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Exposing the raw untapped talent that exists in the independent world of cinema. Ruff Cutz™ provides filmmakers recognition for their projects, feedback from award winning accredited filmmakers and peers in the film industry. Hosted at Boston University Center For Digital Imaging Arts, come join us for a live 3 day weekend event full of film screenings, workshops and seminars.

Explore the conference combined Trade Show & Exhibition displays
revealing tools for development
and productivity utilized by both filmmakers and digital creatives. Network with representatives of regional, national and international companies that promote their services and organizations supporting independent filmmaking and the digital culture.

Where is it?

Primarily Ruff Cutz locations will be hosted at:

Center for Digital Imaging Arts
at Boston University
274 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Landmark Embassy Cinema
16 Pine St
Waltham, MA 02453

The Skellig
240 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Who will attend?

Investors, distributors, student & Indie filmmakers, producers, agents, actors, press, movie lovers, photographers, and many others.

Are there Gala's or Networking Parties we can attend?

The Skellig's Restaurant and Pub has sponsored RCIFC by providing us there facilities for all 3 evenings on the weekend of November 14th, 15th & 16th. Food & hor d'oeuvres will be available to our guest. A fully stocked cash bar will also be available also. There will be an opening night Gala kick off Friday evening, a Saturday night networking Party in close to the workshops and seminars that day, and finally a closing night awards cermony. All the specific information on these festivities can be viewed on our Schedule page.

Come explore current industry issues at workshops and discussions, get hands-on advice at mentor sessions, and enjoy Boston's unique brand of hospitality (and great food). It's also your chance to discover the best new independent films, and mingle with filmmakers, film lovers, studio executives, and journalists, with dozens of films and daytime panels!

Get your tickets in advance! Limited space will be available. See you there!
























































2008 Sponsors

Is there a dress code?

There will be press, photographers, and videographers present. We recommend dressing to the occassion. But to answer your question! No, the dress is casual!








What will happen at the event?

With the foundation of dozens of film screenings, meeting filmmakers, sitting thorough forums, workshops, and seminars. There will akso be awards equal to over $10k in cash prizes, equipment,and software. Nightly Gala's and Networking Parties

Take advantage of networking opportunities, and expo tables set up throughout the entire weekend.



















I'm not a filmmaker.
Should I go?

Ruff Cutz is for everyone! You can come and listen to our guest speakers during the day sessions, or walk the red carpet for a night full of movies, exhibits, food, drinks, and fun. All Ruff Cutz selected films will be given a separate screening.

We don't force you to watch anything you don't want to. Decide for yourself which films you'd like to watch beforehand. There's plenty of seating for socializing and mingling amongst Boston's most respected film industry professionals.













What is the schedule?

The conference 2008 will be broken up into several sessions over a 3 day period. Several key speakers will offer presentations (you can check the schedule page for posted updates and info). There will be an opening night Gala to kick off our weekend. There will be live music and great food.

At the end of each session there will be a short break. Come explore current industry issues at workshops and discussions, get hands-on advice at mentor sessions.

Select winners will be awarded prizes and cash, production software, and endorsement awards.





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