Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Zachary Epcar

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Zachary Epcar is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened extensively at festivals, museums, cinemas, and DIY venues worldwide. He is based in Oakland, CA where he is a founding member of the experimental film programming collective Light Field.

His work has been shown at the international film festivals of Toronto, New York, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Melbourne; Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive; Media City Film Festival; European Media Art Festival; IndieLisboa; Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo; Rencontres Internationales; EXiS; and 25 FPS. He has had solo screenings at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and Black Hole Cinematheque in Oakland, and he recently returned from a two-week tour presenting his work at venues in Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam.

While at MacDowell, Zachary was in post-production on a new short experimental fiction film.

Portrait by Semaj Peltier



Zachary Epcar worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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