Your Presence Is The Present: More Gifts for 2021!

EPFC | January 2nd, 2021

Happy New Year, Beloved EPFC Famiglia! Why should the spirit of giving end with the holidays? Here’s to a 2021 filled with gifts of love, activism, community and cinematic magic galore!

To get the analog ball rolling, Film Friends sessions featuring Dagie Brundert, General Treegan and Karel Doing are now available for your free viewing pleasure via Vimeo. Enjoy!

A Special Evening for Haruko Tanaka

EPFC | March 2nd, 2020

A Special Evening

March 6, 2020
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Human Resources 
410 Cottage Home St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

On October 21, 2019, the world lost an incredible & unique artist who lived a courageous life driven to create and live by her own rules.  And at the same time, she was a sister who never said “no” when a friend or the world came asking for help.  Please join me, her family, and friends for an evening to commune and remember Haruko and share her hope and inspiration and how she touched each of our lives.

Hosted by Asher Hartman, Tuni Chatterji, & Kevin McCarty with a special performance by the Reader’s Chorus, & screenings of Haruko‘s early films. Artist Kate Brown is collecting photos and ephemera from friends and family digitally to create a zine to preserve Haruko‘s memory.  Please email Kate Brown with your contributions.  A recording booth will be available for anyone to share their memories about Haruko, which will be shared with family and friends and preserved on This night is all about sharing. After the short program, the night is created for everyone to be with one another, sharing their stories, laughing, and loving. Please consider bringing a snack and beverage to contribute. This memorial is open to the public. Please spread the word.


EPFC | December 11th, 2019

“We are witnessing the most important technocultural medical revolution of the past century.”–The first generation of e-patients, Tom Ferguson and Gilles Frydman, BMJ 2004

Healthcare has been defined by the physicians and institutions with near complete disregard for the patient, the most important person in the healthcare web.  This dynamic is changing. Patients are taking health into their own hands by building communities, even developing their own treatments. With these radical developments it is inevitable that there are unforeseen problems.

Join us for celebrating the start of this project. We will be sharing drinks, stories and some original videos.

The Wabi Sabi Cinema Organica Super Fun Super 8 Summer Tour is ON!

EPFC | August 20th, 2019

Hi California! Join us for FREE workshops and screenings with Super 8 goddess Dagie Brundert! Fun for the whole family!

The Wabi Sabi Super Fun Cinema Organica Summer Tour 2019

Wunderbar Together! Learn how to make your own flower power art and check out plant-inspired cinema from Berlin and beyond when German Super 8 Filmmaker Dagie Brundert and friends roll into town with the Echo Park Film Center’s LA AIRport for some summertime movie magic.

Workshop: Cinema Organica

At this all-ages workshop, we’ll explore a bouquet of fun, eco-art processes including phytograms, cyanotypes and direct animation. FREE! Family-friendly. No filmmaking experience necessary. All supplies and materials provided by Echo Park Film Center.

Screening: Travelling Is Damn Necessary Says The Old Seagull: An evening of films by Dagie Brundert & Friends


Films by Dagie Brundert

Durch Rotwein durch / Through Red Wine (2006, 2 min)

The Palm Tree Song Line (2008, 1:51 min)

Nightlight (2009, 2:22 min)

Turn Baby Turn (2010, 2:12 min)

I see the sea and the sea sees me (2011, 1:45 min)

2 Cowboys Smoking (2011, 1:26 min)

Tempelele (2012, 2:00 min )

Alvarado / Sunset (2013, 1:06 min)

Aroniol (2014, 2:07 min)

Am I Rich? Am I Rich? Am I Rich? (2015, 5 min)

Love, Peace & Animals (2017, 1:41 min)

Kicherlotto / Chick Pea Lotto (2019, 3:15 min)

Films by Dagie Brundert & Friends

The Wabi Sabi of Super 8: An EPFC Summer Youth Project (2008, 35 min)

The Sound We See: A Berlin City Symphony (2015, 27:42 min)

FREE! Family friendly! Everyone welcome! Bingo and refreshments provided!

About Dagie Brundert

I was born in a small town in the middle of West Germany. Beautiful nature, but boring after a while… I moved to Berlin and studied visual arts / experimental film. Fell in love with my Super 8 camera (Nizo) in 1988. Since then I try to be a particle-finder, a wave-catcher and a good story-teller. I try to absorb weird beautiful things from this world. Chew them and spit them out again.


About Echo Park Film Center and the LA AIRport

Echo Park Film Center is a non-profit media arts organization providing equal and affordable community access to film/video resources. With a special focus on youth and media-marginalized populations, EPFC programs and services use cinema as catalyst to inspire, educate and activate people around the world. Reimagining the traditional artist residency as street-level engagement, EPFC’s LA AIRport is an eco-friendly custom trailer funded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that transforms itself into a mobile residency space, cinema/projection portal and analog film lab in the blink of an eye!



Monday, August 19 – Lone Pine, CA

Tuesday, August 20 – Lee Vining, CA

Wednesday, August 21 – Carson City, CA

Thursday, August 22 – Grass Valley, CA

Friday, August 23 – Quincy, CA

Sunday, August 25 – Fort Bragg, CA

Tuesday, August 27 – Bolinas, CA

Wednesday, August 28 – Salinas, CA


The Wabi Sabi Super Fun Cinema Organica Summer Tour 2019 is made possible by Wunderbar Together: Germany and the US,  an initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by Goethe Institut and supported by BDI The Voice of Germany Industry.


Welcome, Randy!

EPFC | August 20th, 2019

We’re delighted to welcome Artist-In-Residence Randy Casperson for a terrific screening and workshop in the coming weeks. Randy will also be working on his own projects during his time at EPFC. Please come on down and say hello… The workshop is already at capacity (sorry!) but Randy’s September 5 screening is FREE and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served!!!!