From Suburban Shamanism to Virtual Reality - First program releases for year 2017 are out

OMVF 2017 turns focus to questions that keep us occupied in times of changing media and contemplates: Who create the modern legends? Who do we turn to in times of uncertainty? Where do we get strength from?

"Oulu Music Video Festival and such collective events function as an instrument for understanding and experiencing the world and culture around us. Who are those that we listen to around modern campfires? Who has given voice to the eccentrics before the internet era? Furthermore, where is the new technology in art? A great effort is put into Virtual Reality in many fields, but what are music videos based on VR-technology like?"
Art Director Jaakko Mattila

Photo: Steve Cutts

 

THE FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY MUSIC VIDEO SHOW IN THE WORLD

Experience a festival show like never before. Glasses provided by the festival and our special application allows you to dive right into the music video and experience your favourite band playing around you.

 

STEVE CUTTS

London animator whiz makes hugely viral videos with sharp commentary on modern society. Cutts visits the festival to show his selection of videos and talk about the possibilities of animated music video.

 

FILM: THE ALLINS (2017)

Finland premiere! U.S. documentary film tells the story of the controversial rock musician GG Allin from his family's point of view. 

 

TYKYLEVITS

Kari Tykkyläinen aka Tykylevits represents suburban shamanism in its purest form. The cult artist is also known as one of Finland's first Youtube stars. At the festival we will see a video show and a performance from Tykylevits.

 

SAMI SÄNPÄKKILÄ RETROSPECTIVE & FILM: SAMURAI RAUNI REPOSAARELAINEN (2016)

A pioneer in the fields of movie and music video making, a musician and the founder of Fonal Records visits the festival and showcases music videos he's directed throughout the years. The festival program also includes Sänpäkkilä's independent movie Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen and a "making of" documentary.

 

FILM: EDUMANIA (2017)

The movie about Finnish cult rapper Edu Kehäkettunen will have its world premiere at the festival.

 

FILM: UUDET DIKTAATTORIT/NEW DICTATORS (2016)

A domestic production that tells the vivid history of graffiti in Helsinki.

 

 

Full program and timetables to be released by the end of July. Ticket sales start on August 4 at Kulttuuritalo Valve.

Festival accreditation is open for media representatives and AV-professionals at www.omvf.net/en/press/accreditation

Press images: www.omvf.net/en/press/gallery