Nordic Media Days, formerly known as The Nordic Media Festival, is the most prominent media festival in the Nordic region. Founded in 1988, the festival is a non-profit foundation.
Over the years, the festival has established itself as a high-quality arena for learning, inspiration, innovation and networking. About 2000 delegates attend, representing the full spectrum of the industry. The festival welcomes about 100 globally renowned media professionals as speakers. Our extensive program reflects the most pertinent challenges the industry is facing, best practice and current media trends. In addition to the main festival, 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.
Nordic Media Days 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.
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 heart of 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
Karianne Solbrække, TV 2 (chairman of the board)
Frøy Gudbrandsen, Bergens Tidende
Sigvald Sveinbjørnsson, Bergensavisen
Janne Johannessen, Dagens Næringsliv
Tone Lein, NRK
Carl-Gustav Linden, UiB
Ingrid Agasøster, Fonn Group
Vibeke Fürst Haugen, NRK (leader)
Leif Ove Larsen, Universitetet i Bergen
Tor Magne Nondal, Dagens Næringsliv
Rebekka Eldøy, Bergens Tidende
Rune Eriksen, Bergensavisen
Aslaug C. Henriksen, TV 2
Program Advisory Board 2021
Helge O. Svela, digital formats editor, Bergens Tidende
Frode Buanes, managing editor, Dagens Næringsliv
Eda Syvertsen, teamleader for the program department, TV 2
Jørgen Svennevig, streaming services, NRK
Magnus Hoem Iversen, associate professor, University of Bergen
Marius Arnesen, editor, NRKbeta
Gunhild Tinmannsvik, coordinator at the Foreign News Department, TV 2
Gjertrud Eia-Revheim, producer, Monster Entertainment
Camilla Fosse, journalist, Bergensavisen
Guri Heftye, festival director, Nordic Media Days
Silje Iversen Hammersland, project manager, Nordic Media Days