We are excited to be partnering with NW Film Forum once again for the ByDesign [Online] Film Festival 2021! The 21st Annual Festival is a cross-cultural exploration of people, structures, and ideas at the intersection of design and the moving image.
ByDesign’s film program, composed of nine feature films and one short film package, collectively dissects the intentions and industries that produce our habitative environments. The festival also celebrates the efforts of those who continue to reassert human subjectivity and sustainability as integral considerations in design work. Using a cinematic lens, ByDesign criss-crosses the world to listen to new harmonics between design thinking and the concerns of daily life.
The 2021 festival is the second year in a row to be presented in virtual space, with programming available to viewers on a sliding-scale, pay-what-you-can basis of $5–25, with no-fee community tickets upon request. All film programs will be available for viewing throughout the entire festival, allowing festivalgoers to tune in when their schedule allows, no matter the timezone. Half of the film programs are available globally; half have some regional viewing restrictions.
Full festival program of feature and short films can be found here; workshops and panel discussions to be announced!