F I L M S

I S T H M U S (2020 – Under development)

16 mm, COLOR, FINLAND/CANADA

Experimental Documentary about Karelian Isthmus.

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S A A R I ( 2016 )

6.15, DIGITAL COLOR, CANADA/FINLAND

SAARI is my debut film from early 2016. It has screened in several film festivals (Flamingo Film Festival, AE Film Festival, Another Experiment by Women Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Artova Film Festival, The Festival du nouveau cinéma, TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival) and won awards for best overall, best sound design, the creative vision award, best technical achievement and best student film. This film was created as a part of the BFA program in the University of Regina.

“Director Ella Mikkola’s debut film skillfully blends film, photos, and archival childhood footage to create a mesmerizing experimental video collage that explores escape and preserving memory.” – LISA HALLER, TIFF

Reviews and articles on SAARI: Leader Post TIFF AE FilmFest

K E R R O K S I A ( 2016 )

4.30, DIGITAL COLOR, CANADA/ FINLAND

Kerroksia / Layers is an experimental film about changing your path and living through the physical and mental struggles that follow. It is a self-reflective work that is looking back on the filmmakers past and present experiences of choosing a different way of living life. This film is created by using still photos instead of video. Kerroksia was showcased as a part of the Queen City Pride 2016 art exhibition in the Fifth Parallel Gallery and has screened in the Living Skies Student Film Festival in 2017. This film was created as a part of the BFA program in the University of Regina.

M A Z E ( 2016 )

2.43, DIGITAL B&W, CANADA

MAZE is a short film that has taken inspiration from the old German Expressionism genre. MAZE has screened in the Festival of German Expressionism in Fall 2016. This film was created as a part of a film production class in the University of Regina in spring 2016.

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