Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, April 16 – 25

EPFC | April 5th, 2021

Verse meets visuals in Cadence: Video Poetry Festival at Northwest Film Forum, April 16–25! Celebrate National Poetry Month with a pass to this online festival featuring five thematic showcases of recently created video poetry focused on identity, belonging, and calls for racial justice, as well as a feature length film poem! Tickets are sliding scale and available now:

This year’s programming includes Haiku You, EPFC’s monthly online gathering for poets and filmmakers:


ACCESS: A Screening for BC Access Awareness Week

EPFC | May 27th, 2019

Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 PM

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC; FREE!

Vancouver friends, join us for a free screening of films on the theme of disability arts, access and awareness at Vancity Theatre on Thursday, May 30. Program includes Nun Of The Above, an animated film by EPFC 2010 Summer Artist in Residence Joff Winterhart!

Access Screening Poster

Festivals We Love: Images

EPFC | April 1st, 2019

Started in 1987, Toronto’s artist-run Images Festival continues to push the envelop on what a film festival can and should be. This year’s iteration includes powerful work by current EPFC Co-op Member Eve-Lauryn LaFountain and former EPFC Youth Film Instructor Thorbjorg Jonsdottir in a shorts program entitled Interior Mythologies; check out the full program and all the details here!


Festivals We Love: San Diego Underground Film Festival

EPFC | August 19th, 2018

The 2018 San Diego Underground Film Festival runs August 23 – 26 at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center in downtown San Diego, CA, and feature screenings and expanded cinema events by tons of fabulous filmmakers including EPFC La Famiglia faves Karissa Hahn, Charlotte Pryce, Beaux Mingus, Lily Noyes, Heather Trawick,, and Jael Jacobo & Ezequiel Guido… See ya there!

More from the SDUFF website:

“San Diego Underground Arts is an artist-run non-profit organization that offers San Diego a nurturing alternative to the mainstream media by promoting experimentation in video, film, and audio based mediums. Through the practice and knowledge of film and film making techniques, we strive to cultivate a supportive, inclusive, informed, and empowered community for the exhibition of innovative underground media and experimental art. 

SDUFF is entirely volunteer-run and is co-directed by Ryan Betschart and Rachel Nakawatase and includes members at large Ghazzy Afrasiab, Sterling Anno, Tyler Betschart, Sam Hinsvark, Christina Lim, Karl Miller, Lois Munos-Merka, Jason Nichols, Russell SheafferMeredith SwardMia Watkins, Melody YennPaolo Zuñiga.”



EPFC | September 12th, 2017

What is the coziest, kookiest, coolest small-gauge film festival in the world? It’s the 8 fest!

“The 8fest is a festival for anyone using small-gauge to create rough little gems on film. A unique Toronto-based film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film: 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, personal, handmade, experimental, animations, diaries, essays, collage, cut-ups, performance/film, music/film and ‘proto-cinema devices’ like zoetropes.”

You too can be part of the magic… submissions are due September 30 for the 2018 festival, happening in Toronto on January 25 – 28. More info here!