The Troublemakers Film Project

The Troublemakers Film Project is a new initiative that brings young LGBT2Q+ filmmakers together to create a series of mini-documentary portraits on change-making seniors.

The VQFF is working on a project with Reel Youth to pair aspiring youth filmmakers with troublemakers ages 55+ to create video portraits of individuals who have survived and thrived, and whose stories need to be told.

Youth learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a short film, to work creatively with a small group of their peers, and to help tell the stories of elders in their community, at no cost to themselves. Open to all levels of experience, this project involves mentoring young filmmakers as well as creating projects that highlight the history and legacy of our community.

The films will be featured in a spotlight at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, as well as submitted to the Reel Youth Film Festival and Out in Schools. The films will also be distributed on, YouTube, and the Reel Youth website.

Stay tuned to the 2016 Vancouver Queer Film Festival for the premiere of these documentaries!