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!

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:

the8fest call for entries!

EPFC | November 1st, 2021

the8fest is pleased to announce that submissions for our 15th festival are now OPEN!!

the8fest Small-Gauge Film Festival is a little festival for small films. We are a unique Toronto-based festival that screens films solely on celluloid: 8mm, Super 8, and 9.5mm. We also welcome installation, loops, performance/film, music/film, and ‘proto-cinema devices’ like zoetropes. Programming ranges from personal, handmade, experimental, animations, diaries, essays, collage, cut-ups, and more. Please help us create a new space for older mediums with timeless style!

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021.

the8fest seeks your 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm films, and other small gauge film projects (such as loops and installations) for our 15th festival being held on February 25th to 27th, 2022. DIY filmmakers, experimental artists, established filmmakers, and everyone who has an interest in small gauge film should apply! the8fest encourages and will be explicitly prioritizing submissions from Black and Indigenous artists of colour. We would also like to encourage submissions from Queer, POC and Disabled artists as well as artists of Trans and Non-Binary experience.

You can submit your application using the following form

OR complete the form attached and email it to

This Week at EPFC North: breathing room + Love Ya and Leaf Ya

EPFC | October 2nd, 2021

Culminating Event (In Person Outdoors at Mim’s Farm): breathing room residency culminating event with artist in residence Wendel Vistan Saturday, October 2
6 – 8:30 PM
Come on down to the farm as Wendel Vistan presents a new eco-processed super 8 film created during her time as the very first breathing room artist in residence. breathing room is a new artist residency program from EPFC North and IRIS Film Collective that reimagines the artist residency as a fluid space for collaboration, experimentation, relaxation, and community connection. Wendel explored analog film technologies in telling a story of Mim’s Farm, a special place that “holds a space for conversations about the local histories of the area surrounding the Big Bend [of South Burnaby] and the Chinese migrants who farm on the land.” Mim’s Farm is located at 6137 10th Ave, Burnaby. The location is accessible by transit: get off the 22nd stop on the Expo Line and can ride the 100 bus from there or walk/bike 10-15 mins.

Workshop (In Person at Moberly Fieldhouse): LOVE YA AND LEAF YA
Sunday, October 3
1 pm – 4 pm
As summer slides into autumn, we look to the leaves on the trees around us at Moberly Fieldhouse us for inspiration as they gracefully change with the seasons… Come on by for a relaxed afternoon of phytograms, printmaking, direct animation and warm conversation. Free event! All Welcome!

Sound We See: South Vancouver Premieres This Saturday, Sept 18!

EPFC | September 15th, 2021

Hello Friends, Neighbours and newly minted Super 8 Filmmakers!!!!

After a long and passionate journey we made it!!!! Your BEAUTIFUL film is done and ready to share with the world!!! We invite you and your fiends/family to the premiere this Saturday at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre!!!!
We will have LIVE music by the wonderful and amazing Girls Rock Camp Vancouver!!! The film is only 24 minutes long so spread the word, bring a loved one, and get ready for cinematic magic!!!
THE SOUND WE SEE: A South Vancouver Neighbourhood Symphony
Saturday, September 18 at 7:30PM
We encourage you to walk, ride your bike or take a bus but there’s also parking at:
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (MACC)
7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver, BC V5X 3Z4
The weather forecast is indicating it will be rainy and cold so we have acquired the indoor space at Moberly Park and can accommodate safely 60 people. It is important that you only attend if you:
  1. Have been fully vaccinated
  2. Have proof of vaccination from BC Health either as a scan on your phone or paper copy; this will be checked upon entry
  3. Are feeling healthy and not experiencing any signs or symptoms of Covid-19.
Looking forward to celebrating with you all on Saturday!
Paolo, Lisa and Your EPFC North Family in residence @ Moberly Fieldhouse