SWS Baltimore Begins May 19!

EPFC | May 17th, 2022

The 24th instalment of our global city symphony project launches this week with 14 fabulous students at the Baltimore School for the Arts… we can’t wait for the Super 8 fun to begin!

South Central Film Festival and EPFC Team Up on Youth Super 8 Workshop Series!

EPFC | May 17th, 2022
RSVP for the second Super 8mm Filmmaking and Storytelling workshop for youth taking place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Mercado La Paloma from 3:00-5:00pm. 🎬 The workshop will be facilitated by the Echo Park Film Center.

This is part of the South Central Film Festival programming, a project of Esperanza Community Housing and L.A. Grit Media, in partnership with WE RISE 2022 #ByUsForUs

More info:
@esperanzachc @mercadolapaloma @lagritmedia @epfcfilmmobile

The Filmcycle Is Back: RITUAL for Earth Day!

EPFC | April 19th, 2022
First Filmcycle event of the year… RITUAL for Earth Day!
Friday, April 22
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Join us for the first Filmcycle Screening of 2022 as we present RITUAL from Vague Research Studios, Sweden! Meet up at Victoria Park (between Grant and Kitcheners Streets, 1 block east of Commercial Drive) for the first screening at 7:30 PM, followed by a group bike ride around the East Side with stops at various parks along the way. Free event! Everyone welcome!
Created as part of the project “The Use of Technology as Ritual and Resistance”, Ritual is a collaboration with Vague Research Studios; Kajsa G Eriksson and Lena Berglin and Maria Magnusson. The film explores energy greed as a social phenomenon, ritual as an artistic method, and has been filmed in eleven places in Sweden: Burseryd, Kinnekulle, Sandviken, Hofors, Grängesberg, Njakafjäll, Meselefors, Kallak, Ligga, Messaure, and Jokkmokk. In the selected localities, there exists a historical connection to the extraction of raw materials needed to produce energy. This history is relevant today as we transition to green energy and to the use of renewable raw source materials. The artists have specifically chosen to highlight how urban lifestyles are dependent on the natural environment and people in sparsely populated communities in Sweden.”

This Week On Optical Track: Maria Magnusson and Zerene Eurydice

EPFC | April 11th, 2022

Tune in on Tuesday, April 12 at 8 pm for AIR on the Air Episode 32 featuring 2017 EPFC International Artist In Residence Maria Magnusson followed by the return of The Grrrlworld Tapes curated by the mysterious Zerene Eurydice. Optical Track is EPFC’s weekly radio show on Can’t join us live? Optical Track is archived for anytime listening at

Support for AIR on the Air is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Edendale Library + Heavy Manners Library = Awesome Film Night

EPFC | March 30th, 2022

From Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian at the Edendale Library re: this week’s Movie Club discussion:

Hope you got a chance to watch Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts on Kanopy. Join us on Zoom Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 if you can to discuss it with our new Echo Park neighbors, Heavy Manners Library!  They are a really cool space that archives and lends out artists’ books, zines and other media, as well as hosting art exhibitions, classes, workshops, concerts and much more – around the corner from us at 1200 N. Alvarado. Email for Zoom link: