Photo of Jane: Where highbrow meets hilarity

Jane Schoettle
Q&A  Bio 

Australia, Israel, New Zealand, USA (Independent)

Edmonton, Alberta

Programming for the Festival since:

Desert-island films:
Anything with Judy Holliday
Heist thrillers like The Thomas Crown Affair (both of them) or The Italian Job (both of them)
Rossellini's Rome, Open City
Any action movie where a lot of cars blow up—don't ask.

Which Festival programmers films do you most look forward to each year?
All of them—because although I never get to see any of their films during the Festival, I anticipate them, yearn for them,'s like 240 slots worth of cinematic foreplay.

The strangest place you've ever watched a film:
You mean, like, for work?

What do you do for the rest of the year when you aren't programming for the Festival?
Well, I try to have that one on one experience with other programmers’ films. Barring that, I read, walk my dogs, work on scripts, move to a warmer climate, and generally interfere in the lives of my friends.