The URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL wants to inform especially the Brazilian and Latin American societies and stimulate the production of independent documentaries and movies about the whole nuclear fuel cycle, about the dangers of radioactivity and especially about the environmental and health risks of uranium exploration, mining and processing.The URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL will be held from May 21th to 28th 2011 in the city of Rio de Janeiro and from June 2nd to 9th in the city of São Paulo.
Brazil has one uranium mine in Bahia, it is now investing in its second uranium mine in Ceará. It plans more uranium prospecting and more mines in the Brazilian Amazon. Brazil is building its 3rd nuclear power plant South of Rio de Janeiro and wants to build 2 or 3 more nuclear power plants in the northeast. With the help of France Brazil is constructing Latin Americas first nuclear submarine. Beside of that the Brazilian Government Lula signed nuclear partnership treaties with Argentine, South Africa and India and is influencing heavily the Portuguese speaking African countries like Angola and Mozambique. Until today the Brazilian and South American societies do not discuss that "Nuclear Road Map" of Brazil. We want to change that. So we created the 1st International Uranium Film Festival (Uranio em Movi(e)mento) in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, which later will travel to the Northeast and to Portugal also.
The festival wants to show documentaries and movies form around the world about the nuclear risk - Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Power Plants, Uranium Mining, Nuclear and Radioactive Waste, Radiation of Food... - because until today the Brazilian, Latin American and Portuguese speaking populations around the world are not properly informed about the dangers of nuclear energy and uranium.
The Festival will happen end of May 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, June in Sao Paulo, in August in some Cities of the Northeast and later in Portugal. But we still need some support. We need your symbolic support and some substantial financial support. For example: Most of the anti-nuclear documentaries and movies are not in Portuguese or in Spanish. So they have to be translated and professionally subtitled, which is pretty costly.
Call for Entries - Uranium Film Festival 2011 in Rio de Janeiro
The 1st International Uranium Film Festival - URÂNIO EM MOVI(E)MENTO - has announced its “call for entries” to filmmakers and film directors from around the world. The festival will held in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo 21st - 28th May and 2nd - 9th June 2011. URÂNIO EM MOVI(E)MENTO is Latin America´s first film festival to highlight nuclear and radioactive issues. It is an annual event with 2 international competitions.
The Festival accepts all independent short films (15 - 40 Min) and feature films (41 - 120 Min) about the whole nuclear fuel cycle. The films (Shorts, features, documentaries, movies) could be about nuclear energy in general, about nuclear waste or about uranium prospecting, uranium exploration, uranium mining, or about nuclear transport, about nuclear and radioactive dangers or about people and environment affected by nuclear projects or radioactive elements in general. Movies, videos, films of all production dates are accepted. Film makers and film directors should send entries with the completed application form. Preview DVD must arrive until January 20th 2011. For further information and to download the application form visit our website: www.uraniumfilmfestival.org, or send an Email to email@example.com.
There are no Submission fees. Deadline: DVD must arrive until January 20th 2011.
Send Entry Form and DVD with your film to
URÂNIO EM MOVI(E)MENTO
c/o Márcia Gomes de Oliveira
Rua Monte Alegre 356 - Apt. 301
Rio de Janeiro / RJ