Spread the Love Film Festival 2024

In February 2012, BGC South Vancouver Island (formally Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria), in conjunction with members of Victoria’s Community Centre Network (CCN), launched a film festival contest designed to engage local youth and teens in educating their peers and the wider community about the negative impact of bullying.  Due to the tremendous success of this event and support from local organizations and community partners, the CCN decided to make this an annual event.

2019 marked the 8th Annual Anti-Bullying Film Festival and a name change for the festival to Spread the Love Film Festival. The name change was made in hopes that youth would begin thinking about ways to spread kindness and love both in their film submissions and in their daily lives.

2023 was the first year back due to Covid with an in-person event. Although there were a few years without the festival, it was still quite a success! There were 8 video submissions, which can be seen below.

11th Annual
Spread the Love Film Festival

The 11th Annual Spread the Love Film Festival is on again this year, happening on February 28th, 2024. It will be located at L’école Victor Brodeur school (637 Head Street).

If you have a wonderful video idea and are interested in submitting a video, here’s the info you need to know!

  • Videos should try to be under one minute in length and should address the topic of “spreading the love.” The videos should be saved in a .AVI, .MOV, or .MPEG format.
  • The contest is open to any youth living in the Greater Victoria area up to 18 years of age. We ask that adults limit their involvement in this video-making and editing process as this is a youth film festival.
  • There are two options for video submission, either on a USB flash drive or online through DropBox (instructions below).
  • All video submissions must include an attached registration package and should be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, February 23rd, 2024.

Where to drop off USB’s:

  • Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre (2275 Quadra St.)

Attn: Travis Chater

  • BGC South Vancouver Island (301-1195 Esquimalt Rd.)

Attn: Cass Coombs

How to Upload & Share in DropBox:

  1. Either log in or sign up for an account at dropbox.com located on the top right of the site.
  2. You’ll choose which package you’d like (basic, or a 30 day free trial). You’ll also have to verify your email address before you are able to share your video.
  3. Once your video is complete, you’ll upload it to your DropBox account. The recommended quality of video is either Standard Definition (720 x 486 or 480 pixels) or in High Definition (1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 pixels).
  4. After your video is uploaded, you’ll want to click the “share” button. This is where you’ll put in the email ccoombs@bgcsvi.org. Your video will then be uploaded to BGCSVI’s DropBox.
  5. Registration packages can be emailed to Travis at tchater@victoria.ca and must be completed.

Please read through the registration package for more information.

CCN looks forward to seeing your creations come to life on the screen; happy filming!

Spread the Love Registration Package 2024





Grade 5 & Under Category

Winner: Bullies Are Rising – Burnside Gorge

Runner Up: Munkye Pants (wear your helmet!) – Fairfield

Grade 6-8 Category

Winner: Anti-Bully Man – Oaklands

Runner Up: Things You Can Love – Fairfield

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