1998

The Oulu Music Video Festival reached the honourable age of five years. The Finnish Music Video Contest included a record-breaking number of videos, and special series offered both domestic and foreign rarities. Air Guitars roared in promotion of world peace and the festival once again received international fame. The festival grew in nearly all respects: a more international and extensive programme was started already on Thursday, and the festival spread out to restaurants and around the town. The number of festival visitors nearly doubled: a record-breaking audience of 20,000 people visited the Oulu Music Video Festival events.

Finnish Music Video Contest

Jury: Outi Rousu, Marko Sirviö, Ilona Jäntti, Merja Kokko and Akseli Peltovuori.

Results:

The Golden Pumpeli: Nissi Esa/Passi JP/Pirttiaho Pasi - Aavikko: El Cebo/Panama

The People's Pumpeli: Jaakko Saurama - Pipoz: Here We Go

The Special Honorary Mentions:

Aleksi Bardy - Ultra Bra: Sinä lähdit pois
Miikka Lommi - Bomfunk Mc's: Uprocking Beats
Tuukka Temonen - Apulanta: Mitä vaan

The Honorary Mentions:

Pete Riski - Come Inside: Hold Me Now
Miikko Oikkonen - Kotiteollisuus: Routa ei lopu
Sökö Kaukoranta - Jimi Tenor: Midsummernight
Kare Hellen - Apocalyptica: Harmageddon

Special Screenings

MTV Europe: Station ID's & Art Breaks / Sound & Vision 1-2: Music Videos of the 60's & Late Nite Special by Herbert Gehr / Musik från Umeå / How Does a Musician Direct? Kie von Hertzen - Don Huonot and Tuukka Temonen - Apulanta / Commercial Films 1 & 2 Commercial Films 1: "Känsävedikkeestä Uniseksiin" History of Commercial Film / Commercial Films 2: "When the James Go Marching in" Music in Finnish Commercial Films 1950-60 / Jimi Tenor & Jusu Lounela Retrospective

Air Guitar World Championships

Results:

1. Juha Hippi (FIN)
2. Teja Kotilainen (FIN)
3. Danny Turano (UK)

Live at Market Place: YUP, Banana Skin, Plastic, Aavikko and Erkki Junkkarinen.

Silakka Clubs (45 Special, Rauhala, Vanha Mylly)

Ray Wonder (SWE) / YUP, Radiopuhelimet / Jolly Jumpers / Submerged / Fridge ja No Bones Broken.

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