CUTTLEFISH – The Brainy Bunch reveals the spectacular pyrotechnics of these alien creatures, and discovers what goes on between their eyes and what can they teach us about our own brainpower.

Imagine an alien with three hearts and ten arms growing out of its head.

In an instant it could become invisible, or switch on the most electrifying light shows ever seen.

This alien actually exists. Cuttlefish are the one of the strangest animals on our planet. Leading expert Dr. Mark Norman reveals how these shape-shifting champions can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the other sex and even turn out to be deadly.

And they share something with us: brainpower. Cuttlefish have the largest brain to body ratio of all invertebrates. But does this mean they are intelligent? Can they learn and remember complex new tricks?

CUTTLEFISH – The Brainy Bunch brings to the surface the spectacular pyrotechnics of these clever creatures, discovering just what goes on between their eyes and what they can teach us about our own wits.

A Kaufmann Co-production with WDR/Germany & ARTE, in Association with ABC Australia, Principal Investor FFC Australia

Film and Festival Awards!

10th INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL ,Belgrade/Serbia:
1st Place for Best Professional Underwater Production
IWFF (International Wildlife Film Festival),Missoula/USA :
BEST Underwater Cinematography Merit Award for ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
US International Film & Video Festival, Los Angeles/USA:
SILVER SCREEN AWARD category Nature & Wildlife Documentaries
GREEN SCREEN Nature Film Festival, Eckernfoerde/Germany:
BEST Film Editing
4th CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife Film Festival, New Delhi/India :
BEST Animal Behaviour
6th Celebrate the Sea Festival (CTS), Manila/Philippines:
Rolex Award of Highest Achievement (category: professional feature length films)
39. Festival International Du Film Maritime, D’Exploration & D’Environment,Toulon/France:
Prix de la Recherche Scientifique – BEST Scientific Research
ATOM Awards (Australian Teachers of Media), Melbourne/Australia:
BEST Documentary Science, Technology & The Environment
ACS Awards (Australian Cinematographers Society),State Awards (SA & WA):
GOLD Award for Best Wildlife & Nature Film
ASSG Awards (Australian Screen Sound Guild), Sydney/Australia:
BEST Sound in a Documentary
AFI Awards 2007 (Australian Film Institute), Melbourne/Australia:
BEST Cinematography in a Documentary
NEW YORK FESTIVALS, NYC/USA:
GRAND Festival Award: Best Documentary GOLD World Medal for Nature & Wildlife Films
World Media Festival ,Hamburg/Germany :
GOLD Intermedia-Globe Award for Best Documentary, Research & Science
ACS Awards (Australian Cinematographers Society), National Awards :
GOLDEN TRIPOD for Best Wildlife & Nature Film
North Sea Film Festival, The Hague/Netherlands :
Best Professional Underwater Film

Further Finalist Awards!

WILDLIFE ASIA FILM FESTIVAL, Singapore:
Finalist for Dolphin Award (Best Underwater Documentary) Finalist for Fire Award (Best Picture Editing)
IWFF (International Wildlife Film Festival), Missoula/USA:
Finalist for Best TV Program middle budget category
BANFF World Television Festival , Alberta/Canada:
Finalist for Best Popular Science & Natural History Program
Selected for official festival screening programme: 3rd Goethe-Institute Science Film Festival , Bangkok,
Part of Official Festival Screenings
AFI Awards (Australian Film Institute), Melbourne/Australia:
Finalist Best Editing in a Documentary Finalist Best Sound in a Documentary
4th Pacific International Documentary Film Festival – FIFO, Papeete/Tahiti :
Finalist Best Documentary
5th WAGA Brothers International Festival of Nature Films, Tykocin/Poland:
Finalist Best Documentary
18th Bird & Nature Film Festival of Abbeville , Abbeville/France :
Finalist Best Wildlife Documentary
Wildscreen Festival , Bristol/UK :
Finalist Best Animal Behaviour
Nature Film Festival of Namur , Namur/Belgium :Finalist at Festival Competition

 

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