Archive Deep Dive: When The Students Become The Teachers

EPFC | May 28th, 2020

Echo Park Film Center has offered free film/video workshops to thousands of kids and teens all over LA County since we opened our doors way back in 2001. This week we celebrate the many amazing youth class participants who have continued their involvement with EPFC as programmers, curators, educators, Co-op members and, of course, filmmakers! We love and appreciate you all so much!

Circa 2012: Penelope Uribe-Abee: Student intern / documentarian
Penelopee Uribe-Abee likes making films and photos. She also likes to cook, go to shows, and play the drums. Sometimes she writes, most of the time she sleeps and chills with her cat.




Archive Deep Dive

EPFC | May 13th, 2020

It’s May and everything is in bloom so this week we’re celebrating Cinema Organica, EPFC’s Super 8 workshop series that invites participants of all-ages to make films in/about community gardens and process the film using fruit, leaves and flowers from the garden itself! This image is from a session with the amazing Global Girls GLOW back in 2017 at La Tierra de la Culebra in Highland Park, CA.


Archive Deep Dive

EPFC | May 4th, 2020

This week on the Archive Deep Dive we bring you a little taste of a September 2016 EPFC Rummage Sale in action… Trash or Treasure? You decide!

Rummage Sale 9.3.16

EPFC Archive Deep Dive: Maria Magnusson and the EPFC Filmcicle, Hollywood Boulevard, April 2017

EPFC | April 21st, 2020

This week on the deep dive, we celebrate Swedish Filmmaker Maria Magnusson, shown here presenting one of her amazing 16mm films on Hollywood Boulevard with the EPFC Filmcicle! We’re hoping we’ll still be able to welcome Maria to EPFC later in the year as planned but in the meantime, check out her work here as well as The Sound We See: A Göteborg City Symphony, part of EPFC’s ongoing international analog community film project that Maria both participated in and helped make possible.

Maria Magnusson is a Gothenburg (Sweden) based artist/experimental filmmaker whose work explores the relation between sound and the moving picture in experimental videos and short film. She works with found footage, archival material, and combines analogue and digital filmic methods. Maria’s experimental films have screened at festivals, galleries and micro-cinemas including International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, LA FilmForum, Echo Park Film Center,The Alchemy Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, the Images Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival. Experiments in Cinema Festival 11.4, CROSSROADS 2015, WNDX- Festival of Moving Image.

EPFC Archive Deep Dive

EPFC | April 14th, 2020

Ever since we first opened our doors in 2001, EPFC has always offered free classes to local youth. We’re so proud of the thousands of young filmmakers who have participated in our analog and digital film projects and gone on to change the world in amazing ways as artists, educators, activists and awesome human beings! Huge shout out, too, to all of our incredible and incredibly talented instructors who dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to sharing the analog and digital magic with the next generation of cinematic visionaries.