It’s Anniversary Week at EPFC! Join us for an Open Screen/Vinegar Syndrome Double Date on Thursday, November 21

EPFC | November 18th, 2019

EPFC 18th Anniversary Celebration continues Thursday, November 21 with an Open Screen / Vinegar Syndrome Double Date at EPFC

Doors 7:30 pm; FREE EVENT!

It’s two two TWO great events in one: Open Screen AND Vinegar Syndrome!

Our cinematic free-for-all dares you to share your film with the feisty EPFC audience. Any genre! Any style! New, old, work-in-progress! First come, first screened; one film per filmmaker; 10-minute maximum. DVD, VHS, mini-DV, DV-CAM, Super 8, standard 8mm, 16mm. And if that’s not enough, we’ll sprinkle our Open Screen Offerings with a tasty sprinkling of Vinegar Syndrome, our grab bag exhibition of short educational and ephemeral films, plumbing the depths of EPFC’s impressive 16mm library. Mighty Beaux Mingus and Jumpin’ Gina Nepolitan will be on hand to keep everything moving and grooving!

It’s Anniversary Week at EPFC! Join us for Nepantla: Migration Narratives at Chuco’s Justice Center Wednesday Nov 20!

EPFC | November 18th, 2019

EPFC 18th Anniversary Celebration kicks off Wednesday, November 20 with Nepantla: Migration Narratives at Chuco’s Justice Center, 7625 S. Central Ave, 90001

Doors 6 pm; Films 7 pm


Join us at Chuco’s for a screening of films created by local youth as part Nepantla: Migration Narratives, a free workshop facilitated by Eliza Jimenez, Gemma Jimenez and Nicole Ucedo. Q&A with the filmmakers and a panel discussion will follow the films. Refreshments will be served!

Nepantla (Nahuatl word for being in-between): Migration Narratives was a free 4 week, 8 session film class for youth to explore migration narratives, especially focusing on migration to Los Angeles. We invited local youth to delve into and express these untold immigrant stories through film and video. We welcomed all directly impacted by immigration, whether undocumented or documented, queer and/or trans; we have all experienced Nepantla.

This project is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

Nepantla Migration Narratives Culminating Event (1)



EPFC | November 18th, 2019

Being two separate compendiums of moving pictures representing events and personages of recent history, profane and sacred. Presented in the form of a 16mm film and a 35mm slide projector performance.

Comfort Stations

16mm | 26 min | color & b/w | 2018

All this material was found. From what we can gather, it makes up some sort of psychological test. A couple, seemingly non-professionals, created the test. We don’t have their names, only their initials: B and K.

In a box we found two film cans and a folder. Inside film can A there was a roll of 16mm picture negative. Inside film can B there was a roll of 16mm sound negative.

External Shudders

Studies for a new insect cinema
35mm slides, external shutters, rotating screen | 40 min | 2019

We present our existing attempts at creating a new insect cinema based on the theory of spirit anarchy put forth by Dagmara Král, creator of the first insect cinema.

(Please keep in mind this cinema is not intended for human subjects. This presentation is meant to be solely illustrative. Any experiential effects are strictly peripheral.)


Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are filmmakers based in Berlin. They work together under the moniker OJOBOCA. They have presented their films and performances in a wide variety of venues and festivals worldwide, among them the Wexner Center for the Arts, Vienna Film Museum, HKW, Künstverein München, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Berlin Film Festival, Visions du Réel, RIDM, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Dornieden and González Monroy are members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin.

Presented by ECHO PARK FILM CENTER and made possible in part by WUNDERBAR TOGETHER: Germany and the US, an initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by Goethe Institute and supported by BDI The Voice of German Industry.

Couple Spots Left for Sunday’s Super 8 Workshop!

EPFC | November 11th, 2019

Join Dicky Bahto at EPFC this Sunday, November 17, as he welcomes you into the wonderful world of Super 8 cinematography and hand processing! Details and sign up here.

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Mall Madness

EPFC | November 4th, 2019

guest curator: Amy Ruhl

The theme of this month is MALL MADNESS: four moving image works that highlight the architectural space of shopping centers—whether as narrative backdrop, or character in itself. Complicated feelings about consumption abound!

To begin, George Romero’s 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. Written in collaboration with Dario Argento

What better place to hide from the flesh eating undead then a suburban shopping mall?