INSTITUTE: Echo Park Film Center
SYNOPSIS: Initially developed as part of the youth filmmaking programme of the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles, The Sound We See uses analog filmmaking techniques and the “City Symphony” genre –already used in the 1920s by Walter Ruttmann and Dziga Vertov – as the starting point to explore the community creative process, as well as the contemporary environments.
PROFILE: The Echo Park Film Center is a non-profit multimedia organization. It was founded in 2002 and its aim is to provide equal and affordable access to film/video resources by using different channels: a cinema where independent documentaries from all over the world are screened (narrative/experimental), free educational programs, a green-energy mobile cinema & film school, cultural and art events and workshops, the yearly Youth Film festivals (a touring festival for local and emerging filmmakers) and the Human Rights Film Festival. In the first edition of the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival a special program was dedicated to this school.