46:e festivalen 27 jan - 5 feb, 2023

TV Drama Vision

TV Drama Vision is our international conference and market with focus on Nordic drama series with a European outlook

46:e festivalen
27 Jan -
5 Feb, 2023

The programme and theme of TV Drama Vision 2023 will be released in December and January. 

See the preliminary industry schedule here.

The theme for the 2022 TV Drama Vision was: Being part of the solution

How do we respond to the accelerated need for more high-end drama series while securing a sustainable industry in the years to come? How can we nourish creative talent and bring new capacity into production at the current growing rate without compromising healthy working conditions? What does the future hold for independent drama producers and co-productions? Are we ready to initiate systemic change and to future-proof our industry?

This year’s programme included high-end sessions about building a sustainable drama industry, exploring new paths for creative producers, changing business models and storytelling. Other highlights at this year’s edition of TV Drama Vision 2022 were our creative guest, the award-winning Italian director, producer and screenwriter Luca Guadagnino, a spotlight on Finland and Russia, an extensive line-up of Nordic broadcasters and streamers, our annual screenplay award Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, keynote guests and panels, and as always an extensive overview of Nordic drama series with a qualitative selection of European highlights.

The international conference market TV Drama Vision presented a live and broadcasted stage programme and hybrid meeting opportunities in-person and online. TV Drama Vision took place at Stora Teatern, Göteborg’s old opera house. 

Nostradamus keynote: Healthy Work in a Sustainable Industry

An unprecedented demand for content offers enormous artistic and business opportunities – but also places unprecedented pressures on producers, talent, crews, and other humans across the industry. Alarming risks to physical safety and mental health have been documented across the industry. As staff shortages make a sustainable work environment not just an ethical issue but a business necessity, how do we start making change?
Presented by Johanna Koljonen, Media Analyst.

Championing Sustainable Creativity

Trailblazer Lars Blomgren, is at the forefront of the rise in non-English language drama, which is now more mainstream than ever before. Hear from Lars how Banijay is disrupting the ever-changing broadcast landscape, using its might responsibly, driving trends and championing creativity and collaboration, ensuring long-term growth as the independent home for the world’s top scripted talent and content. 

Lars Blomgren, Head of Scripted, Banijay in conversation with Johanna Koljonen.

Future-proofing the Industry

With an ever-increasing production rate in the golden era of drama series, the need for finding a common ground, new solutions and collaboration throughout the value chain, is more evident than ever before. How can we create value together in a sustainable way and safeguard talent for the future while our business models are constantly changing?

Panelists: Kjartan Thor Thordarsson – CEO Sagafilm, Filippa Wallestam – EVP and Chief Content Officer Nent Group, Martina Österling – Agent and Partner Albatros Agency and Rikke Ennis – CEO, Reinvent.

Moderated by Marike Muselaers.

Breaking or sustaining Nordic series storytelling

In order to stay relevant for audiences, our industry needs to challenge how stories are created and financed throughout the creative production journey by incorporating diversity- and sustainability aspects. How do we secure the future impact of Nordic film- and series storytelling?

Presented by: 
Ivar Køhn – Head of Drama NRK, Elli Toivoniemi – Producer Tuffi Films, Ronny Fritsche – Sustainability Expert in Film & TV, Avocado Films, Valeria Richter – Scriptwriter and Creative Producer, and Helene Granqvist – Producer Nordic Factory.

New Nordic Narratives - a new think tank inspired lab – proposes concrete steps towards creating a new production landscape. The lab is initiated by Nordic Factory, in collaboration with among others, the industry events, Nordic Film Market, New Nordic Films, and Industry@Tallinn Baltic Event.

New ways for creative producers

With this panel we want to explore different ways of being a creative producer and address the last year’s significant changes in industry accelerated by the pandemic and how it has reshaped the conditions for producing.

Panelists: Gudny Hummelvoll (Producer Hummelfilm/Yellow Bird Norge, President of EPC), Gábor Krigler (Creative Producer, Joyrider), Josefine Tengblad (Producer and Co-founder, Nordic Drama Queens) and Nicklas Wikström Nicastro (Producer and Founder of Strive Stories). In collaboration with European Producers Club (EPC).

Moderated by Marike Muselaers.

Coordinating Nordic Sustainability

Climate change is a fact that we all need to deal with on a personal, as well as on a professional level. Internationally the Nordic audiovisual industry is known for its effective collaboration. It’s time to coordinate sustainability strategies on a pan-Nordic level. In March 2022 Nordisk Film & TV Fond and the Nordic Eco Media Alliance (NEMA) will launch a partnership focused on green filming. NEMA member Ronny Fritsche and the Fund’s CEO Liselott Forsman will give a sneak preview of this upcoming collaboration.

Liselott Forsman, CEO Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Ronny Fritsche, Producer Avokadofilm

Spotlight on Russian drama: Meet START

Russian drama series are finding their way to broadcasters and streamers all over the world. Moscow-based streaming service Start and in-house production company Start Studio are at the forefront of this development. Daria Bondarenko will present some of Start’s upcoming projects, and talk about the international roll out and the importance of partnerships.

Meet Daria Bondarenko, EVP of Sales and Acquisitions at START, Russia.
Moderated by Marike Muselaers.

Meet Nordic Broadcasters and Streamers – SVT, YLE, NRK, DR, Viaplay, Elisa Viihde, Netflix, TV2 Denmark, TV4 C More and MTV C More

With our sight set on upcoming trends, we have gathered a selection of broadcasters and streamers from the Nordics. They will present new and upcoming series, the stories they are hoping to find and their plans for the upcoming years.

This year we meet Katrine Vogelsang, Head of Fiction at TV2 Denmark, Piodor Gustafsson, Head of Drama and Nathalie Drago, Head of Development at TV4 and C More, Henriette Marienlund, Head of Drama at DR, Ivar Køhn, Head of Drama at NRK, Camilla Rydbacken, VP Nordic Scripted at Nordic Entertainment Group, Jenny Stjernströmer Björk, Nordic Head of Original Series at Netflix, Anna Croneman, Head of Drama at SVT, Malin Nevander, Head of Development at SVT, Jarmo Lampela, Head of Drama at YLE Drama, Ani Korpela, Chief Content Officer at Elisa Viihde and Jani Hartikainen, Head of Drama and Development at MTV C More.

Spotlight on Finland

Who are the players and what are the commissioners looking for? What financing and support are available on a national and regional level? This focus session will give you an insight to the Finnish market.

This is Finland’s opening speaker, Johanna Karppinen, maps out who’s who in the Finnish landscape. Laura Kuulasmaa, Executive Director, Audiovisual Producers Finland APFI, will discuss filming and producing in Finland. Jarmo Lampela, Head of Drama at YLE, Jani Hartikainen, Head of Drama and Development at MTV and Ani Korpela, Chief Content Officer at Elisa Viihde Viaplay will tell us more about what they are up to.

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