Jane Schoettle most recently worked for several decades as an International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival®, responsible for programming films from Australia, New Zealand and Israel, as well as American independent cinema. She has also programmed extensively for festivals in Miami, Aspen and Palm Springs, in addition to having served on numerous international juries in Europe, South America and South Asia. She was also most recently the Producer of TIFF’s International Filmmaker Lab and TIFF Writer’s Studio, and the Filmmaker Retreats at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and has herself participated in numerous filmmaker labs as a mentor and speaker. She has spoken extensively internationally on the subject of of ‘Festival Strategies for Independent Film’.