From Rio to Bozcaada

International Uranium Film Festival is partnering with Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary in Turkey

We are honored to announce the partnership between the Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary (BIFED) in Turkey and the International Uranium Film Festival to share our films and ideas and to join forces in these uncertain times to continue our valuable film programs.

Since 2014 BIFED shows on the small Aegean Island Bozcaada exceptional films on environmental issues. BIFED sustains itself through local sources and solidarity. It does not follow the latest trends and take an interest in the popular films of the year, which fly from one festival to another like migratory birds. BIFED includes in its program films that talk about their own problems, that do not exploit the Third-World like some exotic material.

„As BIFED, we try to share everything on our island with our guests as much as we can. If this worldwide madness cannot destroy this beautiful blue planet, the documentaries that you make despite all the odds and with great courage are truly important as an invaluable part of a great resistance“, states Festival Director Petra Holzer. The next BIFED will be held October 12 to 16, 2022.

The International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF), also known as the Atomic Age Film Festival is a project against forgetting: “Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat it,” wrote the philosopher George Santayana. The horror of Hiroshima or Nagasaki triggered by atomic bombs, nuclear accidents like Chernobyl or Fukushima or the terrible consequences of uranium ammunition in Iraq or the Balkans must not be forgotten. Since its premiere in May 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, the annual Uranium Film Festival has rapidly grown into a global event. In the past eleven years about 70 Uranium Film Festivals have been organized in 9 countries and in more than 20 cities like Rio, Washington DC, Hollywood, New York, Santa Fe, Window Rock, Quebec City, Montreal, Amman, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Lisbon and Berlin. 

„Just as radioactivity and the aftermath of nuclear accidents like Chernobyl know no borders, so do we“, state the IUFF festival directors Márcia Gomes de Oliveira & Norbert G. Suchanek. „It is therefore a special honor for us to be a partner of BIFED on the beautiful Turkish Island  Bozcaada. This helps us to reach more people and helps us to offer the atomic filmmakers and their films a wider audience and to enter a hemisphere that is not easy to reach due to the language barrier. We are very happy about this and look forward to a long successful partnership.“

The next Uranium Film Festival will be held October 6 to 13, 2022, in Berlin.