This Week at EPFC


Intro to Super 8 Filmmaking and Handprocessing - HELLO SUMMER ONLINE EDITION

SUNDAY, JUNE 27: 10 AM - 1 PM Pacific Daylight Time...Online via Zoom! Using the classic home-movie camera, participants will explore the history, application and tender sophistication of small format filmmaking. This one-day workshop includes basic camera operation, shooting techniques and hand-processing. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. Participants are welcome to process along (we'll send out a list of everything you'll need for your home lab a week before the workshop!) or simply observe. No experience necessary! Participants from around the world welcome!

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In this workshop for poets and new poets, filmmakers and new filmmakers, we’ll use the natural wonders of the season as our inspiration to write and share haikus and then turn them into a collaborative short film. Free event! Everyone welcome!

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  • EPFC
  • June 22nd, 2021
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Power to the Pinholes: Couple Spots Left!

Do you live in Europe? Want to make your own pinhole camera and develop the results using Caffenol with help from eco-processing goddess, Dagie Brundert??? Sign up today for our fun, free, all-ages online workshop, supported by the fine folks at the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts!

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  • EPFC
  • June 22nd, 2021
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This Week on Optical Track: That Radio Show from EPFC

Optical Track is EPFC’s weekly cinematic radio show on! Join us Tuesday June 22 for AIR 8 – 10 pm on the Air Episode 13 with EPFC LA AIR 2019 artist in residence Arshia Fatima Haq followed by AlgoRhythm featuring DJ Shar and DJ KBZ.
Can’t tune in for the live broadcast? Shows are archived at
AIR on the Air is supported by The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

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This Week at EPFC North: Hello Summer Super 8!

Workshop (In Person, Outside at Moberly Fieldhouse): HELLO SUMMER SUPER 8 WORKSHOP * Sunday, June 27 * 10 am – 1 pm
Learn how to collaboratively shoot and process a movie using fabulous Super 8 cameras and film! Free event! Everyone welcome!

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  • The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony

    Shot on Super 8 black-and-white film, this is a cinematic exploration of Los Angeles’s many environments and landscapes. A collaboration between the Los Angeles City Symphony and the Echo Park Film Center

  • I Started Off Holding The Camera and Then I Passed It On

    An EPFC Filmmobile community video project facilitated by visiting British filmmaker, artist and educator Ed Webb Ingall.

  • Free Time and Sunshine: Home Movies In Southern California

    A documentary exploring and celebrating the home movie in Southern California created by the Echo Park Film Center Fall 2013 Youth Class.

  • Chinatown Takeout

    An film noir homage exploring issues of gentrification and displacement in LA's Chinatown created by the Echo Park Film Center Spring 2017 Youth Class.

  • Sunset and Alvarado

    This hour-long documentary, SUNSET AND ALVARADO, by the EPFC Fall 2016 Youth Class, explores the realities of increasing gentrification in the Echo Park neighborhood.

    Filmmakers: Miabella Chavez, Bryan Chavez, Stephane DeLeon, Angel Fabre, Nicole Hernandez, Eliza Jimenez, Maria Monterrosa, Ivy Olvera, Unie Olvera, Angie Quiroz, Brigit Retana, Alex Roofhopper, Micah Siler, and Rene Aguilar Weber.

    Instructors: Gemma Jimenez, Georgiana Olivas, Miko Revereza, Mike Stoltz

  • Watch Your Step! Al Pasito!

    Watch Your Step! ¡Al Pasito! was an August 2020 film program located in Panorama City that showcasing several films shot by Angelenos about walking and moving through Los Angeles. The screeningalso included the premiere of this new film made by the EPFC Co-op that shares information about incoming changes to the valley including Metro construction and how to stay safe as a pedestrian throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This program was funded by a generous grant from SCAG, GoHuman, and the California Office of Traffic Safety.

  • Happy Holidays from EPFC North!

    We like making art and spreading it around. We like making movies, genre: Kinda Underground. We're not in it for the money, we're not doing it for fame. We're doing it for love. We're doing it for love. (Music: Los Gatitos)

  • Film Friends: Episode 1 with Dagie Brundert

    Film Friends is a monthly series that brings established and emerging filmmakers together online for informal discussions on everything analog cinema. Series 1 features eco image-makers from around the world!

  • Tin Can Telephone: A Community Film Project

    Tin Can Telephone is a celebration of neighborhourhood creativity and connectivity in challenging times.

    Images were created by 65 individuals over the span of two months (January 1 to February 28, 2021) in the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood on the traditional, unceded homeland of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

    Each participant or participating family selected a date and then created one image or 5 seconds of video that in some way represented Grandview-Woodland on that day. Together they become a cinematic chain letter reflecting on everyday local life during a global pandemic.

    Project made possible by The Vancouver Foundation's Small Neighbourhood Grants program with creative support from EPFC North.