In between your Halloween hangover and your Thanksgiving food coma, you may be looking for a way to destress and meet some fellow NYC creatives. Fear not–below is a list of some events and workshops we have our eye on, plus some promising job listings and some of our favorite gear on KitSplit!


Focus on Filmmaking Series at Inwood Art Works Gallery
11/4 – 11/18, $10

Inwood Art Works mission is to create and curate professional performing and visual arts in the Inwood community. The Focus on Filmmaking Series at Inwood Art Works are Three films about the trials and tribulations of making movies in America, curated and hosted by Jason Luther Minter.

Script to Screen: Jumpstart on 2018
Sun, 11/5, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Free

Over the course of two days take actionable steps to move your projects from the script to the screen in 2018. The Black TV & Film Collective invites artists, content creators and those who wish to learn more or gain a jumpstart on their projects to learn from a wide variety of voices straight out of today’s content revolution.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera
Mon, 11/13, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM, $10

Vimeo Staff Picks curator Meghan Oretsky plucks the best shorts from her Vimeo channel “Ladies With Lenses” for a celebration of women who create beauty and magic on film. The filmmakers behind each short will be present for Q&As and an opportunity to mingle and network with likeminded filmmakers, film lovers and fellow cheerleaders will take place after the event. Expect positive vibes and quality vids!

Making Movies that Change Lives
Mon, 11/13, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Free

With ​great​ storytelling and a marketing strategy to ​match​, documentaries and feature films can raise awareness of the most pressing issues ​of our time, ​and ​even ​initiate ​major​ change. Advocacy filmmakers share what drives ​them, ​how they get films with a call-to-action made. Featuring Erin Lee Carr (Writer/Director, HBO’s Thought Crimes and Mommy Dead and Dearest), Kahane Cooperman (EP, The New Yorker Presents), Andrew Rossi (Filmmaker, Ivory Tower and Bronx Gothic), Moderated by Steven Rosenbaum, (Senior Advisor, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips).

Black Film Space: Autumn Screening Series
Thu, 11/16, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, $8

Black Film Space is partnering with the Luminal Theater for their Autumn Screening Series. They are showcasing the latest independent film projects from members of Black Film Space for other filmmakers and their community of supporters! 6-8 filmmakers will screen their films followed by a brief Q&A session.

The Freedom to Marry – Film Screening and Discussion
Thu, 11/30, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Free

As part of the Henry Cohen Lecture Series, The New School invites you to join them for this special screening and lively discussion with the filmmaker Eddie Rosenstein, Evan Wolfson, Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the New School.

Community News:

‘One of Us’

In the wake of trauma and abuse, three Hasidic Jews face ostracism, anxiety and danger as they attempt to leave their ultra-Orthodox community. One of Us was shot in part by Emmy award-winning cinematographer and KitSplitter Matt Porwoll!

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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne. Joan Didion: the Center Will Not Hold was shot in part by documentary cinematographer & KitSplitter Thorsten Thielow!

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Manifest 1.0 – A multi-sensory exploration of art and music

Manifest 1.0 consists of physical installations created to explore sonic and visual art through multi-sensory experiences. KitSplitter Griffin Yu had an interactive installation at the event.

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Capotal – Don’t Work (Official Music Video)

KitSplitter and New York City filmmaker, Reed Yurman, recently released Capotal’s second music video, “Don’t Work”, as an homage to b movies of the past, telling the story of a crazed movie theater usher hell bent on winning back the heart of an ex-lover by any means necessary.

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