EPFC | July 29th, 2016

Check out EPFC’s front window over the next few weeks and you will see a compelling documentary that transforms 100 murder sites in Los Angeles into art.

As part of LA’s Public Art Biennial Current:LA, Mexican Artist Teresa Margolles created La Sombra (“The Shade”), a large temporary monument in Echo Park that used water gathered from the cleansing of these murder sites as part of its construction.

The sculpture is currently on view at the north east corner of Echo Park Lake. In addition to screening at EPFC, the documentary is also showing at various shops in Echo Park including El Clasico Tattoo and Eyla Hair Salon.



EPFC | May 16th, 2016

EPFC is doing a series of screenings and workshops in Japan over the next three weeks including The Sound We See: A Tokyo City Symphony in conjunction with Blum and Poe Gallery. Want to join the fun? More info here!



EPFC | May 16th, 2016

EPFC Founder/Executive Director Paolo Davanzo’s new cinema work AVANTI POPOLO is up until July 3 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery as part of the 2016 C.O.L.A. show for the next three months. Related events include an EPFC family fun film workshop on June 11 and Paolo’s artist talk on June 25. More info here!cola-for-e-dist-703x1024

Haile Gerima Master Class April 8 and 9!

EPFC | April 6th, 2016

A couple spots left for what is sure to be an amazing 2-day Master Class with renowned director Haile Gerima on The Art of Independent Cinema! HGerima_MasterClass(1)

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!!!/grants/grants-awarded/echo-park-film-center/

A Day In The Sun with multiple artists

“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.”