In February 2012 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria (BGC) 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 into an annual event.
2019 marked Victoria’s 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.
Spread the Love Film Festival
The 2023 Film Festival took place on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at l’école Victor-Brodeur.
2023 marked the first year back due to Covid with an in-person event, and although there was a couple years missed, it was still quite the success! There were 8 video submissions and the 10th annual film festival took place on February 22, 2023 at l’école Victor-Brodeur.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2023 WINNERS!
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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