Explanation of the design for the PLURAL+ Insight Award trophy.
Awarded in association with the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, the PLURAL+ Insight Award Trophy 2013 is awarded to a film that ‘best features, touches upon or explores a notion of faith’. The Awards Ceremony takes place on 5 December at the Paley Center for Media in New York, USA.
The trophy design: Celtic Knots
The trophy has been fashioned in Wales, UK. It is made out of local slate and wood, it features the ancient symbol of the Celtic Knot.
Celtic Knots, perhaps the most recognisable artwork in Celtic history, were a creation of the early Celtic Church residing originally in Ireland around AD 450. Such Christian Celtic artwork was also influenced by pagan Celtic sources. The designs spread to other UK nations and Europe through missionary expeditions.
Sometimes known as the ‘mystic’, or ‘endless’ knot it is thought that its symbolism may refer to beginnings and endings and an uninterrupted life cycle. We are reminded of the timeless nature of the spirit as we contemplate the infinite cycles of birth and rebirth in both physical and ethereal realms.
Winner of the trophy for the PLURAL+ Insight Award 2013
The Insight Film Festival vision
The Insight Film Festival aims to contribution to understanding and peace by encouraging the making of films about faith and by providing a lively space where those interested can debate issues addressed and generated by films.
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