For a long time, officials and artists, as well as in the media, have heard and emphasized that the 40th Fajr Festival is a period that shows the maturity and 40-year history of this artistic event, or at least it was hoped that it would. Of course, this festival is held under special conditions due to the spread of Corona, but the events that occur in some parts of it are worthy of reflection, such as what is related to the festival poster; Because it was expected that a poster would be designed for the 40th year that would have the glory desired by the managers and would not attract many criticisms of the previous years.
In addition to this, it was expected that, according to the procedure of the past courses, a few days before the start of the festival, the poster would be unveiled with specific ceremonies, even to the extent of virtual holding, so that after that the environmental advertising of the festival would also begin; This year, probably due to the infection of the festival's secretary and the cancellation of the press conference, the plan to unveil the poster, which was always held at the same time as the meeting, was changed. But the publication of a short news for the unveiling of the poster of the 40th Fajr Film Festival, just a few hours before the start of the festival, shows that there was not much detailed planning; And cutting the end of the Simorgh Ebrahim Haghighi wing with the addition of a number 4 in the middle shows more than anything the haste and lack of time.
Poster designer: Mohammad Ishaqian