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Surrey Takes a Stand Against Bullying

2012 Stop Bullying Film Contest Winners with Mayor Watts

February 29, 2012

Surrey – Surrey students were honoured at a special event today as Mayor Dianne Watts proclaimed Anti-bullying Day and presented the awards for Surrey’s first Anti-bullying film contest.

Last month, the City of Surrey, RCMP and CUPE Local 402 launched a new youth film contest focusing on how or why we must put an end to bullying at school, at home and in the workplace. Students between the ages of 14 and 18 were invited to submit a 30-second or 60-second film on this topic.

Top entries:

Junior Student Category (ages 14-15):

Team Name: People Against Discrimination (from Johnson Heights Secondary)
Film Title: The Liberation Project

  • Anthony Hope: Director
  • Yang Zhang: Actor
  • Miranda Primavera: Actor
  • Breanna Kennedy: Actor
  • Christian Janda: Actor
  • Claire Chupik: Actor/ Filmographer
  • Chong Park: Editor
  • Qigi Li: Musician

Senior Student Category (ages 16-18):

Team Name: Guildford Park Secondary
Film Name: Downfall

  • Karsten Caparas: Director/ Video Editor
  • Katrina Ingal: Co-Director Actress
  • Maria Beatriz Venzon: Sound Director /Actress
  • Victor Pham: Actor
  • Francis Sumaculub: Actor
  • Nathalia Lee: Actress
  • Isaac Cave: Actor
  • Nisar Ahmed: Actress
  • Sandy Lam: Actress

“Surrey’s film contest was a great opportunity for us to engage our youth and raise awareness about bullying and the devastating effect it can have on people,” says Mayor Dianne Watts. “We have some very talented young filmmakers in our city and the students produced creative and thoughtful videos that contained very powerful messages about the serious problem of bullying.”

Mayor Watts was one of four judges on the panel, which included Squire Barnes (Global TV BC), Buffy Cornell (Bluewave), Brady Dahmer (Projecting Change Film Festival).

The top entries will be profiled on Global TV and Shaw TV, and the teams will receive guided tours of a working television program, courtesy of North Shore Studios, and the Global TV BC studio.

The winning videos will be screened in front of over 1,200 students at the 2012 ‘Projecting Change Film Festival’ to be held from April 17th to 22nd in Vancouver, and the top entries in each category will receive tickets to the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival.

For more information, please visit: www.surrey.ca/stopbullying

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Media Contact:

Tara Foslien
Senior Communications Specialist
Office of the Mayor
604.375.4584

Cpl. Drew Grainger
RCMP Media Relations Unit
604.599.7776