ByDesign Festival 2019: Cross-Cultural Design Thinking

Mar 15 - Mar 17, 2019
4 Films , 3 Events , 1 Workshop


Purchase a ByDesign full festival pass ($52 General, $34 NWFF Member), valid for Opening Night and all the films, or tickets for each film and workshop individually.

The 2019 edition of Northwest Film Forum's annual ByDesign Festival, held March 15–17, 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.


Over the course of a weekend, every space within NWFF will be activated by programs centered on design and architecture, including short and feature films, performances, hands-on generative workshops, and a pop-up market featuring local makers. This year’s festival will also integrate with 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.

Opening Night features a screening of Endless Letterpress, complete with Argentinian filmmakers Pablo Pivetta and Nicolás Rodríguez Fuchs in attendance, and live printing with Expedition Press and related workshops in typography and moving image. A pop-up market and short film program, open to the public during Saturday and Sunday afternoon, will lead into evening film programs, as well as a lecture on sculptural design objects and 100 Year Plan — a hypercolored multidisciplinary performance, both presented by LA artists Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner.



  • MARCH 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Live letterpress printing with Expedition Press! FREE! // INFO
  • MARCH 15, 7:30pm
    Endless Letterpress screening, followed by Q&A with Argentinian filmmakers Pablo Pivetta and Nicolás Rodríguez Fuchs. // TICKETSINFO
  • MARCH 15, 10:00pm-1:30am
    ByDesign Opening Night afterparty at Vermillion Gallery. // INFO
  • MARCH 16 & 17, 2:00pm-7:30pm
    Short film screenings of SmileFaucet, Compilations by Stephen Jablonsky
  • MARCH 16 & 17, 2:00pm-7:30pm
    Pop up market featuring local designers and makers. FREE! // INFO
  • MARCH 16, 2:00pm
    Text & After Effects Workshop taught by Jordan Becke. // TICKETSINFO
  • MARCH 16, 5:00pm
    Live performance “100 Year Plan” with LA collaborative Emotional.Store, followed by discussion with the artists. // TICKETSINFO
  • MARCH 16, 7:30pm
    SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design 1965-1975 (Italy) screening followed by a lively discussion with local designers and makers. // TICKETSINFO
  • MARCH 17, 5:00pm
    Flying Monks Temple (China & Latvia) // TICKETSINFO
  • MARCH 17, 7:30pm
    Brasília: Life After Design (Canada, Brazil & UK) screening with director Bart Simpson in attendance for Q&A after the film. // TICKETSINFO

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