Christine Rüffert is an administrative councillor with the Senate of Culture of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and since 1988 has been seconded to do filmcultural work within the State of Bremen. Since 2009 she has been seconded to the University of Bremen to establish the Cooperation Centre for Film, co-ordinating the co-operation of academic film research with cultural institutions like communal cinemas, , museums, film archives etc.
After journalistic and educational career steps she has been occupied for most of her professional life with cinema management and festival programming. She curates primarily experimental film and queer cinema, writes on topics of film curating and mediation.
1987-1990 chairwoman and 1990 - 2007 management and programming of Kommunalkino Bremen | 1990 - 2008 member of the selection committee for the international programming of European Media Art Festival (emaf) | 1996 - 2004 assessor to the board of Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden | 2004 - 2012 member of the broadcasting board of Radio Bremen | 1993 establishing the experimental film forum „film:art“ for which she continuously has been curating and introducing programmes many of which were in co-operation with local art museums
1994 establishing of the queerfilm festival Bremen, long-term management, ongoing membership of the board and the selection committee of queerfilm e.V. | 2005 jury-member of the Teddy-Award of the Berlin Film Festival | 2014/15 assistance in drafting the plan of action against homo-, trans- and interphobia for the Federal State of Bremen.
1995 co-foundress and co-organizer ever since of the International Film Symposium, 2003 - 2014 co-editor of the assigned publication series (since 2008 also in English).