The twelfth Oulu Music Video Festival took place on 24-28 August, 2005. The Finnish Music Video Contest and respective showcase screened 141 videos, and the sold-out Pumpeli Gala saw the best award go to Finn Andersson for his PMMP video. The most eagerly visited screenings besides the Finnish music videos were ‘Rai rai! - Documentary on Kotiteollisuus' and 22-Pistepirkko documentary ‘Sleep Good - Rock Well' along with East German disco films and ‘Damn Puberty!' which consisted of American youth education films.

The Air Guitar World Championships' 10-year Anniversary spectacle offered a stage full of international Air Guitarists - the happy new owner of a Flying Finn guitar and a Brian May amplifier is Dutchman Michael "Destroyer" Heffels. The night at Club Teatria also featured other acts, such as Eläkeläiset, Poets of the Fall and Magyar Posse. The festival clubs rocked in the beat of fresh and ripe Finnish and international acts. The festival events gathered a total audience of over 13,000 visitors.

Finnish Music Video Contest

Jury: music journalist and columnist Samuli Knuuti, Talent Artist Manager/MTV Nordic Marie-Yama Fadera ja the radio station YleX judge, student Ossi Käki.


Golden Pumpeli Award: Finn Andersson - PMMP: Päiväkoti

Teen Pumpeli Award: Anu Liikkanen - Trio Tetris: Tattarmosshen

People's Pumpeli Award: Lauri Warsta & Jouni Karttunen - Disco Ensemble: Drop Dead, Casanova

Honorary Mentions:

Tommi Karvinen - Kotiteollisuus: Kaihola
Vesa Manninen - Quintessence: Delirious
Sami Parkkinen & Jaakko Kilpiäinen - Kotiteollisuus: Vieraan sanomaaPete Riski - Husky Rescue: New Light Of Tomorrow
Pete Veijalainen - Zen Café: Taivas on kirkas ja napakka
Lauri Warsta & Jouni Karttunen - Disco Ensemble: Drop Dead, Casanova

Special Screenings

Rai rai! / Sleep Good - Rock Well / Finn Andersson retrospective/ Protocop / Santtu Karhu - The Carelian Rocker / Documentary On Absoluuttinen Nollapiste / History Of Finnish Music Video / First Finnish Videos / With The Power Of Music / Finnish Commercial Films / Mike Mills Palytime & Memories / Eastern German Disco Films / German Music Videos / German Electronica Videos / The Search For Animal Chin / Jisoe - When Your Art Is Illegal / Rock Fresh / DIG! / The Devil And Daniel Johnston / Let's Rock Again! / Air Guitar In Oulu / Bloody Puberty! - How America Educates Its Teens

Air GuitarWorld Championships


1. Michael "Destroyer" Heffels (The Netherlands)
2. Giesela "Gizzy Guitar" Visser (New Zealand)
3. Gyuri "Pelvis Fenderbender" Vergouw (The Netherlands)
4. Takeshi Kongochi (Japan)
5. Heidi " Funky Chicken" Leitner (Austria)
6. Darrin "Jimmy Dangles" Smith (Australia)
7. Miri "Sonyk-Rok" Park (The United States)
8. Dan "Björn Turoque" Crane (The United States)
9. Eero "Oulun oma poika" Ojala (Finland)
10. Andre Ulriksen (Norway)
11. Fatima "The Rockness Monster" Hoang (The United States)
12. Katharina "Leni Krawitzkowsky" Tomaschek (Germany)
13. Antoine "Monkey Boy" Lebrun (France)
14. Theun "Tremelo Theun" de Jong (The United States)
Chaitanya "The Wickerlady" Vembar (The United Arab Emirates)
16. Elina "Tarot Woman" Niiranen (Finland)

Silakka Clubs

(45 Special, Uusi Seurahuone, Never Grow Old, Nuku-keskus)

Mariska / Kevin / Astro Can Caravan / Cosmo Jones Beat Machine / Sister Flo / Jolly Jumpers / Astrid Swan / The Valkyrians / Radiopuhelimet (Tommi) / Q-Continuum / Hannibal & Soppa / Hank ja Frank / Altern 8 (UK) / Jimi Tenor