For your inspiration:

Festival of Digital narratives, Yle, Helsinki 22 and 23 March.

More than 20 international PSM cases, presentations and key notes - 300 participants from the Nordvision companies - #FODN2018

Find the full program here, and for download here (pdf)


Yle, Studiotalo
Nyhetsgatan / Uuutiskatu 8
00240 Helsingfors


Please contact Festival Moderator and Curator: Kåre Vedding Poulsen KPO(AT)

Working language: English


See hotel recommendations with discounts, negotiated by Yle*

* = All participants are responsible for their own accommodation during the event. Please, contact the hotel of your choice directly.

What is the Festival of Digital Narratives?

During these two days you will meet an inspirational presentation of some of the very best international digitally based Public Service projects from recent years. The projects to be presented will represent a variety of different modes of storytelling:

Digital storytelling, social storytelling, transmedia/cross media, co-creation projects, mobile stories, SoMe based initiatives, second-screen application, radio-supporting games, AR, insight on news and filter bubbles - and a lot more.

On stage you will also meet a number of internationally acclaimed Key Note speakers from all over the world. After each presentation there will be a short Q&A-session. The audience in the room will be up to 300 Nordic creatives and producers, journalists, managers etc - from all Public Service Broadcasters (Yle, Swedish Yle, NRK, SVT, UR, RUV and DR) working in digital, some in tv and radio and others in strategy, marketing etc.


See confirmed speakers and projects

The event is open for staff from the companies inside the Nordvision cooperation; DR, NRK, RUV, SVT, Yle, Swedish Yle, UR and SR. Number of participants is limited to 300 - first come, first served. 

There is this year a nominal participation fee, to avoid empty seats, due to no-show, and be able to deliver a program on the same, high level as last year. 

Participation fee

- Until February 20th: 675 DKK (c. 90 EUR)

- After February 20th: 900 DKK (c. 120 EUR)

The price includes access to the event and coffee breaks. It does not include any other meals, travel or hotel costs.

Rules for registration and payment

>> Register to participate

(NB: DR-journalister, som er medlem af Dansk Journalistforbund kan søge DJ-efteruddannelsespuljen specifikt til dækning af udgifter i forbindelse med rejse, ophold og deltager-gebyr.)

(Note: no fee for participants from RUV)



Thursday, March 22  - (12.00-19.00 EET)

(Please note: Workshops are for invited people only) 

Please find more detailed program here

09.00 - 11.15Workshops (for invited people only)
11.00 - 12.00Arrival, lunch (at your own cost) in canteen 
12.00 - 12.10Welcome words from Marit af Björkesten - chairman Nordvision and Director & Editor-in-chief, Svenska Yle and Kåre V. Poulsen, leader of Festival of Digital Narratives
12.10 - 13.00OPENING TALK: A (fairly brief) history of digital narratives in media. Thomas Weibel, Germany  
13.00 - 13.15Cleaning Up The Strategy Language. Mika Rahkonen, Yle, Finland
13.15 - 13.40The History of Denmark– across (almost) all platforms, Nikolaj Vitting Hermann, Denmark
13.40 - 14.10Breaking the cycle - using Reddit to blast your stories. Thomas Lindh & John Stark, Sweden and Finland
14.10 - 14.30BREAK - COFFEE
14:30-The Social after The SocialLouise Thornton, Scotland
14.55 - 15.15Mobile stories & Late shift (introduction). Sven Walti, Schwitzerland
15.15 - 16.15KEYNOTE: Manufactured hallucinations: Virtual Dreams & Emotional Machines. A talk about creative processes and possibilities for augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and biometrics. Rama Allen, USA 
16.15 - 16.35BREAK: Coffee and cake
16:35-16.55Beckett - A disruptive narrative based video game. Simon Meek, Scotland
16.55 - 17.20New narratives for investigative journalism: from TouchDoc to Trees. Gert-Jan Strenghol, The Netherlands. 
17.20 - 17.40The Isdalen Mystery. Ståle Hansen and Øyvind Bye Skille, Norway
17.40 - 18.00Kliemannsland - building a real world community hotspot. Philipp Goewe & Tim Schäfer, Germany
18.00 - 19.00Drinks + socializing
18.15 - 19.00 (20.00)SCREENING: Late shift (Interactive film) Short introduction by creator Sven Walti, Schwitzerland. (Duration depends on interaction).

Friday, March 23
 (09.00 - 16.00 EET)
09.00 - 09.10Welcome words by moderators Kåre V. Poulsen and Raimo Lang
09.10 - 09.40TV Crew app & Cinderella Network. Mizuto Tanaka and Kaoru Ishizawa, Japan
09.40 - 10.15Nerd: Dragonslayer - E-sport drama Riikka Takila, Finland
10.15 - 10.45Pre-crime - a crime simulation game Michaela Pnacekova, Germany 
10.45 - 11.00COFFEE BREAK
11.00 - 11.25Datak: a journey from a 18 months investigation about Big Data to a Serious Game, Julien Schekter & Bastian Von Wyss
11.25 - 12.00The Filter Bubble - insights on your users Steve El-Sharawy, Finland
12.00 - 12.45LUNCH (At your own cost)
12.45 - 13.10 KEYNOTE: Effects of digitalisation in online/broadcast Marie Nilsson, Sweden
13.10 - 13.45A complete cross platform news strategy, including 'Do's and dont's' for Facebook Live Brodie Fenlon, Canada
13.45 - 14.05The DUO app - interaction with your TV. Mirek Labedzki, Sweden
14.05 - 14.25Eva Jinek: from talkshowhost to multiplatform personality, Cyril Snijders, The Netherlands
14.25 - 14.50Open VRT - co-creating with young creatives. Camille Pollie, Belgium
14.50 - 15.00Yle Lab
15.00 - 15.05Words of goodbye by Nordvision gen.sec. Henrik Hartmann, Denmark
15.05 - 16.00Drinks and socializing



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