Neil and Blandine take Singapore!

Posted on 29 Nov, 2018

Attending the 29th Singapore International Film Festival...

The Dar­win Film Soci­ety have two esteemed rep­re­sen­ta­tives at SGIFF this year: Blan­dine Ruf­fo (Fes­ti­val Man­ag­er, Dar­win Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val) and Neil Lud­vigsen (Chair, Dar­win Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val Pro­gram­ming Com­mit­tee and long-time mem­ber of Deckchair Pro­gram­ming Com­mit­tee). Both are big-time cinephiles!

But hang on… What’s that? Fes­ti­val Man­ag­er? Yes! Everyone’s favourite Ops Man­ag­er James Park­er has tak­en up the man­tle of DFS Gen­er­al Man­ag­er and has hit the ground run­ning, but we decid­ed DIFF had become such a large beast on the eve of it’s 10th year that this project need­ed its own Man­ag­er.

Blan­dine has done incred­i­ble work pro­duc­ing the SPARK Film Ini­tia­tive these past 2 years, and we’re delight­ed to announce she has accept­ed the posi­tion of DIFF Fes­ti­val Man­ag­er. Con­grats Blan­dine and well deserved!

A perk of the job involves trav­el to Sin­ga­pore Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val, to get a glimpse of what’s hot with regard to new cin­e­ma in our region! We’re very jeal­ous of Neil and Blan­dine swan­ning about, soak­ing up cin­e­ma — and the odd glass of fine it looks like!

Can’t wait to hear about the films they come across and the peo­ple they meet. We antic­i­pate a fan­tas­tic DIFF next year!