Canton Film Fest

72 short films / 20 filmmakers / April 26-28

Canton Film strives to recognize and support the often-overlooked creative community of Northeast Ohio by providing educational resources, networking, and opportunities to showcase the work of independent artists and filmmakers.

Sponsor Shout-Out: The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

Well, there only one day to go before Canton Film Festival 2014 is upon us, and I think we've got one last major sponsor to thank: The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation.

The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation began its mission of conservation by giving out its first grants in the 1990s, but its legacy goes back much further. The story starts in the late 1800s, when businessman William H Hoover moved his tannery business to Maple Street in New Berlin, now known as North Canton. As that business grew, Hoover adapted that business to meet the needs of the changing population, and began building Hoover Suction Sweepers.

Fast forward through Herbert W. Hoover Sr.'s tenure as Chairman of the Board of the Hoover Company to his son's time as Chairman. Herbert W. Hoover Jr. devoted his time not only to the Company, but to various conversationalist causes, including the establishment of Biscayne National Park in Florida to protect the environment there. He, along with the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, have worked to prevent offshore drilling, fund scientific research on issues that may affect the environment, and create public awareness of environmental issues.

The Canton Film Fest is proud to be sponsored by the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation.

Visit Herbert W. Hoover Foundation online