Nordic focus at Europe’s biggest television festival taking place today


MIPTV, Europe’s biggest film festival, will be running this weekend with a special focus on Nordic television. Considered the Cannes Film Festival of the television world, the event takes place in the French city and features television execs and creative talent from 100 countries discussing early-stage content development partnerships, seal international distribution deals and be inspired by the seminars on the newest trends in content and technology. Among these are Nordic TV dramas.

Today (Tuesday the 14th of April) a special Nordic focus will take place, including the seminar “The Hottest Drama form the Cold,” where DR’s Head of Fiction Piv Bernth and creater of TV 2’s upcoming TV drama “Norskov” Dunja Gry Jensen will participate in the panel. The programme promises “a sneak preview of the latest Nordic drama titles, along with an examination of the secret storytelling sauce that producers around world are desperate to bottle.”

“Norskov” is a provincial police drama directed by Louise Friedberg and produced by Senia Dremstrup from SF Film Production with support from the Danish Film Institute’s Public Service Fund.

Information gathered from the Danish Film Institute

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.