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Now in our eighth year, we are so very excited to be bringing you the TROUBLEMAKERS 8.0 film program.

Aspiring young filmmakers + changemakers can participate in this FREE program to learn filmmaking skills and produce inspiring short films about LGBT2Q2s+ troublemakers. And troublemakers (roughly ages 50+) get to share their stories and strength.

All sessions for this film program will be at SFU Woodward's. We’ll premiere the films at a public screening at SFU Woodward's as well, as part of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and they will also be featured on TELUS' Optik TV streaming service and online.


In this FREE program:                                                                                 

          • Participants will create art in small intergenerational groups
          • Youth will learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a short film that helps tell
             the stories of some one who inspires them
          • Older troublemakers will mentor and inspire youth participants
          • All participants will receive a $250 honourarium
          • Everyone will have a ridiculous amount of fun!

This is an inclusive program and is open to all identities. We encourage Indigenous, immigrant, newcomer, refugee, people of colour, queer, two-spirit, trans, intersex, and gender-creative persons to apply. Up to 10 youth (ages 14-24) and 5 older participants will be selected for this unique cross-generational video project to create short documentary portraits of troublemakers, storytellers, artists, activists aged 50+.
The dates and times for Youth participants are:

May 29 - 31 :   4PM - 8PM
June 1 - 2 :   10AM - 4PM
June 7 :   4PM - 8PM
June 8 - 9 :   10AM - 4PM

The dates and times for Troublemakers are:

May 31 : 4PM - 8PM
June 1 - 2 : 10AM - 4PM
June 9 : 3PM - 4PM

Youth and senior participants will receive a $250 honourarium upon completion of the program, and highschool students can receive 30 volunteer hours for participating. 

Apply now!

In our work we strive to embody what we hope to see in the world—a just humanity and community in which people are free to be themselves fully and without fear. A community where no one is exiled or silenced because of gender, gender expression, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual/affectional orientation, age, class, physical character or disability. We believe in the power of storytelling to make connections across difference.

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