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EPFC Co-op Awarded with Mike Kelley Foundation’s Artist Project Grant!

EPFC | April 6th, 2016

We are delighted and honored that Echo Park Film Center is among the nine inaugural grantees of the Mike Kelley Foundation’s Artist Project Grants program! We’re looking forward to making these films!!

http://www.mikekelleyfoundation.org/#!/grants/grants-awarded/echo-park-film-center/

A Day In The Sun with multiple artists
$35,000

“In recognition of their countless hours as the Center’s educators, programmers, projectionists and facilitators, Echo Park Film Center Co-op members—Rick Bahto, Emett Casey, Brenda Contreras, Paolo Davanzo, Andrew Kim, Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, Kate Lain, Lisa Marr, Shauna McGarry, Beaux Gest Mingus, Gina Napolitan, Will O’Loughlen, Ellie Parker, Miko Revereza, Chloe Reyes, Cosmo Segurson, Sharmaine Starks, Mike Stoltz, Ariel Teal, and Penelope Uribe-Abee—will be commissioned to make new experimental lens-based works exploring their relationships to Los Angeles. Coming from all walks of life, Co-op members include both experienced and self-taught filmmakers, queer identifying filmmakers, artists of color, art school graduates, and EPFC youth film program alumni. Their films, single and multichannel projections, site-specific installations, itinerant performances, and multimedia and expanded cinema experiments will be presented throughout 2017 at the Center, around the city via the EPFC Filmmobile and EPFC Filmcycle, and online.”

TV FOR THE PEOPLE!

EPFC | March 7th, 2016

EPFC is building its own TV Station this weekend and we want you to be part of the fun!

Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13: 2 – 5 PM

Television is one of the most powerful tools for mass communication on the planet. Although the right to broadcast is normally limited to multimillion-dollar corporations, the FCC does allow individuals to broadcast within a range of 300 feet without restriction. During the EPFC-TV workshop, students will build a working analog television transmitter and broadcast their very own programming live from the Echo Park Film Center. Day one will begin with construction of the transmitter, followed by a crash course in DIY broadcasting from public access veteran Adam Papagan (The Del Talk Show, There’s a Place). On day two we go live with freeform programming created by the students. The airwaves belong to the people. Let’s use them! Class limited to 10 students.

Sign up here!

 

FILM AIN’T DEAD

EPFC | February 8th, 2016

Our pals at LaborBerlin are raising funds to expand their independent film laboratory and rescue FILM16’s unique lab equipment from liquidation.

Check out the campaign!

 

IT’S 8MM TELECINE TIME!

EPFC | January 23rd, 2016

Your semi-annual opportunity to have your 8mm film telecined at EPFC is here! Our in-house system is set to transfer 8mm film to Quicktime file now through February 7. (Super 8 telecine services resume February 8.)

Affordable rates! Friendly service! You can get more info and drop your film off during EPFC store hours: Saturdays and Sundays noon – 5 pm.

14th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CELEBRATION: ALL-NIGHT SALON

EPFC | November 22nd, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015 – Late Night Marathon & Fundraiser – 7 pm until LATE!

Celebrate fourteen years of the Echo Park Film Center with films, videos, music, music videos, performances, poetry, toasted sandwiches, and more, stretching into the early hours of the morning. Sliding scale donations in any amount go towards keeping EPFC operations up and running for the year to come. Festivities begin with the EPFC Cabaret, hosted by Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr, and featuring Los Gatitos, Maya Abee, Michael Jefferson and Tom Duffy, Beaux Mingus, Shauna McGarry, and more! Then Rick Bahto will present a selection of works on Super 8, 16mm, video, and performance by alumni from the EPFC youth program, former LA AIR residents, and artists who have participated in his New Works Salon series, including Amy Halpern, Penelope Uribe-Abee, Jordan Biren, Kate Brown, Pablo Valencia, Ursula Brookbank, Kate Dollenmayer, Walter Vargas, and more tba! We’ll also have the World Premieres of Super 8 films commissioned by EPFC, including Janis Crystal Lipzin and Daniel Marlos. Miko Revereza will present MTV Off The TV Screen, featuring an hour of pirated music videos, dance scenes, and video oddities mixed on VHS. Beaux Mingus will host Grub Buds Film and Video Extravaganza!: The Sony AV-3400 Portapak, the world’s first portable video camera system, was introduced in 1967, and took the art world by storm. Madonna’s music video for her 1992 song, Erotica, used Super 8 film to make the footage look aged and gritty to mesh with the song’s atmosphere. A pie iron (also known as a pudgy pie or sandwich maker) is a cooking appliance that consists of two hinged concave, round or square metal, plates on long handles. In the United States, the Tostwich is possibly the earliest toasted sandwich maker, dating back to before 1920. What do all of these things have in common? Well, probably not much, but if you like to eat toasted sandwiches and watch movies, this is the screening for you! Toasted sandwiches provided by Grub Buds. Throughout the night there will be surprises, treats, and tricks of all kinds!