Queering the Celluloid with Elian Mikkola

As a part of Qaleidoscope Queer Film on Tour 2023 - The Balkans - a free workshop will be offered in Zagreb. This three-day workshop will be facilitated by experimental filmmaker and green “scientist” Elian Mikkola.

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KINOKLUB ZAGREB (Trg Žrtava Fašizma 14, 10000)

DAY 1: Tuesday, April 25
DAY 2: Wednesday, April 26
DAY 3: Thursday, April 27

In recent decades, experimental filmmakers have explored eco-conscious approaches to analog filmmaking. Experimental filmmakers are leading the way by using ecofriendly recipes such as Caffenol (instant coffee, vitamin C and washing soda); plants, berries, wine or vegetables; or the Phytogram Technique. Additionally, the act of physically manipulating analog found footage has been a long-standing tradition of experimental filmmaking, albeit dominated by white, heterosexual cis-male filmmakers.

Supplied with their own found footage, workshop participants will be encouraged to take this tradition into their own hands - allowing QTBIPOC and LGBTQIA2 bodies to interrupt/disrupt existing images and narratives on the celluloid and take ownership and reconstruct a new narrative, all within an eco-processing framework.

Workshop structure:

Preparation (Day 1)

Hands-on workshop (Days 2 & 3)

Virtual Q&A Session

Ultimately, the goals of the workshop are to bring awareness and access to local filmmaking communities about analog filmmaking in a safe and environmentally conscious manner and to reconstruct, through manipulation of found footage, QTBIPOC and LGBTQIA2 narratives.

Space is limited - Register Early