EPFC | March 9th, 2017

EPFC Youth Film alum Clara Polito talks about her passion for vegan baking and some of her favorite LA places.

And check out Hollywood Boulevard, a Super 8 film Clara made as part of Wish You Were Here, the Summer 2012 EPFC Youth Filmmaking Workshop.

Super Student Saturdays

EPFC | May 7th, 2016

In honor of Bike Week (coming up May 16 – 21!), this Super Student Saturday selection is Cyclists Commandeer Los Angeles, a 16mm made as part of the Extra! Extra! Youth Class (Spring 2013). Ride on!



EPFC | June 22nd, 2015

For 12 consecutive weeks a group of students including myself were blessed with the opportunity to participate in the EPFC’s spring youth class: Lost and Found. Over the course of the twelve weeks a collective of students including myself learned about what found art was, the history, and how its plays a roll in our everyday lives. Majority of the classes involved doing things hands on which was great because thats the best way to really understand whatever it is you are learning. For example during one of the classes we went on a walk around our lovely community and collected a bunch of objects that would usually be seen as trash and gave them a whole new meaning by creating these sculptures then photographing them. Another day we made text art collages from penny saver ads, our text messages, and our old emails. Overall the coolest thing we had to have done was using old cassette tapes to make new audio recordings that sounded distorted, dreamy, and just down right creepy. Before the class I never really gave much thought to found art but being able to learn all about it and its history was truly fascinating and mind altering. Throughout the experimenting phase we were encouraged to really think and create ideas for what we wanted our final project to be. All the films, photographs, and artists we researched helped make the whole entire process easier. Since majority of us were new to this the teachers were very understanding and open to answering all our questions. In fact they all encouraged us to ask questions! The environment was so free flowing and homey it made for such an amazing class. I have lost count of how many classes I have taken here but what I am certain about is that each one only gets better and better. Thank you EPFC for continuing to bless me with the opportunity to participate in these super amazing classes and I look forward to what August has in store for the next youth class!


*Our next youth filmmaking class, PROCESS, CONTACT, MOVEMENT! A HANDS-ON 16MM FILM WORKSHOP is now open! Register here:

EPFC Spring Youth Class Starts March 4!

EPFC | February 28th, 2015

In this spring’s youth class, Lost & Found, participants will create, discuss and explore the processes and concepts behind taking something old to make something new.

Students will actively look for footage, sound, objects and words to deconstruct and reassemble into new works of art with new contextual meaning. Students will collage together different tactile media materials: 16mm footage, online footage, found sounds and field recordings, still photographs and more. We will explore the techniques and historical examples of media art created with found objects and throughout the course create new personal works of our own, go on walks and scavenger hunts, make collages, create sampled music, video art and direct animation. All of these activities will culminate to a final screening and exhibition at the end of the semester.

The class will meet 2 hours a week on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 PM for 12 consecutive weeks beginning March 4. The class is free and open to youth ages 12-19. All supplies provided by EPFC. This semester’s instructors are Danny Louangxay, Ellie Parker, Miko Revereza and Mike Stoltz.

A mandatory orientation session for all interested students and their parent/guardian will take place at Echo Park Film Center on Monday, March 2 at 7:30 pm.