This Week at EPFC

  • Cinema
  • EPFC
  • March 11th, 2021

In Progress: An Online Monthly Workshare

Thursday, March 11 at 8 PM. In Progress is a monthly online screening and discussion of moving image works-in-progress made by established and emerging film/video creators around the world. Sign up to receive the Zoom link to present work or just join in the discussion. FREE, ALL-AGES EVENT! ALL WELCOME!

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  • School
  • EPFC
  • March 14th, 2021
Cine Cooks

Cine Cooks: An Online Eco-Processing Workshop

Why use toxic chemistry to develop your Super 8, 16mm or 35mm film when you can get fantastic results without harming Mother Earth?Join us in the EPFC North Kitchen as we cook up some tasty analog film processing experiments using non-toxic ingredients from the pantry, park, farmer's market, garden and grocery store. Each month we'll develop half a roll of black & white film with caffenol and the other half in a fresh seasonal soup... Recipes and supplies list provided prior to the workshop for those who want to process along in real time!

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  • School
  • EPFC
  • March 17th, 2021

Film Friends: Series Continues March 17 with Robert Schaller

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! Zoom in on March 17 — 10 AM LA time, 11 AM Boulder time — as we continue the series in conversation with the Handmde Film Institute's Robert Schaller. Free event! All welcome!

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  • News
  • EPFC
  • March 8th, 2021

Optical Track March 9 featuring AIR on the Air and Algorhythm

Join us Tuesday, March 9, 8 – 10 pm, for Optical Track, EPFC’s weekly radio show on
This week’s show features AIR on the Air with EPFC LA AIR 2015 Artist In Residence Jennifer Saparzadeh followed by Algorhythm with SharStar in compelling conversation with Ms. Rachel.

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  • News
  • EPFC
  • February 23rd, 2021
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Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts 2021 Organizational Support Grants Announced

Echo Park Film Center is delighted and honored to be among eighteen inspiring recipients of the Mike Kelley Foundation’s first Organizational Support Grants. Support from Foundation will go towards four exciting programs at EPFC: AIR on the Air (interviews with EPFC’s 70+ local and international artists in residence), Film Friends (monthly online conversations with analog image-makers around the world), the 2020 Super 8 Commissions Series (20 artists making 20 Super 8 films for 20 years of EPFC!) and Care Package (a free guest artist workshop series). We extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone at the Mike Kelley Foundation for their generosity in supporting a wide array of experimental arts programming during challenging times.

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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.