Erna Buffie wins Best Doc Director for Smarty Plants!Winnipeg’s Erna Buffie won Best Direction in a Documentary Program or Series for the documentary “Smarty Plants: Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour” at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards.The Canadian Screen Awards is hosted by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and will be aired on March 3, 2012 at 8pm on CBC.Produced by Merit Jensen Carr and directed by Erna Buffie, “Smarty Plants: Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour” follows University of Alberta scientist and ecologist JC Cahill on a spectacular visual journey into the hidden lives of plants. Traveling the world, from the Great Basin Desert to the rainforests of British Columbia, Cahill meets up with a team of amazing plant scientists who are revealing an extraordinary, secret world – a world where plants behave a lot like us.Smarty Plants is produced by Merit Motion Pictures in association with CBC's The Nature of Things, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Manitoba Film & Music, the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit and the Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit.

March 21, 2013