8 Nominees selected for the Uranium Film Festival Awards 2012
The 2nd International Uranium Film Festival has nominated eight films representing eight countries for its Award, the Yellow Oscar, in three categories: Best Short, Best Feature and Best Animation. The Festival starts 6 days after the next Earth Summit (Rio plus 20) in the Cinema of the famous Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro called MAM. Between June 29th until July 13th, the Uranium Film Festival will screen over 50 films from all continents about Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Energy, Uranium Mining and radioactive dangers. The film festival will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, July 14th at the same location.
The 2012 nominees are:
Production: Change Performing Arts of Milan
Netherlands/United Kingdom, 2011, 12 min
India, 2009, 9 min
Sweden, 2011, 14 min
Ewa Pieta & Miroslaw Grubek
Production: Miroslaw Grubek, Slawomir Grunberg
Poland/USA, 2011, 52 min
Production: ARTE – WDR
Germany, 2006, 59 min
Production: Tetyana Chernyavska
Germany / Ukraine, 2011, 19 min
USA, 1997, 9 min
Bill Keisling, the director of Not For Public Release: a Nuclear Incident in Lock Haven said: "Thank you for the good news that my documentary Not For Public Release has been nominated for a Yellow Oscar Award. The nuclear incident in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and its many victims, have received no publicity whatsoever from the corporate media in Pennsylvania and the United States. A Yellow Oscar Award from the Uranium Film Festival will not only shine light on my film, it will help to illuminate the plight of the many nuclear victims in the United States, most of whom are usually completely ignored by the government and media here. Thanks again."
"I was very proud and happy that Coffee Break was accepted to the festival. After being nominated for the Yellow Oscar 2012 I am even prouder and happier", said Yellow Oscar-Nominee Marko Kattilakoski from Sweden. "Coffee Break was a story I had to tell. The team I gathered believed in the idea and we made the film with minimal budget and a lot of heart."
"Because of responses like these from Bill or Marko, we are working hard for our uranium film festival to make it an important global event", comments the Uranium Film Festival's General Director and Founder Norbert G. Suchanek.
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