Northlight has had a pretty good week. Both Simorgh and Spiritus were named Semifinalists in the 42nd Annual Student Academy Awards. In a record year, over 1,600 films were submitted to the Student Academy Awards. From those 1,600, the Academy chose 80 films to advance in all categories. Simorgh is a semifinalist in the Animation Category, while Spiritus is a semifinalist in the Documentary Category.
This is the second Student Academy Award semifinal for lead animator Meghdad Asadi. His film Beyond The Spheres was a finalist and nominee in the Alt. Category for the 40th Student Academy Awards. While we are hoping for more, it is a great honor and distinction for both films to being advanced to the semifinal round.
See Simorgh Trailer here
See Spiritus Trailer here.