EPFC | June 8th, 2017

Light Field is an international exhibition of recent and historical moving image art on celluloid, held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Light Field is artist-run and collectively organized. 

Call for submissions for the 2017 edition is now open! Deadline: August 15.

Festivals We Love: the 8fest

EPFC | January 23rd, 2017

the8fest is North America’s longest-running festival devoted to all forms of small-gauge film, including super 8, 8mm, 9.5 and loops, shown in their original formats. the8fest showcases the 70+ history of small gauge film – from contemporary artists’ work in the form, to its wider cultural use in home movies, instructional loops and beyond.This year’s edition of the8fest consists of eight programmes, one super 8 camera workshop, and two artist’s talks.

This year marks the8fest’s 10th anniversary! Running January 27 – 29, 2017 at Toronto’s SPK Polish Combatants Hall, there’s going to be a ton of small gauge fun for everyone! Check out all the festival details here!


EPFC | January 13th, 2017

Minneapolis friends, this one’s for you!!!! FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, Day 3 of CAVE (the Festival of Cinematic & Audio Visual Experimentation) is co-presented by The White Page Gallery and Hair & Nails Gallery in South Minneapolis. The film programs feature work curated by Ariel Teal of the Echo Park Film Center (LA) and 16mm films by Robert Todd (Boston), and installation work by Hannah Piper Burns (Portland) at Hair & Nails Gallery (35th St. & 23rd Ave). More info here!

EPFC at the American Film Festival Wrocław

EPFC | October 25th, 2016

Three films in The Sound We See series will play Sunday, October 30 as part of the American Film Festival in Wrocław, Poland. The festival also features a conversation with Agnès Varda and new work by/about Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch and Jonas Mekas. If you’re in Eastern Europe, come on by and say hi!

The Sound We See is and international project of the Echo Park Film Center. It uses analog filmmaking techniques and references the “City Symphony” genre that balances a documentary approach with the avant-garde, as practiced in the 1920s by Alberto Cavalcanti (Nothing but Time) and Dziga Vertov (Man With a Movie Camera). Each film is made by teenage or multigenerational collectives. This year’s AFF presents films made in Tokyo, Los Angeles and Old Crow, Canada. It is a varied selection: the concrete giant rising from the ashes; a colossal city, which, seems surprisingly cozy even though it is Japan’s capital – like a small town lost in the near past. The styles of each segment also differ, ranging from an impressionistic fever, to noir film darkness, through simplicity and peace.

–Piotr Mirski


EPFC | September 26th, 2016

Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of evolving and diverse forms of media art, Antimatter is one of the premier showcases of experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging timebased forms. Encompassing screenings, installations, performance and media hybrids, the 19th edition of Antimatter [Media Art] features the work of 165 extraordinary international artists. Program available online October 1st. Check it out if you are anywhere near Victoria, BC… Really one of the friendliest, most inspiring festivals around!