Troublemakers 4.0 || Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Troublemakers 4.0 is an inter-generational film project sponsored by the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Reel Youth, and Love Intersections.
Aspiring young filmmakers are paired with LGBTQ2+ ‘Troublemakers’ who are changemakers in the LGBTQ2+ community.
Inter-generational relationships are important and this project offers the folks participating the opportunity to learn from each other as they create impactful documentaries together.
This is my 3rd year capturing the behind the scenes action and portraits of the participants.
It is wonderful to witness their relationships and the films they create together are beautiful.
The films will be shown at the 31st Vancouver Queer Film Festival on August 18th, 2019.
Click HERE to view last year’s films. I will update with the new films after their screening.

I love capturing the friendships that develop during this wonderful project.

The 2019 Troublemakers 4.0

My summer vacation - by belle ancell

Actually, there wasn't a summer vacation. However, there was a lot of love beginning with my first wedding of the season officiated by Sister Festivus Illuminata (pictured below).
The intimate wedding of Jennifer & Jocelyn was the first wedding ceremony ever performed in Canada by a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. The Sisters are a worldwide 21st Century order of Queer Nuns who's lifelong vow is to spread universal joy and erase stigmatic guilt.

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East Side Pride

I knew it was going to be a joyous and colourful day at Vancouver Pride's East Side Pride event. This was my first time attending the event and I spent most of my time flirting and reuniting with folks I hadn't seen in awhile. Here's a few shots I did get in between the festivities.

  

Please visit my personal work website for more LGBT portraits. belleancell.com