First Announcements for This Year’s Festival

Award-winning music video director Ian Pons Jewell joins the jury at Oulu Music Video Festival

Award-winning music video director Ian Pons Jewell will be one of the judges in the Finnish Music Video Contest at Oulu Music Video Festival (OMVF). Pons Jewell – known globally for his distinguished and twisted style – will also hold a masterclass at the festival. Pons Jewell’s video “LaLaLa” by the artist Naughty Boy has over 700 million views on YouTube. The other judges in the Finnish Music Video Contest will be artist Jaakko Mattila and cinematographer Pasi Pauni (FSC). Pauni will also be the chairman of the jury.

Over 350 videos were sent to this year’s contest. All competing videos will be screened at the festival in separate contest and showcase categories. Contest and showcase screenings are free of charge and will be held in the Cultural Center Valve and the Snooker Time bar.

The winners of the contest will be awarded at the Pumpeli Gala Awards on 27 August at Toivo Restaurant in Radisson Blu Oulu. The videos in the Finnish Music Video Contest are competing for the Golden Pumpeli Award and a prize of 2 500 euros. One young promising director will be awarded with the Teen Pumpeli Award and receive a prize from Panasonic in addition to accommodation in the Original Sokos Hotel Arina during the OMVF in 2017. Best cinematography will be awarded with the Lens Pumpeli Award and the best post production work wille be awarded the Post Pumpeli Award.

The winners of the Pumpeli Awards will receive unique trophies made by Moosa Myllykangas, an Oulu based textile and graphic artist. All the videos sent to the contest will compete for the People’s Pumpeli Award. Voting for the People’s Pumpeli will begin in 3 August. The winner will be awarded with color grading time from Toast Post.

OMVF broadens it’s program with a new event

Oulu Music Video Festival broadens it’s program with a new music event. The two-day Pimeä Festival will be held on 26−27 August and it will feature performances by twelve fresh and urban alternative artists. The festival roster includes Reino Nordin, the hyped-up newcomer Elias Gould, Finnish grime act Töölön Ketterä and KANi among others. The official DJ of the festival will be DJ Evil Stö. The festival takes place at Toivo Restaurant in Radisson Blu hotel and in the legendary Club 45 Special.

Oulu Music Video Festival is part of Oulu August Festival and it will take place in 24­­−28 August.

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For more information:
Juhani Oivo
Executive Producer
Oulu Music Video Festival
+35845 651 6596



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