Gratitude from Jacob Smith, director of Waking the Sleeping Giant

Gratitude from Jacob Smith, director of Waking the Sleeping Giant

Jacob Smith was one of handful of filmmakers who were able to attend the festival due to the support of the Holdstock Fund and DOXA's campaign with Aeroplan.

Our audiences know that DOXA's strong emphasis on post-film Q&As and discussions with filmmakers facilitates important dialogue and a sense of community. We believe this is at the heart of our festival. We want to be able to give you a dynamic and inspiring DOXA experience year after year, and we can do it with your support.

In addition to enriching the experiences of DOXA festival attendees, it's greatly appreciated by filmmakers who are able to attend the festival. Jacob Smith, director of Waking the Sleeping Giant had this to say about his experience at the 2017 festival. 

"We wanted to offer our gratitude and appreciation for getting to be part of DOXA this year. You all put on an amazing festival, you screened a bunch of amazing films... and just generally overall DOXA was a blast...We can’t imagine a better experience and we look forward to another opportunity to visit Vancouver and to be part of DOXA (again) ...”

Learn more about the Aeroplan Campaign or Holdstock Fund.