This Week at EPFC

  • School
  • EPFC
  • January 22nd, 2022

Film Friends: Pablo Marín

Saturday, January 22 at 10 am Pacific Time | FREE ONLINE EVENT! Film Friends is a monthly series that brings established and emerging filmmakers together online for informal discussions on everything analog cinema. Season 2 features image-makers from around the world in conversation on the theme SIMPLE MACHINES! Zoom in on Saturday, January 22 — 10 AM Pacific Time — as we learn all about Super 8 pinhole cameras with the fabulous Pablo Marín! Free event! All welcome! Support for Film Friends is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

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  • Cinema
  • EPFC
  • January 22nd, 2022
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RUMMAGE SALE: So-Long Alvarado Edition!

Saturday, January 22: Noon – 5 pm Join us for one last rummage sale at our beloved EPFC Alvarado location! EPFC will, of course, still be doing workshops, screenings and all kinds of cinematic events in Echo Park and beyond, but we do need to pare down and find good homes for some fabulous digital and analog gear as well as well as film prints, DVDs, furniture, posters and memorabilia and MORE! Take home a little piece of EPFC history and support the Echo Park Film Center Youth Film Programs too! Health and safety protocols in effect.

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  • School
  • EPFC
  • January 26th, 2022
haiku you jan 22


In this workshop for poets and new poets, filmmakers and new filmmakers, we begin with the natural wonders of the season as our inspiration to write and share haikus and transform them into short films. Free event! Everyone welcome!

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Online Rummage in Progress; Sidewalk Sale on Saturday!

Due to the current state of affairs, with variants sweeping across the Nation, and in order to keep everyone feeling healthy and well we WILL NOT be having an indoor rummage sale this Saturday (1/22) but rather daily ONLINE Rummage Sale events and a series of OUTDOOR in-person gatherings to share EPFC gear and resources with you all!! Starting Thursday, January 20 to 31 we will be posting items online. Thank you for 20 years of support and LOVE!!! Come take a little piece of EPFC home with you!!!

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  • News
  • EPFC
  • January 12th, 2022
AIR on the Air Derek

This Week On Optical Track: Derek O’Connor and A Bubble Hour

Tune in on Tuesday, January 11 at 8 pm for AIR on the Air Episode 27 featuring EPFC 2007 EPFC Summer Artists In Residence Derek O’Connor & Family followed by A Bubble hour. Optical Track is EPFC’s weekly radio show on Can’t join us live? Optical Track is archived for your listening pleasure anytime at
Support for AIR on the Air is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

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This Week at EPFC North: Art Club

Workshop (Online via Zoom): ART CLUB

Tuesday, January 11
11 am – 1 pm
Our twentieth Zoom instalment of our international collaboration with Art Club Frome in Somerset, UK! Zoom on in for relaxed art-making on a secret theme to be announced at the start of the session. The only rule is MAKE. Free online event! Everyone welcome More info

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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.

  • Tendril Love

    Filmed on Super 8 and eco-processed with local organic ingredients, Wendel Vistan's tendril love was created as part of breathing room, September 2021.

    breathing room is a new artist residency program from EPFC North and IRIS Film Collective that reimagines the artist residency as a fluid space for collaboration, experimentation, relaxation, and community connection.

    Wendel explored analog film technologies in telling a story of Mim’s Farm, a special place that “holds a space for conversations about the local histories of the area surrounding the Big Bend [of South Burnaby] and the Chinese migrants who farm on the land.”