Thank You, AARP!

EPFC | September 1st, 2020

Thanks to support from the American Association of Retired People, EPFC will be working with local elders this fall to create stories that celebrate their beautiful, powerful and inspiring lives. Stay tuned for free outdoor and online screenings coming your way in December!

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This Week At EPFC North: Talent Show!

EPFC | September 1st, 2020

Event (In-Person at Moberly Fieldhouse): TAKE A BOW: THE FIRST ANNUAL EPFC NORTH TALENT SHOW!

Saturday, September 5: 3 – 5 PM

Do you sing, dance, play an instrument? Perform with partners or pets? Tell jokes, recite folk remedies, read minds? Have a flair for birdcalls, moon walks, illusions, card tricks or contortions? We all have a talent… come share yours with the friendly Moberly Fieldhouse crowd! Free event! Everyone welcome!

*Please Note: Physical distancing safety protocols are in effect for all EPFC North Moberly Fieldhouse events. Workshop activities and screenings will take place outdoors with 2-meter spacing required between individuals. Please bring a mask; we will have some on hand if you forget. Disposable vinyl gloves and hand sanitizer provided. We are unable to serve refreshments so please provide your own snack if you’d like something to eat or drink during the event. Thanks for your cooperation in helping to keep everyone healthy!

The First 2020 Super 8 Commission Is In and We Can’t Wait to Celebrate

EPFC | August 27th, 2020

Congrats to filmmaking team extraordinaire and 2020 Super 8 Commissionees Duffy + Jefferson  for their inspiring Super 8 film entitled “I Can’t Wait (To Celebrate)”… Stay tuned for the premiere coming up in December as part of EPFC’s 19th Anniversary Party. Share the love!


This Week At EPFC North: Super 8 Processing!

EPFC | August 27th, 2020

As the Sound We See: South Vancouver continues, we’re hosting a Super 8 processing session at Moberly Fieldhouse Saturday, August 29 between 1 and 5 pm for those who have already shot their hours and those who are still interested in getting involved and want to learn more! Come on down!

All At Once: A Solo Show by Mia Bella Chavez

EPFC | August 22nd, 2020

Saturday, August 22 at 5 pm via Las Fotos Project

Las Fotos Project proudly presents: ⁠
All At Once: A Solo Show by Mia Bella Chavez⁠

The photo collage series in All At Once: A Solo Show by Mia Bella Chavez results from an exercise of self-exploration to illustrate Mia Bella’s identity. Mia Bella’s love for working with her hands allows her to bring digital work into the tactile realm. By using only the photos that she has taken, Mia Bella immerses herself into a collaging process that reveals more about who she is. She appears as the participant, spectator and main character in surreal scenes that explore her ethnicity, locality, gender and sexuality.⁠

Mia Bella creates digital still lifes that symbolize her layered identity as she experiences being a Queer, Latina living in Los Angeles. It begins with the LA River as the main setting of her collages. For her, it is a constant background “where life happens quickly as the day unfolds…and it feels like a playground filled with interesting things and creatures.” Through playful arrangements and attention to detail, Mia Bella feels like an artist playing different roles and incorporating aspects of her culture, family relationships and significant life decisions. ⁠

Inspired by the works of Soo Kim, Johanna Goodman, and Raoul Hausman, Mia Bella seeks to find a balance between intention and experimentation. Mia Bella points to cultural references, societal standards and visual stereotypes by mixing elements of realism and abstraction. From somber tones to fields of color, eclectic facial expressions, exaggerated beauty marks and anthropomorphic objects, her stories come to life.

Just like Norman Rockwell’s Triple Self-Portrait, Mia Bella attempts to “experience the world, live in it, and try to simultaneously capture and collect all the information to articulate and make sense of it all.” Mia Bella’s visual arrangements are full of wonder, soul and social commentary, all at once. While various elements and twists are at play throughout her personal, multilayered creations, they carefully weave stories that as viewers we might interpret through our own unique imaginations.