Forward Festival Vienna 2022
Creative Exchange—Hosted by Stefan Sagmeister
For eight years now, the Forward Festival has been the most important event for the creative industries in the DACH-region, bringing together top international creatives with local greats and up-and-coming young creatives from all areas of the scene. The topics range from graphic design, typography, and animation to advertising and creative entrepreneurship to photography and film. As a platform, Forward stands for broad cooperation between the disciplines and ensures networking within the otherwise often very diversified industry.
The One-And-Only Stefan Sagmeister to Host the Festival
Like no other, design legend Stefan Sagmeister managed to send the sold-out hall at the Forward Festival into ecstasy with his talks. This year he is not only on stage for a talk: as host he will guide the guests through the program for two days, giving never before published industry insights and seeking a dialog with all speakers in the elite timetable.
The Festival and the Network of Finest Creative Talent
For years, the Forward Festival has pursued the mission of bringing together creatives from all over the world and from a wide variety of disciplines, and to provide them with the most impressive and inspiring input possible for their future careers through active participation in the festival events. What Forward has developed over the years is a huge yet close and active network of international creative greats, local heroes of the scene, and a strong community of thousands all around. Founder and curator of the festival Othmar Handl says:
“The idea behind Forward was and is to initiate a unique platform where the creative community can share inspiration, give each other personal feedback, and drive the future of the industry. That so much more has come out of it now makes me incredibly proud. Experiencing all the stories that have already been brought to me about our festival gives us the strength and joy of organizing our events every year new—from long-term professional collaborations, to intense friendships, and even a very popular ‘Forward Baby,’ everything is already there!”
But also beyond the Festival, the founder and his agency Forward Creatives care about constant progress in the industry. Just recently, they launched a network for creative professionals which aims to improve cooperation between brands and creatives.
Forward Festival Vienna 2022
October 6th & 7th, 2022
Tickets: On-site tickets from € 159.– and On-Site Student-tickets from € 79.–
Tickets for the event on October 6th at GARTENBAU Kino are limited and in high-demand, Livestream tickets are also available on the Forward Festival website.
Find their full program and get an overview here
Images: © Werner Streitfelder, Julian Mittelstaedt, Stefan Sagmeister, jmvotography, Erik Kessels, Niklas Schnaubelt, Kelli Anderson, Niklas Schnaubelt, Ada Sokol, Werner Streitfelder