Jalmari Halender, from Helsinki, is well known as a Finnish screenwriter and a film director. His films - ‘Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale’ and ‘
’ in 2010 and 2014 made him an independent and a great personality. He has directed several short films and award-winning television commercials before being into the feature films. He has worked on the short films named The Fakir (2006), The Official Rare Exports Safety Instructions (2005), Rare Exports Inc. (2003), ‘Ukkonen’ (2001), Maxmillian Tarzan (1999), and ‘Iceman’ (1999).
From the family status, he has two siblings Jusso Helander and Ida-Helander Tommila. Jalmari won Pegasus Audience Award by the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film for his film Rare Exports in 2011, Jussi Award for the Best Art Direction (Paras lavastus) and Big Game in 2016, Variety Piazza Grande Award by Locarno International Film Festival for his film Rare Exports in 2010, Best Director Award and Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver-Special Mention for his film Rare Exports. He was nominated for the Best Direction Award for his film Rare Exports.