Jarmo Lampela

Head of Drama, YLE

Jarmo Lampela is currently the Head of Drama at YLE, Finlands national public broadcasting company, and has been since 2015.

He has worked as a scriptwriter and directed numerous productions for cinema, television, and theatre since 1992 and received multiple awards for his films ‘The River’ (2001) and ‘Eila’ (2003). His recent mini-series for YLE ‘Ihan Sama’ (English title: ‘Whatever’) was nominated for Best Children and Youth Programme at the 2015 national Venla TV awards.

Jarmo’s background includes working as the Professor of Film Directing and Head of the Department of Film, Television, and Scenography at Aalto University, Helsinki (2008 – 2015) whilst simultaneously running his own production companies Lasihelmi Filmi (1994 – 2013) and Vegetarian Films (2010 – 2015). Jarmo has over 40 productions in film, television, and theatre, serving as the director, writer, or producer.

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