First Announcements for This Year’s Festival

Programme of the Festival Is Out

This year the festival programme brings to the silver screen over 380 fresh Finnish music videos, special screenings and movies also live clubs and panel discussions will enliven the festival programme.

Pete Veijalainen will arrive to the festival and present his works at the retrospective screening. In addition, Oulu based The Scenes will arrive to the festival with Carte Blanche screening where they have picked out their favorite music videos.

This year animation videos from Finland and abroad are presented at the festival. The animation theme in the special screenings also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Finnish animation. One of the special screenings’ highlights will be the special screenings of Kanye West’s music videos. These two screenings are filled with music videos throughout the hip-hop artist’s career. In addition, horror, humor, sci-fi, the 90’s and performance videos are seen in the special screenings.

ABBA The Movie, As the Places Burn, Metalhead, Saimaa-ilmiö and Full Steam Ahead present the movie supply of the festival. Highlight of the movies will be ABBA The Movie sing-along screening where the audience can join and sing the wonderful songs of ABBA while enjoying the movie experience. The screening also celebrates the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s victory in Eurovision Song Contest.

Finnish Music Video Contest Screenings Have Been Announced

For the first time in OMVF’s history the Finnish Music Video Contest’s contest screenings have been divided into thematic unities. The division under themes will shift the focus on the merits of the video’s content. This will help the audience to find the most interesting videos from the screenings.

From the videos in the contest screenings, the jury will choose the winners of Golden Pumpeli and Teen Pumpeli as well as the recipients of honorary mentions. The awarded videos will be announced and awarded in Pumpeli Gala Awards 30th of August in Theater Rio. All the videos sent to the contest will compete for the People’s Pumpeli Award. The winner of Golden Pumpeli Award will receive a price of 2500 €. The winner of Teen Pumpeli Award will receive a prize from Canon (EOS 70D + 18-135 IS STM). People’s Pumpeli winner will be awarded with color grading time from Toast Post.

Panel Discussions

This year the lobby of the Cultural Center Valve fills up with panel discussions. Panel discussions are focusing on the music videos widely and professionally. The audience can join the discussion and share their thoughts. The discussions are held in Finnish.


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