16th Oulu Music Video Festival took place 19 – 23 August 2009. The programme was dedicated for fandom, and this year the festival saw an increase in the number of visitors compared to 2008. Music video and film screenings together with the Air Guitar World Championships attracted almost 12 000 visitors. There were 5000 people watching of the AGWC final and artists Anna Puu and Don Johnson Big Band on Friday night alone.  

Finnish Music Video Contest

Jury: Package Deals –film series curator Kelly Shindler from Chicago, advert- and music video director Finn Andersson from Helsinki, and as a representative of the consumer’s point of view, film student Otto Kylmälä.

Golden Pumpeli: Veijalainen, Pete - Eleanoora Rosenholm: Ambulanssikuskitar
Teen Pumpeli: Iiro Hokkanen - Regina: Tapaa minut aamulla
People's Pumpeli: Wille Hyvönen – Cheek: Jos mä oisin sä

Honorary Mentions
Aleksi Koskinen & Akseli Tuomivaara - Don Johnson Big Band: L.L.H.

Sami Sänpäkkilä & Mika Rättö - Eleanoora Rosenholm: Maailmanloppu

Miikka Lommi - Zebra and Snake: Colors

Aleksi Koskinen & Akseli Tuomivaara - Elk: Hot Breathing

Medeia - Medeia: Cold Embrace

Antti Hyyrynen - Kotiteollisuus: Mahtisanat

MusiXine International Music Film Contest

MusiXine International Music Film Contest took place for the 3rd time as a part of the Oulu Music Video Festival.

1st place (5000 € prize):Gogol Bordello Non-Stop (ohj. Margarita Jimeno, USA 2008). Honorary mention: Solo (Maciej Pisarek, Puola 2008). Jury: Johannes Klein , International Coordinator In Edit Festival (Barcelona), Jouko Aaltonen Finnish producer director and writer (Helsinki), Laura Marie Kiralfy, Project Manager Nordisk Forum (Copenhagen)

MusiXine Selection 2009:
Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records (ohj. Jeff Alulis) / Tibet in Song (ohj. Ngawang Choephel) / Gogol Bordello Non-Stop (ohj. Margarita Jimeno) / Natasja (ohj. Andreas Johnsen) / Am I Black Enough for You (ohj. Göran Olsson) / Solo (ohj. Maciej Pisarek) / The Heart Is a Drum Machine (ohj. Christopher Pomerenke) / Off Ways (ohj. Uli M Schueppel)

Special Screenings

It Might Get Loud / Adventures of Power / Martin de Thurah Retrospektiivi / Anna Puu & Tommy Lindgren Carte Blanche/ Stam1nan kadonneet 13 vuotta / Kiss Loves You / Afghan Star / Come Back Kate / Strengin puutarhassa / Depeche Mode 101 / Bananaz / Is It Really So Strange? / VHS-iltamat / Package Deals: Japan / Cultural Tourism with Package Deals / AMV - Anime-musiikkivideot / Tokyology: Pop Culture Vol. 1 / Soul Power / Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love / Koyaanisqatsi / Stop Making Sense / Rockers / Quadrophenia / Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Air Guitar World Championships

France claimed its first world championship as Sylvain 'Gunther Love' Quimene won over the audiences and judges with his wild and energetic show, taking home a Flying Finn guitar specially custom-made for AGWC.  Live: Anna Puu and Don Johnson Big Band.


1. Sylvain 'Gunther Love' Quimene (FR) 35.1
2. Craig 'Hot Lixx Hulahan' Billmeier (US) 34.8
2. Andrew 'William Ocean' Litz (US) 34.8
4. Christian 'Heart Buckboard' Sweep (DE) 34.3
5. Theun 'Tremolo Theun' De Jong (NL) 33.5
5. Louis 'Gat Rockin' Randy Reaper' Ewen (NZ) 33.5
7. Thom 'Wild Thing 37' Wilding (UK) 33.0
7. Fausto ' Mr. Heavyer Dannair' Carraro (BR) 33.0
9. Rob 'Skeletaire' Marx (RZA) 32.8
10. Kate 'Zero Prospects' Gray (US) 32.4
11. Mei 'May' Kudo (JP) 16.4
12. Stefan 'Buvnitz' Dragos Zaharescu (RO) 16.3
13. Clay 'Bangers' Connolly (AU) 16.2
13. Dirk 'Lord Airness' Lüdi (CH) 16.2
15. Cole 'Johnny Utah' Manson (CA) 16.1
15. Tormis Laanisto (EE) 16.1
17. Fermont 'AirGus' Corentin (BE) 15.8
18. Alexander 'Devilseducer' Gott (RUS) 15.3
18. Scott 'Indie Mayhem' Weatherall (TW) 15.3
20. Nick 'Snake Riffskin' Brown (UK) 15.2
20. Romain 'Château Brutal' Lesaffre (FR) 15.2

Festival Clubs

(45 Special & Never Grow Old)

Pooma / Elias & The Wizzkids / Acid Cineman 10-vuotisjuhlaprunssi / Murmansk / Sami Kukka / Vuk / Mofayah Sound System / Airnadette