The Oulu Music Video Festival is a city festival of music and moving pictures.
On the last days of August, Oulu is the location for music films and videos from dawn till dusk as well as the setting for the Air Guitar World Championships that are greeted with international rapture. Year 2007 brought in also the MusiXine International Music Film Contest.
The Oulu Music Video Festival was established at the initiative of video students at the Oulu School of Arts and Crafts (currently Pikisaari Unit of Oulu Vocational College) in 1994. The festival organized for presenting Finnish music videos has grown with rock-spirited side events and broadened its programme from video to film. Today the OMVF is an independent non-profit organization.
The number of festival visitors at the Oulu Music Video Festival is around 12,000. The event has become a happy meeting point for music lovers bringing together the young and the young-at-heart-professionals, enthusiasts and consumers of both music and film.
Read more on the herring history at: