A unique chance to see a selection of the best new formats and fiction series from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will be delivered at Mipformats and MIPTV in Cannes this April.
“Laugh, Scream, Learn” consists of two screenings and a panel discussion, organised by Favex together with a broad array of partners, among them the British K7 Media, in charge of the final selections and presentations.
For years the Nordic countries have been recognised as audiovisual hubs, with new, fresh and best-selling formats emerging every year, as well as crime series making the most out of Nordic scenery, light and state of mind.
“The future seems to be equally guaranteed with innovative next generation companies and talent, which is spoilt with an unparallelled closeness to top-players in the mobile and gaming industries, superb education and good local testing ground for their ideas. All this is transformed into amazing production values, surprising ideas and well-thought-of usage of a good brand on all platforms,” says Petra Theman, CEO of Favex.
This is why for the first time visitors at Mipformats and MIPTV can laugh, scream and learn with special Nordic content only screenings. The first one takes place on Sunday April 3rd (formats) at 10.20 in the Grand Auditorium, and the second one on Monday morning April 4th (fiction series) at 8.30 in Auditorium K.
An analytical panel discussion will take place directly after the Mipformats screenings in the Grand Auditorium. The speakers include Karoline Spodsberg (Banijay International), Jan Salling (Nordic World) and Pete Paavolainen (MTV3).
The main partners of “Laugh, Scream, Learn”, Banijay International and Nordic World said:
“Banijay International is delighted to be part of the Laugh, Scream, Learn screenings to showcase the creativity which continues to emanate from the region. I’m very much looking forward to demonstrating to international partners what the Nordic countries can offer across all platforms.” Karoline Spodsberg, Managing Director of Banijay International.
“The Nordic region is one the most innovative in the world. Its´about time that we stand tall, proud and united and show the world the very best formats and fiction from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.” says Jan Salling, COO and Sales Director of Nordic World.
K7 Media will shortly present their chosen 3-4 best new formats and 3-4 best new fiction series from each of the countries. The final content to be screened has been solely chosen by K7 Media, from shortlists presented to them. The main criteria has been their potential for international distribution. The programs are all new or fairly new to the international market, and have already been broadcasted (or are soon to be broadcasted) in their respective countries.
Nordisk Film og TV Fond: www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com
Banijay International: www.banijayinternational.com
Nordic World: www.nordicworld.tv
Swedish Film & TV Producers’ Association: www.filmtvp.se
Danish Producers’ Association: www.pro-f.dk
Norwegian Film and TV Producers’ Association: www.produsentforeningen.no
SATU-Association of Independent Producers in Finland: www.satu.fi
K7 Media: www.k7media.co.uk
The events have been sponsored by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
After the events you can find a full list of the screened content on Favex website (www.favex.fi) along with the sales agent details. The printed list is also available on-site.
More information about “Laugh, Scream, Learn: Nordic Screenings”:
Petra Theman, CEO, FAVEX: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +358 40 752 7777 (also on-site in Cannes)
FAVEX -Finnish Film & Audiovisual Export is an association that facilitates promotion, marketing and sales of Finnish audiovisual content and services, be it in the spheres of television, film or publicity.
About Banijay International
Banijay International is a new global force in content distribution with exceptional vision and conviction. It is an extension of the major TV and multimedia content creator, Banijay Entertainment Group, which in two years has grown into a worldwide entertainment powerhouse. Banijay International is the owner of a wide portfolio of programming rights, originating both from within the Banijay Group companies as well as the very best third party properties from the Nordic region and leading independents around the world. Its portfolio is strong, relevant, bold and brash, spanning the genres of factual, compelling game shows, reality hybrids, serial dramas and finished programmes.
About Nordic World
NordicWorld is the programme sales cooperation between some of the major broadcasters in the Nordic region; TV4 of Sweden, NRK and TV2 of Norway and MTV3 of Finland. Our business is to create value by selling own and third party program rights to the world market. Nordicworld offers a wide range of qualilty programs from drama (crime / thriller miniseries and soaps), factuals (current affairs documentaries, lifestyle, travel ) to childrens programs.