BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The WFG's Board of Directors is a governance board. It oversees the structure, operation and overall health of the entire WFG, including the Cinematheque, Distribution Centre and Production Centre. It maintains the WFG's Bylaws and ensures that sufficient infrastructure is available to support the mandate of the organization.
At each AGM, three directors are elected to the Board by qualified production centre members, for three year terms. As the Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run organization, our Board must be principally comprised of practicing filmmakers and video artists.
Only Winnipeg Film Group general members are eligible to run for director positions up for election at the AGM. Only Winnipeg Film Group general members who have been members for at least 60 days are eligible to vote at the AGM.
In addition to the total nine elected director positions, there are three director positions appointed directly by the Board of Directors. All vacancies are filled by via appointment by the Board of Directors.
All directors can remain on the Board for up to two consecutive terms, or six consecutive years. Directors must step off the Board for a minimum of one year before being eligible to become a Board director again. The only exception is the immediate Past President, who may remain on the Board as a full voting member for one additional consecutive year. The immediate Past President is an unelected position.
2012 - 2013 Directors
Jennifer Bisch (Curator and Filmmaker) - President & Chair, Executive Committee (to June 11, 2013)
Hersh Seth (Producer and Filmmaker) - Vice President (to June 11, 2013); Interim President & Chair, Executive Committee (from June 12, 2013)
Connie Wachsmann (Script Supervisor) - Secretary & Chair, Community Engagement Committee
Cheryl Grewar (CA) - Treasurer & Chair, Finance Committee
Ryan Simmons (Filmmaker) - Chair, Board Development Committee; Interim Vice President (from June 12, 2013)
Michelle Finley (Communications specialist)