It’s February in LA, and if that means you’re looking for a distraction from Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered! Fill your calendar with these screenings, workshops and events, and be sure to join us at our Happy Hour with The Filmmakers Alliance on February 5th!

Events and Screenings:

EVENT: KitSplit Happy Hour with The Filmmakers Alliance!
Mon, 2/5, 7:00 PM– 9:00 PM, Free

Join us in LA on Monday free drinks/snacks–on KitSplit and for a Sundance reunion with KitSplit and Filmmakers Alliance (along with their partner The Director List) this Monday February 5th at the Arena CineLounge, LA’s coolest art house theatre! The happy hour will be like Sundance, but without the freezing temperatures and altitude sickness  😉

EVENT: AWD Winter 2018 Member and Prospective Member Bash
Sun, Feb 4, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Free

From AWD: “Members and prospective members, join us for fun, mingling, food and drink, and to hear about all the exciting new developments with AWD! Members, come catch up on projects, say hello to friends, and learn about new ways to get involved. Prospective members, check us out, and bring your questions!”

Make sure to keep an eye open for the KitSplit CEO/co-founder Lisbeth Kaufman at the event! 

WORKSHOP: RED DSMC2 Camera Workshop
Wed, 2/7, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Free

From RED Digital Cinema: “DSMC2 follows RED’s original Digital Stills and Motion Camera (DSMC) concept, and within this workshop, you will be able to review everything from camera build overviews, to in-depth workflow questions. This seminar is the perfect low-pressure opportunity for filmmakers to learn more about RED ecosystem, and get hands-on learning time with RED experts.”

Neko Ninja (猫忍), Takeshi Watanabe

SCREENING: Japanese Cinema – Neko Ninja
Wed, 2/14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Free

The Japan Foundation (Los Angeles) is proud to present Neko Ninja (猫忍)* Directed by Takeshi Watanabe. From The Japan Foundation: “The crew of “Neko Samurai” present a funny and heartwarming Ninja movie.” *In Japanese with English subtitles

SCREENING: What Is a Western? Film Series: Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Sat, 2/17, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM, $14

From The Autry Museum of the American West: “The January and February edition of What Is a Western? explores the concept of the Western sidekick through two very different films, turning the spotlight onto the men and women relegated to supporting roles in other people’s epic stories. Both films begin with an introduction by Jared Moshé, director of The Ballad of Lefty Brown. Directed by John Ford | Starring Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, and Constance Towers” Ticket price includes museum admission

Half Magic, Heather Graham

EVENT: Networking, Nibbles, and Heather Graham’s Half Magic
Fri, 2/16, 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM, $10 – $20

Join the American Cinematheque, Rack Focus and Women in Media for a very special screening of Heather Graham’s Half Magic followed by a Q&A with Actor/Writer/Director Heather Graham immediately after the first screening. Heather Graham’s debut as a writer and director is this sparkling comedy, which follows three women who use their newly formed sisterhood to fight against sexism, bad relationships and low self-esteem. Through embracing their wild adventures, they learn the secret to ultimate fulfillment.

FESTIVAL: NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival
Sat, 2/24, 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM, $5 – $15

From NFMLA: “Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) in celebrating independent cinema on Saturday, February 24th, for their film festival! In honor of Black History Month, we are screening a shorts program spotlighting Black Cinema. Also featured are 7 incredible shorts and a groundbreaking feature film. Don’t miss it!”


Our monthly selection of recently posted, interesting-looking gigs—recommended by KitSplitters, for KitSplitters:

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