Jan Selby

Jan Selby is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been screened internationally in settings ranging from film festivals and art museums to university classrooms and on Public Television. BEYOND THE DIVIDE premiered at Montana’s Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and won Best Feature Documentary at the Peace on Earth Film Festival. After a year of traveling to festivals world-wide, BEYOND THE DIVIDE was broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television, which led to national distribution by American Public Television.

Jan’s previous film, A CIRCLE AND THREE LINES, won a regional Emmy, screened at numerous film festivals including the Woodstock Film Festival and was featured in the Walker Art Center exhibit, The Reel Thing. 

Jan is the founder of Quiet Island Films where she brings her documentary and storytelling experience to projects for corporate and non-profit clients.

I interviewed Jan in front of a live audience before screening her film, which she has now made available for streaming for free on the website for 

Between the interview and Q&A segments of the podcast, you will hear musician 
Chris Koza play the title track from the film.

This conversation was the first of a new quarterly series of Creative Changemakers conversations. If you find yourself in the Twin Cities, we’d love to have you join us for our next event on July 25 with Joe Davis.

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