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Charlotte filmfest to screen Iranian ‘Better than Neil Armstrong’

The 2020 Charlotte Film Festival in the US is to screen Iran’s ‘Better than Neil Armstrong’.

The 2020 edition of the Charlotte Film Festival (CFF) in the US has set to present Iranian short flick ‘Better than Neil Armstrong’.

Written and directed by Alireza Qasemi, the short film tells the story of four kids who start their journey to the moon with the mission of finding a mysterious place called The Redland, but the gates of The Redland are being guarded by a mischievous snake.

‘Better than Neil Armstrong’ has won a number of awards, including Best Live Action Short Film Director's award at the 18th Pune International Film Festival in India, best film award at the Drama Section of the 1st Southport International Short Film Festival in the UK, Best Student Short Film award at the 5th Las Cruces International Film Festival in the US, as well as Best Cinematography and Best Movie Soundtrack awards at the 15th Nahal Student Short Film Festival in Iran.

The short film has also been screened at various global events such as the 20th Izmir International Short Film Festival in Turkey, the 2019 Lund International Fantastic Film Festival in Sweden, the 13th Trenton Film Festival in the US, the 10th Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival in Canada, and the 2020 Muslim Film Festival in Australia.

The CFF is going virtual for its 2020 edition - featuring a wide variety of documentaries, narratives, and student films.

The Charlotte Film Festival provides a cultural hub for established and emerging film-artists to showcase their works to the region's top producers, peers, investors, and viewers.

The CFF is committed to providing an environment that spotlights the next generation of local, regional, national, and international independent filmmakers.

The 2020 edition of the event is slated for September 23-27.

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