ByDesign Festival 2020


Purchase an earlybird ByDesign full festival pass, valid for opening night, offsite design party, and all the films. Individual tickets for each film and workshop coming soon.

Coming March 18–22, 2020:

ByDesign Festival is a cross-cultural exploration of people, structures, and ideas at the intersection of design and the moving image.

In its 20th year, ByDesign recontextualizes the global to the local and examines pressing issues such as sustainability, affordability, indigeneity, and infrastructure, as they relate to design thinking.

Featuring a broad, inclusive selection of films, performances, and interactive activities, ByDesign invites festivalgoers to interrogate their own relationships to personal and collective identity and to examine how humanity’s understanding of itself is central to the ways in which it creates the physical world.

The 20th edition of ByDesign Festival will be curated and promoted in close partnership with Design in Public, a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle dedicated to unleashing the design thinker in everyone. The festival integrates NWFF and DiP’s core missions and visions, by focusing on societal growth and community-building—as viewed through the lens of design-centered thinking.

Submissions to the 2020 festival are now closed. We’d love to see your work next year!

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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