Sat 25 Aug - Theater restaurant Naurava Kulkuri (Restaurant Rauhala Garden, Mannenkatu 1) - Entry fee 20 € (Ticket sales start in August)
The ultimate party of Finnish Music Videos. In addition to awarding the best videos and directors, the gala offers special guest stars, enchanting dance moves and dazzling spectaculars inspired by pop culture. When it comes to celebrating music videos, we see that the sky is the limit!
Pumpeli Award Gala is known to surprise and dazzle its audience by serving obscurity and hilarity in just the right measures. The gala is known by being the best-kept secret of the Northern city of Oulu, but things might change this year. You might receive some bits and pieces of information beforehand - if you get lucky. Keep yourself updated!
Pumpeli Award Gala Presents the Best Videos
The preliminary jury of the Finnish Music Video Contest selects the videos for approximately 10 contest screenings, depending on the number of videos submitted. These videos participate in the contest for the main prizes: the Golden Pumpeli and the Teen Pumpeli awards along with honorary mentions. However, all the videos will be admitted to a Finnish Music Video Showcase and compete for the audience award, the People's Pumpeli.
An international and independent jury consisting of professionals and consumers of audiovisual media will select the best videos from the contest screenings. The directors of the best videos will be awarded with Pumpeli statuettes. What is more, the director of the best video will be awarded with a monetary prize of 2,500 euros.
To get a hint of the Pumpeli art, please check the performance of Mr. M.A. Numminen Oulu and it's Music Video from the year 2008.