Everything you ever wanted to know about CUT! and did ask....
- Why CUT!?
The title of the event refers to a film directorís order to cut/stop filming. It just sounded better than WRAP! ok?
- Sure, but whatís this CUT! Event all about anyway?
Itís about movies. Itís about getting all the goods behind the making of, inspiration for and everything in-between and hearing those stories straight from the horseís mouth
(so to speak). Itís about celebrating films and YOU - the fans who love them in a comfortable, intimate setting. We limit attendance so you have the best opportunity to spend
some quality time with our extraordinary guests to ask questions or just say hello.
- That sounds pretty nifty, but who are these people hosting the event?
That would be liquidSPACE and Habitat for Humanity, along with some assistance from Shin BBQ, Los Angeles and The Cyprus Vineyard Film & Music Festival and you can find out all
about us at Abouton the site.(More details coming when all the "i"'s are dotted)
- Why should I give you my hard earned bucks?
So we can pay for the theatre rental, refreshments, giveaways and oh yea, the
transportation & lodging for our guests so you can have a kick-ass time.
- Is there any other reason?
What, that isn't enough? (Of course we're hoping you also bring some extra so you can buy raffle tickets or make donations that will benefit our designated charitable
organization each year) ALL
RAFFLE TICKET SALES (unless specifically noted prior to the event), AUCTION PURCHASES, and PRIVATE DONATIONS go directly to our chosen recipient charity in their entirety.
The DSALA letter thanking CUT! for 2009's donation is posted at the CUT! Film Festival MySpace. Personal
checks written directly to DSALA have received letters to their home addresses as well.
- Can you guarantee/promise me that _______ will be there?
We can tell you who has confirmed to attend and in some cases we can tell you who we've invited. Beyond that, as in any eventof this type, our guests' work obligations come
first and in their business, sometimes something unexpected does come up. We will always keep you in the loop about if someone needs to cancel. Bottom-line is, our guests are
professionals and they will do everything in their power to honor their commitment unless there are conditions beyond their control. We've had guests who needed to show up late,
and the rare occasion when they had to leave early, but those instances are rare.
The other side of the coin is those who don't confirm until the last minute, or better yet, just show up, which has also been known to happen often.
- Who can I contact if I have a question that is not answered in the FAQs?
You can email LJ at
- How will seating be arranged at the theatre?
Seating will be divided into sections according to the ticket level purchased. The first
several rows may be reserved for our special guests and their associates/friends, with the Platinum ticket holders next. Saturday and Sunday ticket holders are welcomed to sit in their
choice of seat.
Seat numbers will NOT be assigned on "Sections". You will be able to sit where you want within that section. This makes it easier for groups or friends who may not be able to
register at the same time to sit together without needing to make special seating requests. (Of course it's understood that this also requires that the groups, etc. have the
same level of tickets for seating in their section.)
- What type of food will be available?
During the screenings, regular theatre concession will be available.
- Is there a dress code?
Yes. You must wear clothes. We also ask that you refrain from wearing extremely large hats. This should be
Dress for the VIP party is casual-dressy. In other words something you might wear on a night out on the town with your friends.
- So now that I've decided I don't want to miss out, how do I register?
This one's easy. Just visit the Tickets link from the CUT!
homepage. There you will find all of the ticketing information and misc. registration information. Please be sure to read thoroughly before proceeding to the ordering page
link at the bottom of the page.
Print off a copy of this confirmation and bring it with you along with your ID at event check in.
- What if I am not comfortable paying with Paypal?
Please contact LJ at the email address above, and we'll work out alternative
arrangements for you.
- Which reminds me, what are the ticket levels?
Registration is tiered to accommodate your your preferences
for the weekend.
Platinum Passes: Include Friday Night VIP Party, Seating in the first section following "Reserved
Guest" seating on BOTH days, a nifty swag bag and priority line up for any photo/autographs.
Gold Passes: include seating for BOTH days
directly behind the Platinum seating section and secondary line up for photos/autographs.
Screener Passes: include seating ONLY, with options for
either 1 or 2 day passes available. Final lineup for photo/autographs (time permitting)
- Will there be a waiting list if you sell out?
No. Once tickets are sold out in a section they are gone. Upgrades from a Screener to Platinum
level ticket will be dependent on availability.
- Is my registration refundable?
Registration and deposits are NON-refundable!
- Can I transfer or sell my ticket if I am unable to attend?
Private sales and transfers of tickets is allowed. These transaction are the sole
responsibility of the registrant. Proof of all sales or transfers must be submitted 30 days prior to the event. Registration changes will not be accepted after the cut off.
- Will I get a ticket in the mail?
NO. The confirmation email you receive after your purchase of a full price ticket or completion of a
deposit final payment serves as your "ticket" for the event.
You will need to print a copy of this confirmation and bring it along with your ID to the event check in.
Screenings, Panels & other Activities
- When will you have all of the films you are going to screen listed?
This event is constantly in a state of change. We will list films
and guests as they confirm.
... new info is always TBA
Hotel, Motels & the like
- Is there an event hotel?
Based on the experience of the past two years, we have determined that each of our attendees have their own taste
and requirements for accomodation. One consideration for a group of friends that saves money is to rent a vacation home for the duration of the event. You split expenses, can eat in
if you prefer and share transportation. We do have referrals to preferred services if you would like to consider this option.
- What kind of party are we talking about?
It will be more of something in between and a great chance to meet, mingle, dance and chat with
our special guests and the usual several surprise guests who might decide to crash the party. Think about the coolest reception youíve ever been too, minus the one drunk and loud relative
that inevitably shows up and youíll have a pretty good idea of what we are planning.
- Why are the Platinum passes limited for this party?
We like to keep our parties relatively small and intimate to allow both our special
guests and attendees room to move around, mingle and have fun without being squashed like sardines in a can!
- So, where is this party going to
For 2010, we have been graciously been invited back to Shin BBQ. Based on how amazing they treated us last year with great food, drink and music, we can't wait to
get back there and see who might pop in.
- Will alcohol be served at the party?
Yes. Please include your age and birthday when filling out your registration form. I.D's will be
required when you check in at the event. Presentation of a false or altered I.D will result in immediate discharge from the event without refund!
- What airports serve the Los Angeles area?
Los Angeles (LAX); Burbank; and Orange County are the easiest.
Autographs & Other Tidbits
We have been extremely lucky in the past two years to have the greatest, most friendliest guests you could hope to dream for. They have hung out with us for the day, sign autographs,
pose for pictures and a number of other fun activities.
- Is there an age limit to this event?
Attendees for the event must be at least 18 years old at the time of registration to attend.
(21 and over for Platinum Pass)
- What is the temperature in LA in March?
We always recommend that you visit weather.com for a 10-day look at the weather an proceeds from the raffle and auctions will be donated our designated charity.
A list (including pictures when available) will be posted on site as we receive them.
- Lunches were ordered in at the 2008 event, will this be a option for future events?
2008 was a special case due to the tight scheduling. Significant time will be allotted for lunch breaks, to allow attendees time for a leisurely lunch at the location of their choosing. A list of eateries close to the theatre will be posted closer to the event.
- Is video taping or photography allowed during the panels?
Video taping is absolutely forbidden at all times during the event, with the exception of official and press taping. Flash photography is allowed both before and after the panels. NON-flash photography only while the panels are in progress.
- I want to help out, how do I volunteer?
Information on volunteering will be available in a few weeks.
Code of Conduct:
The safety and welfare of our guests and attendee's hold top priority during the duration
of this event. Anyone behaving in a manner that is inappropriate, blatantly disrespectful or abusive to either our special guests or their fellow attendees will be ejected from
the remainder of the event and no refund of registration given. Security officers will be available if assistance is needed.