|Fajr filmfest revises design of Simorgh award again||
“I have made alterations to the design of the Crystal Simorgh and the award will be made based on the new design by Iranian artisans in the near future,” graphic designer Enrahim Haqiqi said in a press release published by the organizers of the festival on Saturday.
The Fajr festival previously used to give winners a rectangular crystal plate bearing an engraving of a simorgh, a mythical bird in Iranian culture.
Haqiqi was commissioned to create a new design for the award by the organizers of the previous edition of the festival. A Czech artisan created 50 copies based on the design in Bohemia, a major center for crystal and glass objects in the Czech Republic.
The new Crystal Simorgh was unveiled during the 32nd edition of the even in February 2013. Several of the Crystal Simorghs were broken during the award presentation ceremony.
According to Haqiqi, the former secretary of the festival did not allow him to travel to Bohemia to supervise the crafting of the copies of Simorgh. Thus, the result was not satisfactory.
“When I saw a sample of the Crystal Simorgh, I raised objections and I said that ‘this is not a simorgh, it is a rooster!’,” Haqiqi stated.
“Now, I have revised the design again and it is different from a rooster,” he added.
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