Ellida er et firma i Harstad som tilbyr tjenester kulturproduksjon og markedsføring.

Ellida drives av Helene Hokland, som er født og oppvokst rett utenfor Harstad. Etter 17 år i London, der hun jobbet mye innen kulturproduksjon og markedsføring, kom hun tilbake til Nord Norge. Hun ville bruke det hun hadde lært ved å legge til rette for opplevelser i den vakre landsdelen sin og hjelpe andre med å markedsføre seg.

Noen av organisasjonene Helene arbeidet for i London var de rennomerte Institute of Contemporary Arts og Design and Copyright Society, hvor hun var med på å produsere kulturarrangement. Helene er spesielt interessert i film, og hun har initiert og produsert det populære kvalitetsfilm- og matkonseptet KinOmatisk i Harstad siden januar 2014. I høst, 19. - 22. oktober, vil den andre utgaven av festivalen Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival finne sted i Harstad, og som Helene står bak. Andre prosjekt som Helene har markedsført er Ilios, festivalen for ny musikk i Harstad, der hun økte publikumsoppsluttningen med 300%  i 2016, og det store kulturprosjektet SALT, mens det var på Sandhornøya utenfor Bodø i perioden 2014 - 2015. Hun har en bachelor i Drama og Teatervitenskap fra Goldsmith's College i London, og en bachelor i Økonomi og Ledelse fra Høgskolen i Harstad.

Ellida is a Northern Norwegian company that offers services within culture production and marketing.

The manager, Helene Hokland, grew up in the local area of Harstad, Northern Norway, but lived in London almost all her grown up life. When she returned she deceided she would like to offer the skills she has aquired over the years, as well as initiating new cultural experiences in Northern Norway.

Helene has plenty of experience within co-ordinating and marketing cultural events for example for the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Design and Copyright Society in London. She has a bachelor degree in Drama & Theatre Arts from Goldsmith's College, and a bachelor in Business and Management Studies from Harstad University College. In January 2014 Helene initiated an arthouse film and food concept called KinOmatisk, which since has been popular monthly events in Harstad. This autumn, 19 - 22 October, the second edition of the new festival Helene has initiated, Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival, will take place in her hometown, Harstad. In 2016 she did the marketing of Ilios, one of the most important festivals for contemporary music in Norway, where she increased the audience visits with 300%, and in 2014-2015 she did the marketing of SALT, the impressive Norwegian cultural project which received great international attention.
 

'Ellida' : The main charachter in one of the favourite plays of the founder and manager Helene Hokland. The play is called "The Lady From the Sea", written by Norway's most important playwright; Henrik Ibsen. Ellida is a strong character and Helene thought it would be a great inspiration to have her company named after this character. Ellida is a Norse name. In the Viking saga of Fritjof, Ellida was a magical ship that was faster than any other ship and it could sail any sea. Another great inspiration!