Photo of Agata with caption: Where local meets global

Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo
Q&A  Bio 

Canada (feature films)

Hometown:
Etobicoke

Programming for the Festival since:
2006

Desert-island films:
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
L’Avventura
Take This Waltz
The Double Life of Veronique
The Wizard of Oz

Your favourite Festival programmer who is not you:
Elizabeth Muskala: she programmes great kids’ films that I can take my son to.
Piers Handling: I always look forward to his selections from Poland and Italy.

The strangest place you’ve ever watched a film:
An elevator

What do you do for the rest of the year when you aren’t programming for the Festival?
I’m a mom to two young boys (ages 1 and 5)—well, I’m a mom all year round, 24 hours a day, but in the off-season it’s all about them. I also sit on juries and do some guest speaking.

Twitter: @Agata_TIFF