The Finnish Music video contest is now open for videos made by Finnish directors for Finnish artists and bands. The contest deadline is 6 June, see more info and instructions (only in Finnish).
The results 2012
In 2012, Oulu Music Video Festival received a record-breaking number, altogether 262 to the 19th Finnish Music Video Contest. The Music Video Contest focuses in the visual implementation of music. We see music video as a genre of its own, a form of a short film promoting music.
The best music videos will be awarded at surprising Pumpeli Award Gala. In addition to celebrating the best Finnish music videos and the directors, the gala offers special guest stars, enchanting dance moves and all sorts of spectaculars - when it comes to celebrating Finnish Music Videos, the sky is the limit.
In 2012, director Hannu Aukia won the main prize, Golden Pumpeli, with his video Pariisin Kevät - Kesäyö. The award of upcoming director, Teen Pumpeli, was handed out to Tommi Kainulainen for his video Puhti - Sipiläs. Tuomas Petsalo won the audience award People's Pumpeli with Stam1na - Valtiaan uudet vaateet.
Huoratron – Cryptocracy , dir. Lauri Warsta
Von Hertzen Brothers – Always Been Right, dir. Nazal Delay
Chisu – Kohtalon oma, dir. Misko Iho
Streak and the Raven – Speed of Light, dir. Otto Kylmälä
Stam1na – Puolikas Ihminen, dir. Jouni Kallio
Mirel Wagner – No Death, dir. Aki Roukala
The crème de la crème of the Pumpeli-winning videos include among others: Olavi Uusivirta: Sydänmaa (dir. Henna Riikonen), I Was a Teenage Satan Worshipper: Amsterdamned (dir. Teemu Niukkanen), Eleanoora Rosenholm: Ambulanssikuskitar (dir. Pete Veijalainen), Stam1na: Lääke (dir. Jouni Kallio), Montevideo: Come Clean (dir. Las Palmas), Magyar Posse: Whirpool of Terror and Tension (dir. Lauri Warsta & Jouni Karttunen), PMMP: Päiväkoti (dir. Finn Andersson), Sweatmaster: Song with No Words (dir. Kalle Kotila & Tomi Malakias), Lodger: Doorsteps (dir. Hannes Häyhä), Kemopetrol: Goodbye (dir. Miikka Lommi), Op:l Bastards: Scorpius (dir. Jon Sundell), Disco: Ilkeitä asioita (dir. Finn Andersson) and Nylon Beat: Syytön (dir. Pete Riski).
Check out the winner of 2012: