Forward Festival Munich


About Forward Festival Munich

The Forward Festival stands for interesting talks and personal interaction with the most renowned minds from the fields of design, creativity, and communication, who reveal their experiences, personal success, and learnings to the audience. Stay tuned for more info, it's going to be a festival season full of pleasant surprises!



Learn more about Mirko Borsche

Mirko Borsche received numerous national and international awards for his work. Amongst many national exhibitions, his work was exhibited in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Florence, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo.

Learn more about Anton & Irene

Anton Repponen and Irene Pereyra climbed their way from junior designers to founders of their own studio. They have more than a dozen of prestigious awards including Webby, Emmy, Red Dot, .NET and Cannes Lions. And, yes, their studio does indeed deserve a specifically dedicated board on Pinterest.

Florian Kaps
Learn more about Florian Kaps

Florian Kaps got his senses hooked on „real things“ in 2001, when he first dived into the magic of analog photography as leading manager of the Lomographic Society, developing their worldwide online community and shop platform. With lots of care and love, Florian is now sourcing, selecting and presenting analog treasures that touch all senses and thus make you feel a human being.

Aaron Duffy
Learn more about Aaron Duffy

Aaron Duffy is the cofounder of SpecialGuest. His specialty is in communications and visual experimentation, often bringing a touch of humanity to technology. He has had work inducted into the MoMA’s archive for the art and technique of the America Commercial, was highlied as a top 10 director by CreativityOnline, won an MTV Moonman, and was named number one in Business Insider’s 30 most creative in advertising under 30.

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Learn more about Rodeo FX / Thomas Hullin

As Head of Rodeo FX Munich, Thomas Hullin led the creation of Rodeo FX’s first European studio, launching it successfully while establishing an efficient workflow to connect Munich to Rodeo FX’s North American studios. Thomas continues to grow the studio, further developing Rodeo FX’s presence in Europe.

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Learn more about Alex Jenkins

Alex Jenkins is an award-winning Creative Director with over 15 years of commercial experience, working with some of the most progressive digital companies and brands globally. He combines his background in Graphic Design, Illustration and Character Animation with skills in the interactive space to work across a diverse range of projects including, digital branding, websites, games, mobile Apps, installations and content that inhabits a variety of platforms at once. Alex has received industry recognition from Cannes Lions, The One Show, The Webby’s and The Art Directors Club, amongst others.

Alex Jenkins speaks about Breaking into Reality

Breaking into Reality
A new kind of reality is starting to appear directly on top of the world we live in. An invisible magical skin that enables sleeping buildings to wake up, imaginary creatures to roam the streets and myriad alternate versions of reality to exist one upon another. More than stories, these are worlds we can experience intertwined with our own and at any moment! Powered by new technologies and our imagination, it’s an exciting, sometimes strange, but wonderful moment to adventure into the metaverse. Alex will talk about Nexus Studios’ journey exploring the possibilities for creating enhanced locations and learning, through a number of pioneering projects, how we might inhabit this new universe, build interactive virtual experiences and ultimately create living story worlds.

Learn more about Typejockeys

Since 2008 the small and independent Austrian foundry creates big type families, like Ingeborg and Henriette or display fonts for their casual collection: Typejockey’s Shots. Several of them awarded by notable institutions – including Type Directors Club New York or European Design Award.

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Learn more about Yifei Chai

With a Double Masters degree at Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering, Yifei Chai took on the role of Innovation Architect at UNIT9. His work focuses on Innovation, creative thinking and especially focusing on any type of Experiential Execution that can trigger human emotions. His strengths are Innovation, Emotion Alchemy, Concept, and Strategy, Retail Design and Fabrication, Art & Creative Direction.

Learn more about International Magic

International Magic is an experience design studio, playing with emerging technologies and socio-cultural cues to melt boundaries between the physical and digital worlds. Founded by Adam Rodgers and Stefan Endress, International Magic responds to shifts in culture and technology through engaging creative strategies, new modes of interaction, and strong visual direction. Past collaborators include leading cultural innovators such as Adidas, Brian Eno, FKA twigs, Jake & Dinos Chapman, 032c, Somerset House, Manchester International & Yeezy Supply. Their work has resulted in numerous awards, including a Webby Award and a D&AD graphite pencil.


Student Early Bird Ticket: 75,00€ Student Ticket: 95,00€ Early Access Mega Early Bird Ticket: 135,00€ Mega Early Bird Ticket: 145,00€ Early Bird Ticket: 175,00€ Regular Ticket: 199,00€ 4+1 Student Ticket: 76,00€ 4+1 Group Ticket: 159,20€ Late Bird Ticket: 249,00€ Irregular Ticket: 399,00€


HFF Munich
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333, Munich

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