SA documentary My Octopus Teacher wins big at Critics Choice Awards

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Craig and the octopus in My Octopus Teacher. (Photo: Ross Frylinck/Supplied)
Craig and the octopus in My Octopus Teacher. (Photo: Ross Frylinck/Supplied)

South African documentary My Octopus Teacher has won two awards at the Critics Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA).

The winners for the fifth annual awards were announced on Monday, 16 November.

The Netflix film directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed was the only film to win more than one trophy - winning the categories Best Science/Nature Documentary and Best Cinematography.

The film centres on award-winning filmmaker, Craig Foster who develops a 'relationship' with a curious octopus while diving in the Atlantic Ocean.

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In August the film nabbed eight nominations at the Jackson Wild Media Awards and went on to win the Grand Teton Award. It also won the Best Feature Film award at the EarthX film festival.



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