Featured Member Works: Elian Mikkola – “Il Gardino”
Il Gardino is a super 8 film by Elian Mikkola and Miranda Reid. The film was a part of the One Take Super8 event in 2016. This is a re-photographed version of the original film.
Elian Mikkola (b.1990) is a queer filmmaker and media artist currently based in Montréal, Canada. Originally from Turku, Finland, Mikkola holds a BA in Journalism from Tampere University and an MFA in Media Production from Department of Film – University of Regina. Their MFA graduation film Magdaleena premiered in 2020 at International Film Festival Rotterdam. Mikkola’s award winning debut film SAARI (2016) was selected to the student program of TIFF ‘s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival in 2017.
They are currently working on two different new Saskatchewan based projects, both combining the experimental form, analog cinema and documentary.