Forward Exchange Program 2021

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The fourth edition of the Forward Exchange Program is here and we are very excited to invite you to it! Join other creatives and get free Livestream access to our Festivals and masterclasses in Hamburg and Vienna, hybrid studio visits, exchange of experiences with experts & more!


This year’s spotlight will be on “Design & Film”. Together we will focus on questions like: How are technologies changing the classic design areas in the medium of film? What role do technologies such as VR / AR, VFX, or animation play in this process? How are these questions taken up and tackled in the Hamburg scene?


Summer in Hamburg – Fall in Vienna


The Forward Exchange Program connects the two festivals and provides inspiration and exchange in a hybrid way – between Hamburg and Vienna as well as between the digital and analog realms. This offer is aimed at creative professionals from the two cities working in the fields of design, communication, multimedia, film industry and architecture, who deal with the interfaces of “Design & Film” in their work and are looking for new impulses for their work.


The Forward Exchange Program will take place on July 1st and 2nd in Hamburg and on October 8th and 9th in Vienna.

October 7th: Masterclass
October 7th to October 8th: Digital visit to the Forward Festival Vienna


Pitch it like Das R&: Ideas feat. Visuals


Film & Design meets every day at our company when it comes to the design of pitch papers and directors’ interpretations.
What exactly this is and how these presentations are created at our company is something we will introduce participants to in our workshop.
With a practical exercise we will test how color worlds and content fit together – stay curious!


Aims and Goals


  • Discover the connection between the topic “Design & Film” and your own work
  • Business insights and know-how transfer
  • Establishment of an international network
  • Discussions with and feedback from mentors
  • Networking with the participants, joint learning and mutual support
  • Experience-oriented, creative and interactive work and learning


All the best from Vienna and Hamburg!