A great year on the DOC-BC board

Last December I was asked to become a member of the board at DOC-BC. Over the years I’ve had the chance to work with many amazing doc filmmakers and know these folks give it all for their craft. So, when an opportunity presented itself to be part of an organization that works to support this community it made sense to jump on it.

After a year of helping with DOC-BC’s communications efforts and playing a role in helping develop the organization’s programs and build its member base, I have decided to stay on. My fellow board members are great, I had a lot of fun, and feel like our momentum is really starting to build.

DOC-BC Board 2015

The best part of being involved with DOC is all of the great workshops and screenings we hold throughout the year. Here are a couple of my favourites from 2015:

2016 is going to be even better if our first event is any indication. A packed house for A Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer, director of the Oscar nominated The Act of Killing. Hearing him speak and screening his new film, The Look of Silence (also up for an Oscar) was really incredibly moving. An incredible artist.

DOC-BC Guest Joshua Oppenheimer

I look forward to seeing current members, and meeting new ones, at our events throughout the year. If you’re not already part of DOC, find out more about the organization, and join us.

“The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the collective voice of independent documentary makers across Canada. DOC is the premier organization for Canadian documentary advocacy, analyzing policy, conducting insightful research and speaking up at all levels of government to help Canadian documentary flourish. The BC chapter focuses on the local character and needs of its membership, with professional development, mentorship programs, workshops and networking events for documentary producers.”

– Sean