LA AIR invites local artists to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new, experimental, documentary, and personal work over a two-month period. Artists in residence also engage with the greater EPFC community via screenings, workshops and other events.

The 2020 LA AIR residency program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

2020 LA AIR RESIDENCY CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED! Check back here at the end of summer for information about our 2021 residencies.

LA AIR invites local artists to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new, experimental, documentary, and personal work over a two-month period in 2020. We especially encourage applications from artists interested in engaging with EPFC’s areas of specialty: small gauge film, progressive politics & community activism, alternative and handmade photochemical processes, local histories, multidisciplinary work, and expanded cinema. Additionally, we encourage artists to engage with the greater EPFC community during the course of their residency. Previous artists-in-residence have included public workshops, curatorial programs, multi-media collaborations and class visits as part of their residency.

Artists are provided with a modest materials stipend in addition to equipment access, technical and creative support, and work/exhibition space at EPFC’s 900 square foot storefront in the Alvarado Arts Building at the corner of Alvarado and Sunset.

LA AIR artists will present their completed work at a free public screening in the EPFC microcinema on the last Thursday of their residency cycle. Upon completion, LA AIR projects will be featured on EPFC’s website and Vimeo page.


We are delighted to welcome Maral Mahmoudi, Saif Alsaegh, Michael Verdin and Melinda James as our 2020 LA AIR artists.



2019 LA AIR Artists:
Troyese Robinson
Darol Olu Kae
Arshia Fatima Haq
Andre Keichian

2018 LA AIR Artists:
Nesanet Abegaze
Nevin Kallepalli
Adee Roberson
Carmina Escobar

2017 LA AIR Artists:
Alan Nakagawa
Gelare Khoshgozaran
Alima Lee
Carly Short

2016 LA AIR Artists:
Caitlin Díaz
Edgar Momplaisir
David Fonseca
Jazmin Garcia

2015 LA AIR Artists:
Anna Luisa Petrisko
Jennifer Saparzadeh
Ariel Teal
Kate Dollenmayer

2014 LA AIR Artists:
Andrea Márquez
Miko Revereza
Chloe Reyes
Haruko Tanaka
John Wiese
Alee Peoples
Amy Lee Ketchum
Sandra de la Loza
Marco Braunschweiler
Andrew Kim

2013 LA AIR Artists:
Huckleberry Lain
Kate Brown
Sharmaine Starks
Madison Brookshire
Erich Burci
Mariah Garnett & Eve Fowler
Gina Napolitan & Beaux Gest Mingus
Kelsey Brain

2012 LA AIR Artists:
Ursula Brookbank & Christine Alicino
Margie Schnibbe
John Palmer
Tuni Chatterji
Nancy Jean Tucker
Will O’Loughlen
Joep Brouwer & Maurice de Bruijne
Pablo Valencia

2011 LA AIR Artists:
Kate Lain
Rick Bahto
Cosmo Segurson


EPFC Summer Artist In Residence Program

This four-week residency is an opportunity for an emerging or established filmmaker to explore our urban Los Angeles neighborhood, utilize EPFC’s equipment and services to facilitate a short film project, and share creative vision, experience and knowledge with the Echo Park community.

Our 2018 Summer Artists in Residence are Urizen Freaza and Teresa Martin!

Urizen Freaza was born in Tenerife in 1982 and is since 2010 based in Berlin. He’s a self-taught photographer and film-maker. Self-taught meaning that this is a path he’s still walking, while hoping there is always more path to walk. He’s a member of the Film Shooters Collective and part of the team behind the analogueNOW festival in Berlin.

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Past Summer Artists In Residence:
2017 – Kaori Oda
2015 – Meg Rorison  
2013 – Karel Doing
2011 – Merv Espina
2010 – Joff Winterhart
2009 – Elena Pardo
2008 – Dagie Brundert
2007 – Derek O’Connor & Maeve Sweeney
2006 – Heather Harkins
2005 – Roger Beebe

Echo Luna

Echo Luna, a satellite project site of Echo Park Film Center established in 2007, is located in the small, traditional village of Legedzine, Ukraine. Artists in Residence are invited based on compelling past and current work that explores the intersection of art and environment.