Film groups near California
Film, food and fun!
Pacific Grove, CA
People over 50 who enjoy going to a good movie and then having a discussion over dinner.. Group will explore new and old restaurants in the Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel area.
The experience will include picking a movie and then meeting afterwards at a restaurant for dining and discussion of the movie.
Monterey Peninsula Centering Prayer Group
Carmel by the Sea, CA
This is a kindly group of multi-denominational seekers, who meet weekly in the stillness of the early evening to practice Centering Prayer as developed by Fr. Thomas Keating. Through books, film and discussion, meetups are facilitated by Rev. Amber Sturgess, Rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Carmel. Drawing from interfaith ways of knowing from the writings of the great classic and contemporary Christian, Jewish, Sufi, and Buddhist Mystics, we seek to explore and practice non-Dual prayer in a supportive community.
Monterey Peninsula Art and Culture Group
We're passionate about creating and experiencing art, theater, film, music and most things creative — We are a community of people who may be separated at the moment but we are beautifully united by our shared mission to empower the creative economy of the Monterey Peninsula. Our goal is to both create opportunities and also get out & experience the variety of art that our region has to offer - all while meeting some great new people.
Let us know if you have any suggestions for (virtual) events coming up that fits this description. Simply post about it in the Discussion and keep an eye out for announcements.
Mighty Monterey Nature and Social Adventures Meetup
The Purpose of "Sky is the Limit" Adventures Monterey is to live life to the fullest! We all need some fun and it can be done safely outdoors for now. Everyone is welcome... singles, couples, professionals, dog lovers, photographers, artists, musicians, nature lovers, and explorers. I will be your tour guide and together we will sample the very best places of the Central Coast (Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, Carmel Valley! ). My goal for each event is to provide people with some kind of outdoor adventure & exercise, followed by time to mingle socially and relax with some great, affordable food, wine, beer or coffee in the area.
*Live Music & Dancing
*Nature Hiking & Dog Walks
*Kayaking/Paddle Boarding & Swimming
*Photography & Art Adventures
*Wine Tasting & Craft Beer & coffee & tea
*History and Art Walking Tours
*International Food & Drinks
I look forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody!
Horror Fans of Monterey & Beyond
Do you love horror movies but can't get your easily frightened friends to go with you? Want to get into the allegories of all your favorite spooky stories? This group is for horror lovers of all kinds! While we will be starting off with seeing new horror films & discussing them afterwards, hopefully we can expand into other horror interests like haunted house fieldtrips & more! Your ideas welcome!
Racism, sexism, homophobia & transphobia are strictly forbidden & gregarious or repeat offenses will get you booted from the group at the sole discretion of the organizer.
The Monterey Self-Defense Meetup
This class is for anyone wishing to learn or master self-defense skills. Raw beginners and instructors in other systems encouraged to attend. The focus will be on building a working self defense skill-set: This includes the optimal use of bio-mechanics and physics for self-defense. Instructor has been teaching the combat arts for around 17 years.
This class teaches stand-up fighting skills; i.e. striking (fists, palms, elbows, etc), striking interceptions / blocking, joint manipulation / breaking, and throwing techniques found in Judo / Shuai jiao. We do not cover ground fighting--for that range, it is recommended you also attend Gracie Jiu-jitsu monterey.
There is a numbered list curriculum/class-schedule, students can work their way from White Sash to Black Sash if they wish. (New students may join at any time.)
The groups organizer is the founding instructor of "Flowing Combat" (流动战斗), a System developed for modern self-defense from the internal Kung-Fu arts of BaguaZhang (eight Triagram palms), Xingyquan (heart, mind fist) and Taijiquan.
Mixed in with Kung-Fu is Military unarmed/armed combat, as taught to Military personnel and Special Operators across various services. The teacher was formerly contracted by the Air Force to teach the foregoing, including sexual assault prevention, weapons disarming, use, and retention.
Classes are Fees, but students may be asked to cover location/equipment costs as applicable per class/seminar; Class will be hosted at Wave Street Studios, by the beach, or in a private back yard area (cement/ w/ martial arts pads). Each class may be filmed and put online and/or broadcast on local TV stations.
The Greenlight Group
The Greenlight Group is on hiatus through the end of 2019. To be considered for the next cycle in 2020, please submit a full-length screenplay to email@example.com. For additional information, please see the below:
The Greenlight Group is a creative, rigorous screenwriting group focused on supporting writers in producing 10 pages a week, critiquing submissions and getting full-length screenplays done for passion and sale. Details on The Greenlight Group are as follows:
• The group is for feature film writers only (we will not be discussing T.V. scripts)
• The group is a total of six screenwriters
• The group runs 12 weeks long per cycle
• Weekly submissions of 5-10 pages per writer are requested to keep the group moving, learning and completing projects
• The group is held in the evening on Thursdays at a local home in the Pasadena/Altadena area
• The group is meant to be supportive, encouraging and intent on lifting each writer towards success as defined by the sale of a script (we do not help you sell a script, merely support your process)
If you are interested in being considered for a Greenlight Group writing cycle, please convey your interest by joining The Greenlight Group through the Meetup page, THEN follow the below guidelines:
• A full-length screenplay submission is required (approximately 90-110 pages).
• Submissions must contain NO explicit X-rated or otherwise extremely offensive materials that serve no purpose for the story's content.
• All submissions and/or inquiries must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions sent to the group’s organizer through Meetup will not be read.
• All submissions must be received by the date indicated for each cycle.
With your screenplay submission, please include brief responses to the following questions:
1) How many screenplays have you written?
2) Have any of your screenplays been made into a feature film?
3) Who/what/where have you studied with regards to screenwriting?
4) Are you currently represented?
5) What do you hope to learn out of attending The Greenlight Group?
6) Do you foresee any time commitments that would interfere with attending the 12 week cycle?
7) What is your favorite film?
This group is geared towards intermediate to advanced screenwriters who have completed a full-length screenplay, understand structure, character development, dialogue, screenplay format, etc. Any screenplays that do not convey SOME mastery of these elements will not be read. PLEASE NOTE, you can bypass stating your interest in the group through the Meetup page and send submissions directly to: email@example.com.
Decisions regarding accepted screenwriters for a Greenlight Group writing cycle are communicated through the firstname.lastname@example.org email. The group’s organizer contacts each individual personally regarding selection and to confirm the individual’s continued interest in joining the group for the current cycle.
Lastly, this group is meant to bring together dedicated screenwriters who desire to create and sell their projects but who appreciate structure, feedback, and community. The group will host a mix of talent and ability, in order for growth to occur at a level relatively comparable to each other.
San Jose Mystery Meetup
San Jose, CA
This Meetup is designed to bring fans of the Mystery genre together. We can meet up at various South Bay locations to discuss either mystery novels, films, plays or to play Mystery-based board games. Suggestions for meet ups are always gratefully received!
San Diego Transplants
San Diego, CA
This group is for local professionals who is open to meet new transplants and for transplants who wants to meet locals and learn more about fun local activities. It's an opportunity to explore all of San Diego like tourists but also take advantage of all the secrets only locals know. From boat cruises and hikes, to happy hour, to wine tastings and outdoor films, our activities will strive to be as diverse as the members we have. If you have a meetup idea and would like to hos please contact send a message to the organizer.
Welcome to the group!
SoCal Snowboard Daily
Los Angeles, CA
Can’t get enough snowboarding? Want to ride weekdays? Trying to progress? Don’t have enough snowboarding friends to shred daily? Join SoCal Snowboard Daily to form day trips, multi-day trips to Big Bear Mountain. We’re primarily open to intermediate riders that enjoy riding park and learning tricks. We support riders that want to film, learn, teach, and find their style.
People Who Do Everything SF
San Francisco, CA
Do you have many interests/hobbies? Do you try to excel in many areas when others normally just focus on one?
This group is for those who have strong interests/talents across many fields, both artistic and technical but also financial and entrepreneurial - ideally those like myself who are passionate about at least a few, if not all, of the following: Programming + Film/Animation + Music/Piano + Games + Business/Finance + World Domination (Bahaha! :P )
I originally started this group some years ago to meet others who wanted to do more than put themselves on a specialized, narrow career path after college. There's a certain big-picture view you get when you are genuinely interested in subjects across many areas, which makes it hard to relate to most people who do not care for things outside their field, and I also thought, if the right people joined, it might be fun to one day start a company that did everything (including take over the world :P ).
I have since gone on to split my time between SF / NYC / LA, but I leave this here on the off chance someone doing something similar might come across it and be interested to chat or collaborate. Feel free to use the discussion board as well to share what you're up to. If you're curious about who I am or what I've been up to, feel free to check out the below links:
https://www.ememsei.com/ - high school group I started originally
https://www.kotobox.net/ - music composition / piano improvisation
https://www.techtrader.ai/ - program to predict the stock market
(and general AI I want to do next )
There are a few other polymath / autodidact groups, but they seem more interested in just talking about self-improvement / philosophy. Generally speaking, I'm more interested in meeting others to collaborate on projects like the above. And please don't say you just fund or invest in a lot of different things - that doesn't count.
SF Bay Film/Video/Photo Production Social Group
San Carlos, CA
Hello all! This is a social group for people who like to make films and videos and take photos. All levels of experience and knowledge are welcome--the goal here is to meet people make friends so that we can develop friendships, partnerships, and collaborate.
A lot of projects that we'd like to work on would be much easier if we had just one extra set of hands. This will hopefully be a group where we can make some friends and meet some people who might be able to help out on each other's projects.
More importantly, though, this is a social group. Relaxed, conversational. Much more about just getting to know each other and talking shop about film/video/photo--or anything else that comes up!
The LA Acting Meetup Group Sponsor PerformerTrack Webware
Los Angeles, CA
We are actors, who specialize in tv, film, voiceover, etc. and are in various stages of our careers.
This MEETUP group is a place to share leads, encourage each other and get comfortable promoting ourselves and our needs in a friendly environment.
Sometimes we will meet with other Industry professionals so we can expand our database and learn more about what other folks are doing.
Our Meetups are free (except for what you purchase to drink or eat) as our sponsor Holdon Log handles the monthly fee. We kindly ask that you support the location hosting the Meetup by at least purchasing a beverage since they do not charge us for the space.
Please support our sponsor Holdon Log by joining their email list (www.PerformerNation.com) and sharing their valuable monthly newsletter, PerformerNation with your friends in the Biz.
Los Angeles Browncoat Shindig
Los Angeles, CA
Scoobies, Browncoats, Whovians, Sherlockians, Ringers, Potterheads, Trekkies, Scapers, Smegheads, Gamers and All Fandoms - Discussion of All Things Whedon, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Tolkien, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Farscape; books, film, television, webseries, fanfic, conventions, cosplay, SCA, gaming, computer skills and toys, plus we do that "general conversation"-thing that Muggles do, too!
We are a merger of multiple Meetups: Firefly, General SciFi & Fantasy, Buffy, Angel & Farscape groups in the Greater Los Angeles area into this single, monthly Meetup. So if you see only a few RSVPs, know that we will have many more people all together.
IMPORTANT INFO: Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are working on building Virtual Meetups. Read the date and description of each Upcoming Event to know when and how the Meetup will be happening. Ideas and help for these virtual Meetups will be gladly welcomed.
WHEN WE CAN MEET AGAIN IN REAL LIFE we will go back to our regular monthly meetings plus events planned by the members. We do many activities as off-shoots of this Single Enormous Meetup! There's many a movie-day that are attended by portions of our group! Not to mention various craft days, geek outings, etc. See who you bond with! See what further activities await you!!!
We've been active since early 2003 with a good turnout of members at each event.
Who should come? Everyone
Are newcomers welcome? Always
Why should people come? To be with people who don't look at you with blank face when you talk geek.
French in LA - A conversation group
Studio City, CA
Nous sommes un groupe de francophiles qui se réunit à Los Angeles et dans la vallée de San Fernando, pour parler français et découvrir la culture du pays. Nous formons un groupe très amical, composé de personnes de tous les âges et de tous les pays.
Le groupe se retrouve une fois tous les deux mois, mais nous avons aussi de vraies classes de conversation (débutant - intermédiaire ) , que j'anime le plus souvent. Bienvenue !
We are a group of Francophiles meeting in LA and in the San Fernando Valley, to explore the French language and culture. The group is friendly, and while most of the meeting are conversation groups, we also have all sorts of related events: potlucks, dining, outside activities & events, films, cafes, games. All ages.
We meet every other month, and there are also weekly conversation classes organized by myself (beginners- intermediate - advanced levels). Welcome to the group!
Mitta Vicki Wise - holistic practitioner - originally created this group in 2003 as a beginner/intermediate French group. It was the first French Meetup group in LA! Find Mitta here:
Northern San Diego Photography Collective
San Diego, CA
Welcome to the Northern San Diego Photography Collective.
We are amateurs up thru professional photographers using film and digital cameras, who enjoy getting together to discuss photography, cameras, photo related topics, goings-on in the photography world & sharing our techniques and expertise, along with exploring and capturing our world with our cameras, as a group and individually.
Join us on one of our group photography events or outings to interesting locations throughout San Diego County and at our monthly meetup gatherings which are listed on the group calendar.
Learn, share your expertise and just have fun with your photography while networking with others who share the same passion.
NOTE: You do not have to reside in the San Diego area to be a member.
All are welcome, no matter your skill level or where you call home.
We thank you for supporting our group sponsors!
Show Talent Talent Show (www.ShowTalent-TalentShow.com) and its
(subsidiary: FriendsCircleNight.com) provide:
A networking event for businesses and entertainment industry professionals
to share business opportunity, resources, show talent, expand network and
collaborate on projects.
Who are expected to attend:
Investors, sponsors, business owners;
Film industry talents, Actors, Singers, Comedians, Writers, Composers, Camera Teams, Makeup Artists, Directors, Producers, and Talent Show Audiences...
Alameda Foodie & Film Meetup (35 to 55)
Foodies and film lovers, ages 35 to 55, come explore Alameda’s vast array of delightful restaurants or watch a film at the historic, art deco, Alameda theatre. We’ll mix it up with one or the other or both.
NOTE: We have resumed in-person dining events outdoors, but with a limited number of people. In person films at Alameda Theatre are still temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. Due to the Delta variant you are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend events.
We’ll savor cuisine from around the world including some of my favorite Alameda restaurants: Spice I Am (Thai), Spinning Bones (fusion rotisserie), Ohgane (Korean BBQ) and this is just for starters. Phnom Penh (Cambodian), Mama Papa Lithuania (Lithuanian), Speisekammer (German), Asena (Mediterranean) and many more are also on the radar.
Generally, we stick to restaurants with 4-star Yelp reviews or higher.
We see a film or dine at a restaurant at least once a month. Usually we switch back and forth between the two from month to month.
You don’t have to live in Alameda to join. So close your laptop, silence your smartphone, and come meet some new people! Great dining. Great films. All within the hip, little, island community of Alameda.
Gruppo di conversazione in Italiano
Ciao e benvenuti al gruppo di conversazione italiano di San Jose! Siamo un gruppo delle persone molto appassionate della lingua italiano. Parliamo in Italiano degli eventi attuali, i film, i libri e tutte le cose che ci interessano di Italia.
Ci incontriamo a San Jose al Panera Bread ogni giovedì sera alle sette. Di solito gli incontri sono un'ora, però qualche volta la conversazione è cosi vivace che parliamo più lungo! Questa è il posto perfetto per lasciare i tuoi inibizioni in dietro per esercitare la lingua. Ci sono persone di ogni livello e il nostro obiettivo è di migliorare la nostra conoscenza della lingua.
Sei hai delle domande puoi contattare i dirigenti del gruppo.
Vogliamo che tu venga per partecipare con noi! Ci vediamo al prossimo incontro! A presto!