Welcome shimby!

EPFC | August 2nd, 2021
Hagere Selam “shimby” Zegeye-Gebrehiwot (they/them, she/her) is an experimental filmmaker, writer and administrator who currently works and resides between Treaty 1 and Treaty 4 territories. Their practice engages with themes of place and it’s abstraction from a diasporic, queer and feminist perspective. Currently, they are the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Interim Director of WNDX Festival of Moving Image and guest editor of the 6th and final art&wonder publication.
While in residence at EPFC North, they will work on a forthcoming 16mm project entitled Autonomous Uncle, experiment with eco processing analog film and have a screening of some new and old work.
If you’re interested in participating in or learning more about a diasporicly grounded mini workshop on super 8mm, feel free to reach out to shimby at The workshop will be limited to 4 participants and will occur between August 7-14th.
If you’re interested in giving or receiving a 45 minute studio visit, shimby will be available to meet with up to 8 moving image artists, writers, curators and/or artists from other mediums, August 3rd-15th. Email to book a time.

Aperture/Corridor (a brighter darkness) by Karissa Hahn: Mono No Aware Open Air Screening Series

EPFC | July 30th, 2021

From dusk until dawn on September 10 and September 11

Mono No Aware’s OPEN AIR SCREENING SERIES presents 16MM films on LOOP visible from a distance from dusk until dawn, at 72 ROCKWELL PLACE, Brooklyn, New York 11217 – Between BRIC Media Arts Center & BAM Rose Cinemas. This screening benefits The National Bailout via suggested donations at a sliding scale.

What was once taken for granted was never something to take for granted for. A loud crowd in a casino Sea of persons. Memory reconstructs now the most mundane acts into grand and lively moments. Murmured crowd in a terminal. Cashier’s hand brushing yours. The volume has been amplified; small insignificant events morphed into significance. Like a royal guard at ease, splayed out and lacking filter.

Karissa Hahn is a visual artist based in Los Angeles. Her work articulates the nature of contemporary image reproduction and dissemination through the use of analogue and digital technologies. Her work has shown in various cinemas, galleries, and institutions such as the New York Film Festival Projections, TIFF Wavelengths, MoMA’s Eyeslicer Series, CROSSROADS, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Anthology Film Archives, among others. Hahn is currently completing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.

With this series we ask that each presenting artist identify a non-profit they wish to bring attention to and support through this screening Karissa has selected The National Bailout.

Please consider making a donation to support these efforts.

The OPEN AIR SCREENING SERIES allows for 16mm film projection viewing with social and physical distance guidelines in place. 16mm film prints are projected, on loop, from dusk until dawn. Each artist receives an honorarium to support their practice. Each artist is asked to select a non-profit for a portion of the proceeds to benefit, a donation will be made in their name. And, YOU the audience are invited to enjoy the work, take part in the conversation and we ask that you consider making a donation as it directly supports the artist and the organization with which they share concern.
Curated by Steve Cossman, the OPEN AIR SCREENING SERIES is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Phyllis Wheatley: New Work by Nes Abegaze at BlackStar Film Festival

EPFC | July 26th, 2021

Check out the latest work by our beloved friend and EPFC LA AIR artist Nes Abegaze on August 8 at this year’s BlackStar Film Festival! “An exploration of Ethiopianism, and the ways in which diasporic youth find strength in the Pan-African messages put forth by figures such as Marcus Garvey, Phillis Wheatley, and countless reggae musicians. A historical conversation that extends in many directions.” More info and tickets:


Changes in the Ocean, Changes in the Sea at Mimesis Documentary Festival

EPFC | July 22nd, 2021

“Changes in the Ocean, Changes in the Sea”–a film by EPFC Co-op Member Emett Casey–is showing at Mimesis Doc Fest online and in person. Check it out August 8th and again August 10th!


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!