About

Board of Directors

The SAW Video board of directors consists of 3-12 members, each elected for three-year terms. Elections are held annually at the members’ annual general meeting. Board members may serve consecutive terms but must stand for re-election by the membership.

Board Member Profiles

  • Kerry Campbell, Chair

    Kerry Campbell is a video artist and a 2001 graduate of SAW Video's (former) youth program. She currently works for Elections Canada and lives in Hull.  Campbell is a VJ and a DJ best known for her solar-powered parties and electronic experiments.

  • Jith Paul, Vice President

    Jith Paul is a producer, director, cinematographer and editor of several award-winning short films, documentaries and music videos. Jith is a graduate of the television broadcasting program at Algonquin College and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He was a member of the festival jury for the 2012 One World Film Festival. Jith is the owner and president of Treepot Media Inc. and a founder of the Ottawa Indie Fest, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to recognize, promote and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing independent Ottawa, Canadian and international films and filmmakers.

  • Jacques Ménard, Treasurer

    Independent producer and director of documentary films for many years, Jacques Ménard was also a producer and Deputy Head of French Program (Documentary) at the National Film Board of Canada (1995-2002). Films he produced have been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Le Festival des films du monde de Montreal, HotDocs! as well as the Leipzig and Nyon documentary festivals. In 2005, The Recipe Diaries, his latest documentary as director, won Gold at the World Food Media Awards in Australia. With Les Productions des collines Inc., he has produced Ma Part manquante for Télé-Québec’s “Questions de société” series and Arctic Hip Hop for Global Television’s “Global Currents” strand.

    As a volunteer, Jacques Ménard has been deeply involved in the film and television milieu including a six-year run on the board and executive of the Documentary Organization of Canada. He has served on the board of the Canadian Film Institute, the Summer Film Institute and the Ottawa-Gatineau Film and Television Office. He also teaches part-time at both La Cité collégiale and the University of Ottawa.

  • Monique Fuller, Secretary

    Originally from Montreal, Monique Fuller has called Ottawa home for over ten years. She currently works full time as an administrator at a local non-profit and is a community Arts organizer.  As a film/video programmer, Monique has worked on several local film festivals and projects. She also hosts a spoken word program on CKCU.

  • Eric Archambault

    Eric Archambault studied architecture at Carleton University, and went on to complete his master’s degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art located just outside of Detroit, Michigan.  He recently completed a Documentary Production course at Algonquin College, and is currently working on an independent documentary project based on the urbanization of LeBreton Flats.  Eric began his teaching career with 3 years of contract teaching stints at various architecture and technical schools in Lahti and Oulu, Finland.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism in Ottawa, where he teaches second and third year undergraduate design studios focused on revitalizing the residual urban spaces of the city. Additional experience includes a 3 year stint as a member of the United Church of Canada’s Architecture Resource Group, a team which provides guidance to congregations across Canada looking to renew their church facilities.

  • Andrew Hall

    Andrew Hall recently spent 15 years as a corporate videographer and writer for the Bank of Canada. Before that he spent 20 years as a print and broadcast journalist in Ottawa, the Arctic and the Maritimes. Since fall 2013, Andrew has been setting up his own production company. On a personal note, he is a grandfather with 8 grandkids. Andrew and his wife, Eliora live in a housing co-op in Sandy Hill.

  • Byron Pascoe

    Byron practices law at Ottawa’s entertainment law boutique, Edwards PC, Creative Law (www.edwardslaw.ca) helping creators of animated and live-action television and films, games, digital media, software, music and publications. In between his undergrad in business (Wilfrid Laurier University) and law school (University of Windsor), Byron produced TV and new media productions. During law school, he co-founded Charter Project (www.JoinTheDiscussion.ca), a national education initiative about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  • Pavel Pavlov

    Pavel Pavlov holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in art history and visual art from Université Laval and is carrying out post-doctoral studies at McGill University. His work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Leonard and Bina Ellen gallery (2008), the SBC gallery as part of the Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2009), Optica (2011), the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2013), La Mirage (2015).  He currently teaches at UQO’s L’Ecole Multidisciplinaire de l'Image in Gatineau.

  • Sifiso Nkosinathi Nobela

    Sifiso holds an international diploma in film direction from Center for Research in Art of Film and Television in India. He’s a skilled photographer, director and producer with seven years’ experience. He founded the Mpumalanga International Film Festival (MIFF) in South Africa in 2013 with an aim of providing a platform for the industry to grow and local artists to express themselves. Prior to MIFF, he worked as a film and video manager at the Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation in the Film Office focusing on funding for film, scriptwriting and directing. His film credits include working as location manager for a feature film, Liphutsa Lami, which was screened on Dstv’s Mzansi Magic. Sifiso has been a SAW Video member since 2016. 

  • Renuka Bauri

    Renuka Bauri has a B.A. (Honours) in Film Studies and English Language and Literature, as well as an M.A. in Film Studies from Carleton University where she focused on film philosophy and music. Renuka is currently the Communications and Advocacy Director for CARFAC National, the Canadian Artist’s Representation - a non-profit organization that advocates for artist’s rights and works to promote visual arts in Canada.  Renuka sits on the board of the Media Arts Network of Ontario, volunteers for the Mirror Mountain Film Festival jury and is currently an active member of SAW Video’s Fundraising committee. 

 

Board Committees

Board committees are comprised of board members, staff, general members, and sometimes also non-members with a particular interest or expertise. Committees report to the SAW Video board of directors. Members of SAW Video are encouraged to contribute to the livelihood of the organization through active participation in committees.

Communications Committee

The communications committee guides the centre on marketing, promotions and member communications.

Human Resources Committee

The human resources committee makes policy recommendations about human resources and personnel matters.

Equipment Committee

The equipment committee identifies equipment priorities and makes recommendations about technology directions, acquisitions, and policy related to members’ access.

Programming Committee

The programming committee makes recommendations about the organization’s artistic programming calendar and actively supports programming initiatives. It also sometimes participates in the artist selection process for initiatives such as commissioning programs, members’ screenings, and SAW Video’s annual recommendations to the Ontario Arts Council for its Exhibition Assistance grant program.

Workshop Committee

The workshop committee makes recommendations about the organization’s workshop programming.

Fundraising Committee

The fundraising committee makes recommendations about annual fundraising strategies and actively participates in fundraising initiatives.

Video Archiving/Preservation Committee

The video archiving/preservation committee makes recommendations to ensure the maintenance of SAW Video’s media archives and the preservation of artists’ work.

 


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