Festival for Creativity, Design and Communication

The Forward Festival’s motto this year is ‘construct deconstruct’. Many speakers will give insights into their process of idea-generation and present prototypes that have never been published.

Top-level speakers will again be speaking about their personal experiences and success stories in the fields of design and communication at this year’s Forward Festival.

For the first time since its inception four years ago in Vienna, this year’s event will include all German-speaking countries and will draw creative professionals to Vienna (Austria) from April 26-28, to Munich (Germany) from May 30-31 and to Zurich (Switzerland) from June 1-2.

The festival will include a conference at which, among others, designer Paula Sher from Pentagram, New York, street culture photographer Boogie and the Norwegian/ US-American architecture firm Snøhetta will offer valuable insights into their work.

In line with this year’s motto – construct, deconstruct – several speakers will give exclusive insights into their personal creative processes and present prototypes of their work that ended up being discarded and never made public.

As new elements were continuously being added to the festival each year, founders Othmar Handl and Lukas Kauer decided to focus on a broad program for 2018: initially, the festival focused on traditional design and has grown to encompass the fields of architecture, motion design, VFX, AR/ VR, and industrial design.

MAXON will support the Forward Festival this year as a sponsor and will offer two very interesting presentations for the Cinema 4D community: In Vienna, on April 27 (5:30 p.m. CEST), Günther Nikodim will show how to create a T-Rex in Cinema 4D to archaeological standards. He will show how he performs his research and will show how he uses Cinema 4D’s modeling, sculpting and painting tools.

Join AIXSPONZA’s Matthias Zabiegly in Zurich on June 1 (10:10 p.m. CEST) as he explains the unique challenges designers have to master when working in motion design and demonstrates what a typical everyday creative process looks like.

MAXON hopes you enjoy the Forward Festival!

More information about the program can be found at the Forward Festival Website.