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‘Better than Neil Armstrong’ to go to Canada’s Lakeshorts filmfest

The 10th Lakeshorts Int’l Short Film Festival is to screen Iranian short ‘Better than Neil Armstrong’.

The 10th edition of the Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival has scheduled to screen Iranian short title ‘Better than Neil Armstrong’.

Written and directed by Alireza Qasemi, the short title 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.

The short film has taken part at various global film events, including the 2020 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival in the US, 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, and the 18th Pune International Film Festival in India where it won the Best Live Action Short Film Director's award.

Qasemi’s flick has also been the recipient of the Best Cinematography and the Best Movie Soundtrack awards at the 15th Nahal Student Short Film Festival in Iran.

The Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, which was slated for April 2020 in Toronto, has been postponed until September due to the coronavirus outbreak around the globe.

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