The Nordic Media Festival is the most prominent and largest media conference in the Nordic region:
1800+ delegates attend, representing the full spectrum of the industry. 100 globally renowned media professionals as speakers. Media heavyweights, creative visionaries and upcoming talent. Our extensive program reflects the most pertinent challenges the industry is facing, best practice and current media trends.
Nordic Media Festival offers a unique arena for networking and the opportunity to interact with colleagues and make new connections. It is the only conference managing to bring together this wide variety of professions and media. In addition to the conference, workshops and evening events, we organize a variety of projects for high-school students: Nmd UNG gives youth an opportunity to increase their competence and gain access to the media industry. The festival culminates in the prestigious Gullruten TV Award Show, the Norwegian equivalent of the Emmy Awards.
Founded in 1988, the festival is a non-profit foundation. Over the years, the conference is established as a high-quality arena for learning, inspiration, creativity and networking.
The festival venue is Grieghallen in Bergen, and we are located on the dramatic west coast of Norway and surrounded by seven mountains. Bergen is recognized worldwide as "the gateway to the fjords". Welcome to one of the world's most beautiful conference venues!
“I have never met a nicer group of people in my entire life. I would honestly tell you, I don’t know if it’s the air, or the mountain or the whale meat, but keep it up!”
Rory Albanese, Writer & Executive Producer, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Board and Representatives
Øyulf Hjertenes, Bergens Tidende (Chairman of the Board)
Sigvald Sveinbjørnsson, Bergensavisen
Tor Magne Nondal, Dagens Næringsliv
Dyveke Maiken Buanes, NRK
Leif Ove Larsen, Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap, UiB
Karianne Solbrække, TV 2
Ingar Myking, Universitetet i Bergen (Head of the Representatives)
Bjørn Eckblad, Dagens Næringsliv
Ingvild Rugland, Bergens Tidende
Katrine Bøckmann, Bergensavisen
Vibeke Fürst Haugen, NRK
Aslaug Henriksen, TV 2