This Week at EPFC North: Saturday In The Park

EPFC | June 28th, 2022

Welcome to Saturday in the Park, our special summer series that invites you to come on out to Moberly Fieldhouse Saturdays between 11 am and 5 pm for fun, informal gatherings featuring all kinds of analog adventures and eco-art awesomeness. Always free! Always ages! Materials, instruction and snacks provided by EPFC North!

This Week at EPFC North: Super 8 and 16mm Cinematography Saturday plus Cine Cooks Sunday

EPFC | April 19th, 2022

Rain or shine, the cinematic magic is always flowing at EPFC North Moberly Fieldhouse!

Workshop (Outside at Moberly Fieldhouse): INTRO TO SUPER 8 & 16mm WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 23
1 pm – 4 pm
Learn how to collaboratively shoot and process a movie using fabulous Super 8 and 16mm cameras and film! This month: in-camera special effect! Free event! Everyone welcome!

Workshop (Online and In Person Outdoors at Moberly Fieldhouse): CINE COOKS
Sunday, April 24
10 am – 1 pm
Why use toxic chemistry to develop your Super 8, 16mm or 35mm film when you can get fantastic results without harming Mother Earth? Join us in the EPFC North Kitchen as we cook up some tasty analog film processing experiments using non-toxic ingredients from the pantry, park, farmer’s market, garden and grocery store. Each month we’ll develop half a roll of black & white film with caffenol and the other half in a fresh seasonal soup… Recipes and supplies list provided prior to the workshop for those who want to process along in real time! This month: cabbage! Free even; all welcome. Sign up here:

This Week at EPFC North: Cine Cooks and the 1st Annual Filmcycle Film Fest

EPFC | September 7th, 2021

Join us this weekend (Sept 11 and 12) for the 1st Annual Filmcycle Film Festival featuring a free bike-themed animation workshop on Saturday afternoon at Grandview Park 1-4 pm and a mobile film screening on Sunday Night beginning at 7:30 pm in Victoria Park! We’ve also got Cine Cooks on Sunday morning at the Fieldhouse… we’ll be making our own eco-friendly developers using fall fruits and flowers, 10 am – 1 pm. More info here!

The Filmcycle Film Festival is supported by The Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants Program.

2021 Super 8 Commissions Announced!

EPFC | March 15th, 2021

We’re delighted to announce this year’s wonderful group of participating artists for EPFC’s Super 8 Commissions Project: 20 Films for 20 Years of Echo Park Film Center! Congrats to shimby zegeye, Miriam Goi, Aidan Reynolds and Sofia Canales, Isabella D’Ageneica, Ray Freedman, Maximus Oppenheimer, Graham High, Sara Suárez, Teresa Nowatzki, Emery Martin, MiaBella and Bryan Chavez, Kevin Seyedin, Julieta Keldjian, Nico Soto and Manu Soto, Paul Gailiunas and Lecie Williams, Laramie Moser, Morgan McGlothlan, Jason King, Mary Jane Moses, Joe Hilsenrad, and Ken Fountain.

Nominated by members of the EPFC Co-op, each individual/collaborative team receives two rolls of Tri-X black and white Super 8 film and an invitation to make a short film on whatever theme they like. Completed works will be shared at EPFC’s 20-Year Anniversary Party in December.

EPFC’s 2021 Super 8 Commissions Project is generously supported by The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.


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.