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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.

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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


Frøy Gudbrandsen, Bergens Tidende (chairman of the board)

Karianne Solbrække, TV 2

Guro Valland, Bergensavisen

Janne Johannessen, Dagens Næringsliv

Tone Lein, NRK

Carl-Gustav Linden, Universitetet i Bergen

Ingrid Agasøster, Fonn Group


Vibeke Fürst Haugen, NRK (leader)

Leif Ove Larsen, Universitetet i Bergen

Frode Buanes, Dagens Næringsliv

Liv Skotheim, Bergens Tidende

Rune Ulvik, Bergensavisen

Aslaug C. Henriksen, TV 2

Program Advisory Board

Lars Fredriksson Selvik, Front editor, BA

Hanne Louise Åkernes, Leader Bord24, Bergens Tidende

Fredrik Bjerknes, Scholarship holder, Department of Information and Media Science, UiB

Sandra Hafsahl, development manager and executive produsent, Monster Entertainment

Eirin Larsen, Social Media manager, Dagens Næringsliv

Eda Syvertsen, teamleader for the program department, TV 2

Marius Arnesen, editor, NRKbeta

Gunhild Tinmannsvik, coordinator at the Foreign News Department, TV 2

Elisabeth Mjøs, Planning and content manager, TV, Strategy and media division, NRK

Guri Heftye, festival director, Nordic Media Days

Silje Iversen Hammersland, project manager, Nordic Media Days

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