Announcement | David Vaisbord Stepping Down From Chair of DOC BC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A devoted member of the Documentary Organization of Canada for the past 6 years, DOC BC has flourished under David Vaisbord’s leadership.

The Board of Directors of DOC BC (BC Chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada) announces Chair, David Vaisbord’s resignation. As Chair of DOC BC since 2014,  David has guided the evolution of the organization through enhanced community partnerships, expanded workshop offerings and growth outside of the Lower Mainland of Vancouver.

“We are so grateful for all that he has done in expanding avenues of opportunities for our community and applaud his commitment to this valuable organization.”

—Board of Directors ( DOC BC)

Passionate about providing the documentary community with resources, skills training, and networking opportunities, Vaisbord has been the driving force behind new initiatives such as “DOC Scholar” events, aimed at bringing university students into the documentary community. Vaisbord was also a member of the executive committee of DOC National’s board and part of the team who oversaw the hiring of DOC’s new executive director Mat Dagonas.  

“It has been a privilege to be part of DOC BC’s work and to see the organization grow and reach communities across British Columbia. If we want to strengthen the position of documentary filmmakers and filmmaking in Canada, it’s essential. I look forward to attending DOC events and continuing to support the community in any way that I can.”

—David Vaisbord, DOC BC Chair.

DOC BC will continue their championing efforts through the leadership of Chair Baljit Sangra.

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the largest professional non-profit association of independent filmmakers in Canada, with more than 850 members across the country and over 200 members in the BC Chapter. Since 1983, DOC (formerly called the CIFC/Canadian Independent Film Caucus) – has been the champion of independent documentary film and television in Canada.

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