U-BREW: Making Beer and Beer Developer with Shapeshifters Cinema

EPFC | November 17th, 2020

kitchen pot alchemy

Kitchen Pot Alchemy: Beer-making for Filmmakers
Instructor: Gilbert Guerrero
Saturday, November 21, 2020
1-4pm PST
Meeting via live video

In this one-day workshop, led by Shapeshifters Co-director and owner of Temescal Homebrewing Gilbert Guerrero, participants will learn how to brew a one-gallon batch of beer using simple ingredients and equipment found in their own kitchens. This workshop includes a brief discussion on the history and chemistry of beer brewing and step-by-step instructions on mashing, sparging, boiling, cooling, and pitching the yeast to make your own beer. The end product will be a seasonal beer that can either be consumed or used as an alternative film processing solution (in a second workshop: Eco-Brew, see below!). Register by November 18th.

Eco Brew Workshop

Eco-Brew: Hand-Processing with Beer and Other Natural Materials
Instructors: Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo
Sunday, November 29, 2020
1-4pm PST
Meeting via live video

Why use toxic chemistry to develop your Super 8, 8mm, 16mm or 35mm film when you can get fantastic results with ingredients from your own garden and kitchen?

In this one-day workshop, led by Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo of Echo Park Film Center, participants will learn how to use beer, coffee, flowers and other organic materials to make their own eco-friendly developers for photographic and motion-picture film. A companion workshop to Kitchen Pot Alchemy: Beer-making for Filmmakers, this workshop includes a brief discussion on the history and chemistry of eco-processing, helpful hints for setting up a processing lab at home, and step-by-step instructions on your own tasty organic cinematic brews. DIY Echo Eco textbook included! Register by November 26th.

This Week at EPFC North: DECAY – A Found Footage Adventure, Nov 15 and 22

EPFC | November 9th, 2020

Workshop (Online via Zoom): DECAY – A Found Footage Adventure

Sunday, November 15 and Sunday, November 22: 10 – 11:30 AM

In a year when it feels like everything is falling apart, this all-ages analog film workshop explores of decay as catalyst for creative rebirth. Participants will receive a packet of supplies and instructions for at-home experiments and online sharing! FREE! ALL WELCOME! To sign up, send an email with DECAY in the subject line to or drop by EPFC North at Moberly Fieldhouse (7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver, V5X 3Z4) on Saturday, November 14 between 1 and 5 pm.

This Week at EPFC North: Home Movie Day, October 17!

EPFC | October 12th, 2020

Event (Outdoors at Moberly Fieldhouse): HOME MOVIE DAY
Saturday, October 17
1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, October 17 is 2020 Home Movie Day! Bring your home movies to share with family, friends and neighbours at EPFC North Moberly Fieldhouse. We can project many formats including 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, VHS, mini-DV, DVD and Quicktime files so dig deep into that basement or attic and come on down. Fun for the whole family! Free event! Everyone welcome!

This Week In The EPFC Window-Cine: Frente a Frente by Caitlin Díaz

EPFC | September 21st, 2020

WINDOW-CINE is open 24 hours a day, showing silent films (or sound films silently) in our window at 1200 N Alvarado St.
Now showing: Frente a Frente by Caitlin Díaz @shinykid , a dual projection 16mm film she made while an artist-in-residence at EPFC in 2016. Caitlin is working on a new film commissioned by us with a grant from the @mike_kelley_foundation , so keep an eye out for a potential instagram takeover by her as she works on eco-processing over the next couple months.
We’ll be changing up the selection every other week or so. So stop by if you’re out for a walk in the neighborhood and watch a film!

EPFC Archive Deep Dive

EPFC | April 8th, 2020

This week on the Deep Dive we’re celebrating The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony created by the 37 participants of  EPFC’s Fall 2010 Youth Filmmaking Class and the first in our international series of community-made analog films that celebrate the contemporary urban (and not-so urban!) environments. This amazing poster was created for the premiere by EPFC Co-op Member Cosmo Segurson, who was also one of the instructors and part of the amazing musical ensemble for the SWS: LA project. We’re streaming clips from the film all week on Instagram @EPFCfilmmobile. Enjoy!

ECP_Sound We See Poster