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.