Media coverage 2023

12th International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro in the Media

First of all we want to thank all the journalists from Brazil and abroad who covered the 12th International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 2023. Thanks to them, the festival reached hundreds of thousands of people beyond the city and state borders of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

Special thanks to journalist Bolívar Torres and „O Globo“, the leader among Brazilian daily newspapers, with almost 1.2 million readers, 80% of whom are upper and middle class. The huge, well done „O Globo“ article about the Uranium Film Festival „Em meio a tensões globais, risco atômico é inspiração / Amid global tensions, atomic risk is inspiration“ shares the same page as the world-famous film fest of Cannes starring Johnny Depp. For this reason alone, the festival's nickname “Atomic Cannes” coined by an English-speaking journalist in 2014 might be justified in retrospect. The article is also published in the „O Globo“ digital version.

We would also like to highlight the festival report by Brazilian journalist Marcus Tavares „12ª edição do International Uranium Film Festival abre espaço para produções femininas / 12th edition of the International Uranium Film Festival opens space for female productions“ published on

Of the English speaking media that covered the festival, we would like to highlight the British Herald Magazine first. This British magazine is published bi-monthly and features original reporting, commentary, analysis focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle, available in print and online. 

Smitha Soman, Associate Editor of the British Herald, has put together a superb five-page report entitled „International Uranium Film Festival: A Spectacle to All Nuclear Phenomena“. The article was placed prominently in the magazine between a report on Cannes and Champions League winner Manchester City. Who knows, maybe we can have an Uranium Film Festival in Cannes in the future?

We want to thank also the editors of the Pressenza news agency in New York for their festival coverage "Films starring Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas received the Trophy of the International Uranium Film Festival in Rio“.  This report could spur us on to return to the Big Apple. Our first Uranium Film Festival in New York City took place in February 2014.
News about the film festival in Rio were also published in Germany. The "Global Magazine" and its report „Die Preisträger des Internationalen Uranium Film Festivals in Rio / The Prize Winners of the International Uranium Film Festival in Rio“ deserve special mention here.

Our festival was reported as well on radio waves. Rio de Janeiro correspondent Valeria Saccone interviewed the festival's directors for RTVE Radio in her report: "Uranium Film Festival: perigo nuclear no grande ecrã / nuclear danger on the big screen“. RTVE is Spain's largest state-owned public media company. Thank you Valeria Saccone!

Another master of the spoken word and radio reporting is Los Angeles-based Libbe HaLevy, producer of the radio show Nuclear Hotseat. Without knowing that she will receive the festival's „Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award“, she was present throughout the festival in Rio de Janeiro and reported - as always - in an exceptionally entertaining way. We invite everyone to visit their website Worth hearing and reading! 

Finally, we would like to thank the Brazilian photographers - Ana Clara Vaz, Fernando Alvim, Felipe Corrêa (Ascom Faetec), Hek Guerra - who captured the festival for us and for you in pictures! Remember that a picture can say more than a thousand words. Top photo shows festival director Márcia Gomes de Oliveira (left) with Award winner LIbbe HaLevy - Photo by Ana Clara Vaz.

All the best from Rio / Abraços

Norbert G. Suchanek & Márcia Gomes de Oliveira
directors and founders of the International Uranium Film Festival
About the Festival

The 2010 founded International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) is dedicated to all nuclear issues and the whole nuclear fuel chain, from uranium mining to nuclear waste, from nuclear war to nuclear accidents. Over the past 12 years, Uranium Film Festivals have not only been held in Rio, but also in several other countries and cities such as Berlin, New Delhi, New York, Washington DC, Window Rock and Santa Fe. Since 2016, when the International Uranium Film Festival was hosted in partnership with Hollywood star Kat Kramer at the famous Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles it is also known as Atomic Age Cinema Fest. The 12th International Uranium Film Festival award ceremony and party was held in the Cinematheque and Gardens of Rio's Modern Art Museum, a place with a curious movie history that just a few people know. It was the location of the key scenes of the famous film „That Man from Rio“ with Jean-Paul Belmondo. The movie was directed by Philippe de Broca and filmed exactly 60 ago in 1963.

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