The Oulu Music Video Festival was held for the 23rd time.

The Oulu Music Video Festival was held for the 23rd time. 4400 people visited the festival.

349 music videos were sent to the music video competition. They were all screened at Valve and Snooker Time. The festival also included popular screenings of music themed documentaries such as Inside the Mind of Favela Funk, Raving Iran and Janis: Little Girl Blue.

New for the year 2016 was Pimeä Festival which was a part of the festival programme. Pimeä saw performances from artists such as Risto, Death Hawks, Yona, Elias Gould and Khid.

The festival culminated a the Pumpeligala awards gala where the winners were the main prize, Kultapumpeli, was won by Ezra Gould for his video for Mikko Joensuu's song Warning Sign. The most promising new director's prize, the Teinipumpeli award, was won by  Juho Länsiharju for his video for The Holy’s song This Will Be the Day That I Die.

The Linssipumpeli award for best filming was won by Juho Ilmari Laine for his video for Irma Agiashvili's song In Vain. The Postpumpeli award for best editing and post production was won by Totte Rautiainen and Miikka Kaila for their video for Asa's song 5000.

The people's choice award, Kansanpumpeli, was won by Viivi Huuska for her video for Cristal Snow’s Love is Blind song. The Kansanpumpeli award was open for the public to vote for and 1752 votes were cast. All 349 videos were in the competition for the award.

Ezra Gould was awarded 2500 euros. Panasonic awarded the winner of the Teinipumpeli, Juho Länsiharju, a Lumix GH4 -video camera and Original Sokos Hotel Arina will provide him accomodation for the 2017 festivaal. Toast Post awarded the Kansanpumpeli winner color grading time.

Honorable mentiones were awarded as follows:
1. Draama-Helmi - Kukkuu (Helmi Kajaste)
2. Huoratron - Bit Rot (Kim Koponen, Tuomas A. Laitinen & Aku Raski)
3. Äänet Päässä Hiljaa! - Uraputki (Roosa Melentjeff)
4. Pekko - Hunger (Anton Tammi)

The Oulu Music Video Festival will be held for the 24th time from the 23rd to the 27th of August 2017.
 

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