Oulun Musiikkivideofestivaalit ry. organised the Oulu Music Video Festival for the seventh time from 24 to 27 August 2001. More than a hundred videos were screened in the Finnish Music Video Contest, and the main prize was awarded to Finn Andersson for his Disco video with a ski jumping theme. The special screenings included a fair dose of rock documentaries and the special guest of the festival was none other than filmmaker Nick Broomfield himself. Air Guitars roared for world peace in the hands of an international group of contestants. The seventh Oulu Music Video Festival attracted an audience of 19,000 people. The readers of City magazine voted the festival as the best festival in town.

Finnish Music Video Contest

Jury: Milla Moilanen, Kari Lounela, Anu Nybacka, Mari Koski and Otto Byström.


The Golden Pumpeli: Finn Andersson - Disco: Ilkeitä asioita

The People's Pumpeli: Pete Riski - Nylon Beat: Syytön

The Special Honorary Mentions:

Teemu Nikki - Pauli Hanhiniemen Perunateatteri: Vieraslista
Kaisa Penttilä - Giant Robot: Jennifer Kissed Me

The Honorary Mentions:

Miikka Lommi - Fintelligens: Voittamaton
Tuukka Temonen - Apulanta: Odotus
Tomi Yli-Suvanto - Seremoniamestari: Ihana päivä

Special Screenings

Kurt & Courtney / Target Shoots First / Meeting People Is Easy / The Black Dog of St. Peterburgh/ Russian Music Videos / Director's Cuts FF / Michel Gondry's Music Videos and Commercials/ Director's Cuts SF / Pasi Pauni Retrospective / Tommi Pietiläinen Retrospective / Sielunveljet in Moscow

Air Guitar World Championships


1. Markus Vainionpää (FIN)
2. Sari Rivinen (FIN)
3. Anthony Lee (UK)

Live at Market Place: Kemopetrol Cleaning Women.

Silakka Clubs (45 Special, Woodoo, Never Grow Old)

Kemopetrol / Zen Café / J.A. Alamäki / Jolly Jumpers / Mana Mana / The Flaming Sideburns / Aavikko