Echo Park Film Center
The Echo Park Film Center is a volunteer-run, non- profit media arts center committed to providing equal and affordable access to film/video education and resources for all members of our diverse, urban community. Our mission is to provide this access via four channels: a community microcinema space, free and nominal cost media arts education programs, a comprehensive film equipment and service department, and a touring film festival showcasing local established and student filmmakers. We feel it is imperative that more members of marginalized and underserved communities become active, empowered participants in the creation and dissemination of narrative, experimental and documentary film in order to truly reflect the many voices and visions that make up the fabric of contemporary American life. With a special focus on "at risk" neighborhood youth, the Echo Park Film Center is a positive catalyst for opportunities and alternatives though the medium of film.