The devil wears many disguises. But I should imagine you would not think of him being a fish. Yet there is a group of fish that embodies all the characteristics of Satan himself. They are ugly, venomous and deadly and are called Scorpaenoids.
October 2015 Prize for best special effects at "Silently 2015" Belgrade's Short Underwater Movie Festival (Belgrade – Serbia)
February 2016 1st prize (Trophée d'Or) in the category "Master" at the "Fête Européenne de l'Image Sous-Marine et de l'Environnement" (Strasbourg - France)
September 2016 1st Prize at the "Marmara Underwater Photo & Film Festival" (Istanbul - Turkey)
March 2017 1st prize in the category "Amateur" at "PAF TACHOV", International Festival of Underwater Photography, Films and Children's Artwork (Tachov - Czech Republic)
The Indonesian Throughflow
From the Pacific to the Indian Ocean runs a powerful current, The Indonesian Throughflow! Because it carries planktonic eggs and larvae of all kinds of species from the Pacific, it is the bringer of food and the bringer of life! A part of the Indonesian Throughflow runs through the Lombok Strait between Bali and Lombok. This fact, together with significant upwelling zones and the influence of the Indian Ocean, is what makes the Balinese waters so rich and diverse.
December 2014 Silver "Ecology" at "Delfinfest, 1st International Underwater Film and Photography Festival" (Banja Luka - Bosnia Herzegovina)
March 2015 3rd prize in the category "Master" at the "Fête Européenne de l'Image Sous-Marine et de l'Environnement" (Strasbourg - France)
April 2016 Honorable Mention at the "Turquoise Bay International Underwater Film Festival" (Roatan - Honduras)
Fish form schools for a number of reasons. One of them is to deceive a ferocious predator: the shark. Sharks are equipped with a number of high-tech senses to locate prey. However, fish are able to outsmart the shark and its senses by sticking together!
August 2016 Video Contest Winner at Scubaverse.com
September 2016 3rd Prize at the "Marmara Underwater Photo & Film Festival" (Istanbul - Turkey)
Impression of an Underwater Garden
This short documentary about a black coral bush and its inhabitants was inspired by Impressionism, a 19th-century art movement (visual arts, music and literature). Claude Monet’s paintings inspired videographer Olivier Van den Broeck for the opening and closing titles. The idea for the movie’s title is taken from Monet’s famous painting “Impression of a Sunrise” (“Impression, soleil levant”, oil on canvas 48 x 63, 1872). The beautiful music composed by Eric Bettens is a tribute to Claude Debussy’s fluid works. And the text is written and narrated by Greet Meulepas in Joseph Conrad’s style, starting with all the details to end up with the overall picture.
October 2014 Prize for best editing at "Silently 2014" Belgrade's Short Underwater Movie Festival (Belgrade – Serbia)
March 2015 2nd prize in the category "Espoir" at the "Fête Européenne de l'Image Sous-Marine et de l'Environnement" (Strasbourg - France)
For A Few Shrimps More
Underwater Western movie where ghostpipefishes play the main characters.
October 2013 First prize in the "creative video" category “Australasia Shootout Festival 2013” (Byron Bay – Australia)
December 2014 Silver "Editing" at “Delfinfest, 1st International Underwater Film and Photography Festival” (Banja Luka - Bosnia Herzegovina)
December 2014 Silver "Director" at “Delfinfest, 1st International Underwater Film and Photography Festival” (Banja Luka - Bosnia Herzegovina)
A feather hydroid colony and its inhabitants.
October 2013 First prize in the "narrated video" category “Australasia Shootout Festival 2013” (Byron Bay – Australia)
December 2014 1st Absolute Prize "Città di Camogli" for the "Flash Movie" best film “Camogli International Marine Reserves Film Festival” (Camogli – Italy)
Mysteries of the Sand
At first glance a sandy bottom is a lifeless, boring place, an underwater desert. Yet when taking a closer look, this underappreciated landscape is a home for many different creatures. Let Beyond Scuba take you on an unexpected journey to reveal the mysteries of the sand!
November 2013 "prize for the best musical adaptation" at “Festival Mondial de l’Image Sous-Marine 2013” (Marseille - France)