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SPEAKERS FOR RUFF CUTZ PRO PANELS & WORKSHOPS 2008


Friday
November 14th,
2008
Saturday
November 15th,
2008
Sunday
November 16th,
2008



Opening Night Gala Kick Off Party @ Skellig's

6:30PM - 9:30PM
(welcome to stay later)





Saturday Panels, Workshops &
Seminars
5 panels running from
10AM until 5:10PM



Saturday Film Screenings
5:30PM - 10PM


Gala & Networking Party @ Skellig's

6:30PM - 9:30PM
(welcome to stay later)



Sunday Panel
9:45AM - 10:45AM





Sunday Film Screenings

11AM - 6PM


Awards Gala @ Skellig's
6:30PM - UNTIL
(welcome to stay later)

 
 


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Friday November 14th, 2008

Come join us for our opening night Gala at Skellig's (which right next door), kicking off our conference weekend. Starting at 6:30pm until 9:30pm ( we're welcome to stay until they close at 2am). Great food, full bar, live music! Rub elbows with filmmakers, press, speakers, meet some of the CDIA & RCIFC staff and many more.




Saturday November 15th, 2008

Come join us for our Networking Gala at Skellig's (which right next door). Starting at 6:30pm until 9:30pm ( we're welcome to stay until they close at 2am). Great food, full bar, live music! Rub elbows with filmmakers, press, speakers, meet some of the CDIA & RCIFC staff and many more.



Sunday November 16th, 2008

Come join us for our closing night Awards Gala at Skellig's (which right next door). Starting at 6:30pm until 9:30pm ( we're welcome to stay until they close at 2am). Great food, full bar, live music! Rub elbows with filmmakers, press, speakers, meet some of the CDIA & RCIFC staff and many more.

 

 

 

Ruff Cutz is honored to introduce our Panels / Seminars / Workshops hosted & moderated by:
           
Carol Patton
  Kevin Anderton   Andrea Ajemian   George Marshall   Howard Phillips    
Publisher,
Imagine Magazine
  Founder,
Midnight Chimes Productions
  Actress / Producer
Artigo/Ajemian Films
  Executive Director/ CEO, Rhode Island International Film Festival   Associate Director CDIA    


Saturday, November 15th, 2008

CLICK NAMES IN RED FOR COMPLETE BIO

Location for all Panels:

Center for Digital Imaging Arts

at Boston University
289 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453


FIRST SESSION: 10AM - 11:30AM


PANEL TOPIC: How to Make a Living Creatively

THE JERMANOK BROTHERS

Jim Jermanok
Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Stephen Jermanok
Screenwriter, Journalist, Author














SECOND SESSION: 11:40AM - 1PM
Hosted & Moderated By: George Marshall

 

PANEL TOPIC: Selling Documentary Features
(Trials & Tribulations)


NANCY BUIRSKI

Founder Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
/ Independent Producer

 



ERIC LATEK

Director / Producer / Editor
Phantazma Pictures

 

 

 







 

 

THIRD SESSION: 1:10PM - 2:35PM
Hosted & Moderated By: Andrea Ajemian

 

 


PANEL TOPIC: Seminar / Q&A Session


EDUARDO SANCHEZ

Writer / Director



 





MICHAEL CORRENTE
Writer / Director / Producer



 

 

 

 


FIFTH SESSION: 2:45PM - 3:50PM
Hosted & Moderated By: Carol Patton

 


 









PANEL TOPIC: The Producer's Guide To Avoiding the Pitfalls and Troubleshooting Problems when Producing the Independent Film


ROBERT L. SEIGEL
Entertainment Attorney

Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

 

 

 

SHANNON MURPHY
CEO/President
ENCOUNTER STUDIOS LLC

 

 

 





FOURTH SESSION: 4PM - 5:10PM
Hosted & Moderated By: Howard Phillips

PANEL TOPIC: How films make money

VINCA LIANE JARRETT
Entertainment Attorney
President of FilmPro Finance LLC







 

 

 




 

 

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

This will be final session and only panel on Saturday.

CLICK NAMES IN RED FOR COMPLETE BIO

Location for Panel:

Center for Digital Imaging Arts

at Boston University
289 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453


(Sunday, November 16th, 2008)
SIXTH & FINAL SESSION: 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Hosted & Moderated By: Kevin Anderton

 








PANEL TOPIC: Seminar / Q&A Session

PATRICK SMITH
Writer / Producer / Animator / Director
Blend Films


 

 




MICHAEL PHILLIPS

Principal Product Designer for Avid Technology, Inc.
Emmy and Academy Award for Science & Technical Achievement









 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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There are now TWO screenings. One we recently added, as we had an overwhelming amount of submissions and wanted to showcase as many films as we possibly could. The first screening will be held Saturday, November 15th, 2008 5:30PM - 9PM. Right after the panels at CDIA (not Landmark Embassy Theatre). The second will go as planned at the Landmark Embassy Cinema (which is located right across the street from CDIA).

 

SATURDAY SCREENINGS

Location for Screenings:

Saturday, November 15th, 2008
5:30PM - 10PM

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

 

Number Title Run Time Show Time  
 

Films selected for screening will have a chance at $10,000 in cash awards and also thousands more in film industry products and services.

  Saturday run times will be 5:30pm - 10pm
1.

Shorts from the Dummy Corporation
Produced by:
Kevin Anderton & Vic Clay
Directed by:
Kevin Anderton, David Kornfeld & George O'Connor
Written by: Kevin Anderton, George O'Connor & David Kornfeld.

Genre: Comedy

4min 30sec 5:30 PM  
         
2.

Peril of the Poppy
Producer / Director / Writer:
Corey Sheehan


Genre: Documentary

21min 5:35 PM

In the Past ten years the abuse and addiction of opiate painkillers has led to an epidemic of heroin addiction in the U.S. This video highlights the struggle of three addicts and their difficult road to treatment ad rehabilitation.

         
3.

Impressions
Producer:
Robert Lancto & Autumn Pavlosky
Director:

Robert Lancto

Genre: Drama

12min 5:57 PM

An excerpt from the upcoming film Impressions, Focusing on a group of young adults confronting love and politics in the summer before the election of 2008.

         
4.

Se Conforment Se Chevaux
Producer / Director / Writer
Charles Vuolo

Genre: Comedy

3m 30sec 6:10 PM

A short take on beat Poetry.

         
5.

Hit or Miss
Producer / Director / Writer:
David La Carubba & Michael Ouellette


Genre: Comedy

29min 6:14 PM

A comedy about Noel Mooch who's stuck in a dead-end job with dreams of a more exciting life. Inspiration comes in the form of a hitman movie that sends Noel and his best friend Pete on a hilarious adventure of becoming hitmen and actually hired for an assassination.

         
6.

Truce
Producer / Director / Writer
Shron Perpignani

Genre: Drama / Dark Comedy

13min 53sec

6:44 PM

When teenage Morgan gets on her mother's last nerve. Mom trots them off to therapy From the Freudian to the “fraidy Cat these drinks are strange bunch, leading the girls to realize they're on their own. After an uneasy truce, they undergo a tender, if short-lived reconciliation.

         
7.

Dawn
Producer:
Kim Romano
Director / Writer:
Cody Romano

Genre: Experimental, Narrative Fiction, Youth/Teen

6min 54sec 6:59 PM

Two unsuspecting young lovers are guided by Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda Through a labyrinth of hope, loss and unspeakable passion.

         
8.

Under The Hood
Producer:
Katherine Doyle, Jessica Tlichaud
Director:
Simon Harling
Writer
:
Simon Harling

Genre: Drama, Noir, Black Comedy

14min 45sec 7:07 PM

At the office of a seedy auto repair shop, Sofi attempts to get her car fixed for the umpteenth time. Unfortunately for her, she has to deal with the obnoxious manager, Ed, and his laid-back mechanic, Dick. Ed wants Sofi in the worst possible way, but Sofi definitely doesn't want Ed. However she does like Dick, and Dick like her back, but when Ed witnesses their mutual attraction and throws a spanner in the works, the barometer of sexual tension begins to slip into the danger zone. The temperature rises until an unexpected development causes their frustration to boil over in explosive finale.

         
9.

A Simple Taste
Producer:
Jullian Ablaza
Director:
Jac Woods
Writer
:
Jessie Beers - Altman

Genre: Dramedy

14min 41sec 7:22 PM

A lighthearted story about a note that becomes a common thread, connecting many people together in a coffee shop through a series of miscommunications.

         
10.

Blue Jay Territory
Producer:
Dromedar Film
Director:
Dagmar Kamlah

Genre: Documentary

71min 7:38 PM

Immigration not as drama but everyday life. I documented my perspective on the (slightly different) culture with a digital camera. Focusing on little things more then the big picture. Confronting home with the city, the personal with the public.

         
11.

Unmoored
Producer:
Cary Wolinsky
Director:
Marie Brown, Yari Wolinsky
Writer
:
Jenny Connell

Genre: Drama, Supernautral

16min 19sec 8:50 PM

When James dies unexpectedly, Sarah steals his ashes from her mother-in-law and smuggles them out of the funeral in a cookie tin. Hours later, she sits vigil on the porch of their lake house, the last place she saw him alive. Then James shows up. Has she lost her mind? What does he want? Unmoored is the story of a couple with one afternoon left to get things right.

         
12.

Hannah's Ride
Producer:
Nadie Rice
Director / Writer
:
Anne Loyer

Genre: Drama

13min 20sec 9:07 PM

A snapshot of the unresolved tensions in an adolescent girl's struggle to find a place for herself. Working on a horse farm, Hannah must navigate physical danger, sexual aggression and own ambition, at home she confronts the suburban environment dominated by her mother's expectations.

         
13.

Drop Out
Producer:
Al Beuscher
Producer/Writer/ Director
:
Johnny Harper

Writer:
Sam Lanckton

Genre: Alternative

12min 25sec 9:21 PM

Ernest “Zero” Chance drops out of college and moves home to do absolutely nothing, but instead absurdly stumbles his way through a series of zany adventures in the world of community college, suburban sexcapades, and dead-end jobs.

         
14.

Jazz Bridges
Producer / Writer:
Nadeem Kazmi
Director:
Nadeem Kazmi & Laura Taflinger

Genre: Cultural / Ethno musicologicalrama / Doc

30min 9:34 PM

London , England , 2007: A unique event – worlds come together for a concert that fuses modern jazz with afghan folk music. This is a behind the scenes look at the rare uniting of cultures though the power of music more amazing when you consider that the afghans were banned from playing under the taliban.

         
15.

Bleeding Green
Producer / Director / Writer:
Kevin Massicotte

Genre: Documentary

19min 10:05 PM

Story of Hartford's Major league hockey fans; the glory of their past the hope of their future and the excruciating limbo of their present. Find out why “the Hartford Whalers, even though they don't exist, still have a lot going for them!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 



SUNDAY SCREENINGS

Sunday, November 16th, 2008
11AM - 6PM

Location for Screenings:

Landmark Embassy Cinema
16 Pine St
Waltham, MA 02453

Number Title Run Time Show Time  
 

Final Films Selected For Screening
Will Be Announced
Nov 11th, 2008

Films selected for screening will have a chance at $10,000 in cash awards and also thousands more in film industry products and services.

  Sunday run times will be 11am - 6pm
1.

Sex Together
Producer:
Image Icon Entertainment
Director / Writer
Jamie Benti

Genre: Comedy

5min

11:00 AM

* Does not qualifier for awards

Lonely guy takes a girl out on their first date to a great little Italian restaurant. They are having a fantastic evening, UNTIL, what seems an old boyfriend happens to be dining out at the same diner.
         
2.

Contemplating
Producer / Director / Writer
Joe Sanchez

Genre: Drama

4min 25sec 11:05 AM

On his way uptown a young man runs into a stranger with some very much useful advise.

         
3.

Hand Made in America
Producer / Director / Writer
Paul Lyzun

Genre: Documentary

14min 38sec 11:10 AM

In today's mass production, disposable culture, it seems alien that people can make a living by producing items, one at a time. Handmade in America explores the human element in manufacture and commerce to discover the unique value of handmade objects in America .

         
4.

Ottawa: A Festival Experience
Producer / Director / Writer Benjamin Chou

Genre: Documentary / Animation

7m 52sec 11:26 AM

A short animated and live video documentary about the experiences and importance of an animation film festival in Ottawa , Canada .

         
5. Five Minute Love
Director Max Lewontin
Writer Cody Romano

Genre: Comedy
15min 11:35 AM

A comedy short that follows a bachelor who is getting married, but has cold feet and runs away from wedding to go speed dating. He goes though a series of awful dates, ending with one woman who may change how he views commitment.

         
6. Donatello's
Producer / Director / Writer
Jonah David


Genre: Comedy
2min 20sec 11:50 AM

A man eating dinner with his daughter refuses to pay for his meal at a restaurant. After a long conversation with a confused waiter, the man finally pays – with monopoly money, only discovered by the waiter once the man has proudly marched out of the restaurant and down the street.

         
7. Paper Angels
Producer / Director
AJ Ingoglia & Bob O'Reilly
Writer: Charles Hall

Genre: Drama
24min 11:53 AM

Brooklyn-born Frank Rice is harboring a secret. Marie Quintero of Long Island is a desperate for answers. In the aftermath of September 11, they will meet and begin a journey of remembrance, self-discovery and quiet heroism,, a journey of revelations.

         
8. Early Releaec
Producer / Director / Writer
Thomas Balsamides


Genre: Psychological Thriller
7min 7sec 12:18 PM

A women released from a mental institution only to return and kill the doctor who released her. Although she showed significant signs of improvement and was the model patient, in the end, she just could not let goof the craving to kill again.

         
9. Good and Clean
Producer / Director / Writer
Kevin Dobies

Genre: Comedy
25min 37sec 12:26 PM

A neat freak wishes to rid the world of litter… until he encounters the litter bug!

         
10. Museum Scandals
Producer: Christina Vinsick & Gyonsyi Henson
Director: Sande Shurin
Writer: Bruce Levy

Genre: Drama / Comedy
15min 30sec 12:52 PM

At a fundraiser for an important NYC museum taking place in a trendy Soho art gallery, how far will they go to raise funds? How far will people the reporters go to make headlines & how far will people go to be seen and rub shoulders with the “right” people?

         
11. Extreme Yoga Smackdown
Producer / Director / Writer
Daniel De Fabio
Producer / Director / Writer
Daniel De Fabio

Genre: Comedy
13min 1:09 PM

In the world of competitive yoga, four yogis haven risen to the highest level of practice, but one by one they must fall. In Extreme Yoga Smackdown there can be only one poser left posing. Keep your third eye open for all the yoga action.

         
12.

Sick Thinking
Producer / Director / Writer
Joseph P. Lavallee

Genre: Drama

10min 55sec 1:22 PM

When secrets come between a husband and wife, will she succumb to her sick thinking? A housewife with no excitement in her life poisons her husband in the ultimate act of revenge. After basking in the attention one gets from having a sick husband, will she take things to far?

         
13. The Dreams of Leonardo Da Vinci
Producer / Director / Writer
Mick Cusimano

Genre: Animation
5min 47sec 1:33 PM

Leonardo da Vinci notebooks come alive.

         
14. God's Country
Producer: Mike Messier
& Tim Labonte
Director / Writer: Mike Messier

Genre: Drama / Comedy Narrative
15min 20sec 1:40 PM

Writer Eddie Pause and his “confrontational therapist” Elizabeth Metzger discuss paranoia, a God caste system and a future society ruled by Canada .

         
15.

Project: Life
Producer:
Alex Sparer & Jason Paul
Director: Jason Paul
Writer: Jason Paul & Steven Wesolowski

Genre: Mockumentary

12min 53sec 1:56 PM

A fake Documentary that shows the behind the scenes footage of the creation of the universe. The trails and tribulations the prophets of the major religions undergo to create a TV Pilot that will become the greatest show unknown to man: Life.

         
16.

Distractions
Producer/Writer
Kevin Craig West
MoBetta Films
Director:
Michalina Almindo

Genre: Drama

6min 16sec 2:09 PM

As technology expands, so goes ones focus. When tragedy strikes, how does one react? Whether good or bad karma rules. Unyielding focus an be deadly.

         
17. Sweetly Hurring Past
Producer / Director / Writer
Lara Scott

Genre: Experimental / Narrative
6min 29sec 2:15 PM

Part of a video series using footage of everyday activities to contemplate living as it happens. “Sweetly Hurrying Past” focuses on repetitious, cyclical and circular movement, as people as play, eat, walk, wait. It also experiments with using changes in music tempo to refocus the viewer's attention when video clips repeat.

         
18. The Donor
Producer:
Andrea Lyman
Director:
FC Paras
Writer:
Andrea Lyman, FC Paras, Albert Chan, & Alecia Batson

Genre: Comedy
7min 56sec 2:21 PM

In this award winning 48 hour film project comedic short, when a Chinese diplomat and potential sperm donor fall prey to a case of mistaken identity, two zany lesbians add to the confusion.

         
19.

Boxed In
Producer:
Jim Dippolito
Director / Writer:
Joy E. Reed

Genre: Comedy

10min 2:30 PM

When Kate's mom call for computer help, she learns more then she bargained for.

         
20.

The Ringo Bingo Kid
Producer:
Raul Gomez & Cassandra Gava
Director / Writer:
Raul Gomez

Genre: Drama/Family

60min 2:41 PM

For David growing up in a Northern California Town , and living with his grandmother is not an easy task, his best friends don't want to hang with him, and his grades are down. In short his life is in the dumps. One day his Grandmother takes him to Bingo with her, and he hits the jackpot. He finally reveals a secret and then everything changes for David.

         
21.

Attack Of The Slime People
Producer:
Martin King & Robert Tiff
Director:
Martin King
Writer:
Martin King & Robert Tiff

Genre: Comedy

89min 3:41 PM An out of work has been director gets a second chance to make his movie. He has his script, his producer; all he needs is a cast. The problem is that he feels no one is right for the lead. When other elements try to close in on his vision he will do anything to keep it from happening…. Even murder.
         
22.

Luck
Producer / Director / Writer
Robin Folsom

Genre: Non-Fiction

7min 30sec 5:11 PM

A non-fiction short film set to a narration written in a Seuss-like rhythm. The film challenges us to put out troubles in perspective by examining the lives of less-fortunate individuals who, despite significant obstacles, each manage to find some joy in their lives.

         
23.

Another Day
Producer / Director / Writer
Chrisopher O'Coin

Genre: Drama

11min 18sec 5:18 PM

After a suicide bombing on American soil a south African expert notices that Americans, like some in her home country, have grown desensitized in a time of political and social crisis.

         
24.

Flowing Upstream
Producer / Director / Writer
Liz Kratzer

Genre: Documentary

10min 22sec
5:29 PM

Examines the Waterway Project proposed by the President of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak. The Project proposes to connect Seoul to the Busan with a 336 mile canel. It focuses on the public's opinion, and ultimate role in reversing the President's plans to move forward with the project.

         
25.

Heal Thyself
Producer / Director / Writer
Norm Hacker

Genre: Trailer

5min 5:41 PM

Currently a series of interviews with doctors, healers and cancer survivors with the intention of giving hope and mental strength to people with cancer and in their own body's self healing abilities.

         
26.

Communication
Producer / Director / Writer
Corina Baluta

Genre: Drama

7min 30sec 5:47 PM

A look at how communication has changed nowadays and the tendency of the individual, from the developed countries, to isolate. The story revolves around and immigrant who goes through difficult times trying to adapt to the new busy society. He communicates to his friend and family about his struggle to communicate.

 


 




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