Registration to Finnish Music Video Competition is open

Registration for the 31st Finnish Music Video Competition is now open. The last day to send your videos is Friday 7th of June. Decisions on whether your video makes it to the competition series or is screened in the showcase series will be made by the first copy you send. The final copy that will be screened at the festival and seen by the jury of the competition must be sent by 12th of July


All videos made by Finnish directors that have not been screened at the festival can be sent. Videos made by Finnish directors for international artists can also participate.

The sent videos will be divided into the competition and showcase series. The competition series will be split into separate screenings by themes. All music videos will be screened at the festival. All videos also participate in the voting for the audience award and will also be archived into OMVF’s Finnish music video archive (the world’s largest!). At present the archive holds 6972 videos made between 1994–2023.

The winners will be awarded at the awards gala Pumpeligala on the 24th of August, which takes place at Rio. The jury consists of directors Felix Geen and Matt Broadley as well as journalist Eleanoora Riihinen.The best video will be awarded the Kultapumpeli, best cinematography will receive the Linssipumpeli and the most accomplished post-production will be awarded the Postpumpeli. The judges will also award four honorary mentions and the most promising young director will receive the Teinipumpeli. The audience will vote on the recipient of the Kansanpumpeli. All videos will also be archived into the world’s largest archive of Finnish music videos.The winner will receive 2000 euros awarded by Kinos Rentals. The best new director will win a prize from Toast. The best post-production wins a prize from Fimeko. The best cinematography wins a equipment rental prize from Valofirma and Kamerafirma. The winner of the audience award gets a Real Deal gift card. The awards are made by artist Eetu Kevarinmäki who is also behind this year’s graphicsi. Four videos will win honorary mentions and MES, The Finnish Music Foundation, will award 1500 euros for the person who has done the most to further Finnish music videos.

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