The 4th edition of Rio’s International Film Festival (International Uranium Film Festival) has honored the years winners during an awarding ceremony at the Modern Art Museum Cinemateque. 13 atomic documentaries and movies from 11 countries – Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Turkey, UK, and Ukraine – received five Yellow Oscars and eight Special Recognitions.
Yellow Oscar awards went to two films from Germany: “Yellow Cake: The Dirt behind Uranium” (short version) by Joachim Tschirner and to “Final Picture” by Michael von Hohenberg. The in Brazil living Argentinian Filmmaker Roberto Fernandez received the Yellow Oscar for his short film ”11:02 de 1945 Retratos de Nagasaki” about atomic bomb survivers living in São Paulo. Bogna Kowalczyk from Poland received the Yellow Oscar for her animated short film ”After All”, and “Fukushame. The Lost Japan” by Director Alessandro Tesei from Italy was the festival´s best feature documentary about Fukushima.
Special Recognitions went to:
“A2-B-C” by Director Ian Thomas Ash, Japan; “Eternal Tears” by Director Kseniya Simonova, Ukraine; “Fallout” by Director Lawrence Johnston, Australia; “The Nuclear Boy Scout” by Director Bindu Mathur, UK; ”Inheritance” by Director Margaret Cox, UK; “Wake Up” by Director David Bradbury, Australia; “Nuclear Winter” by Directors: Megan Taite, Jefferson Tolentino, Erwin Bonifacio, Robert Mullally, Shane Donohue, Jack Travers and Eimhin McNamara (director supervisor), Ireland; “The Cloud Has Passed Over Us” (Üstümüzden Geçti Bulut) by Director Yaşar Arif Karagülle, Turkey.