U-BREW: Making Beer and Beer Developer with Shapeshifters Cinema

EPFC | November 17th, 2020

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Kitchen Pot Alchemy: Beer-making for Filmmakers
Instructor: Gilbert Guerrero
Saturday, November 21, 2020
1-4pm PST
Meeting via live video

In this one-day workshop, led by Shapeshifters Co-director and owner of Temescal Homebrewing Gilbert Guerrero, participants will learn how to brew a one-gallon batch of beer using simple ingredients and equipment found in their own kitchens. This workshop includes a brief discussion on the history and chemistry of beer brewing and step-by-step instructions on mashing, sparging, boiling, cooling, and pitching the yeast to make your own beer. The end product will be a seasonal beer that can either be consumed or used as an alternative film processing solution (in a second workshop: Eco-Brew, see below!). Register by November 18th.

Eco Brew Workshop

Eco-Brew: Hand-Processing with Beer and Other Natural Materials
Instructors: Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo
Sunday, November 29, 2020
1-4pm PST
Meeting via live video

Why use toxic chemistry to develop your Super 8, 8mm, 16mm or 35mm film when you can get fantastic results with ingredients from your own garden and kitchen?

In this one-day workshop, led by Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo of Echo Park Film Center, participants will learn how to use beer, coffee, flowers and other organic materials to make their own eco-friendly developers for photographic and motion-picture film. A companion workshop to Kitchen Pot Alchemy: Beer-making for Filmmakers, this workshop includes a brief discussion on the history and chemistry of eco-processing, helpful hints for setting up a processing lab at home, and step-by-step instructions on your own tasty organic cinematic brews. DIY Echo Eco textbook included! Register by November 26th.

This Week at EPFC North: DECAY – A Found Footage Adventure, Nov 15 and 22

EPFC | November 9th, 2020

Workshop (Online via Zoom): DECAY – A Found Footage Adventure

Sunday, November 15 and Sunday, November 22: 10 – 11:30 AM

In a year when it feels like everything is falling apart, this all-ages analog film workshop explores of decay as catalyst for creative rebirth. Participants will receive a packet of supplies and instructions for at-home experiments and online sharing! FREE! ALL WELCOME! To sign up, send an email with DECAY in the subject line to or drop by EPFC North at Moberly Fieldhouse (7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver, V5X 3Z4) on Saturday, November 14 between 1 and 5 pm.

This Week with EPFC International: ART CLUB – Tuesday Nov 10

EPFC | November 9th, 2020

Workshop (Online via Zoom): ART CLUB AT HOME

Tuesday, November 10: 11 AM – 1 PM
Our eighth Zoom installment 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/in person event! Everyone welcome! More info

Count Every Vote!

EPFC | November 6th, 2020

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Hang In There, Everybody!

EPFC | November 4th, 2020

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