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Showcasing social justice films that break barriers and create impactful change

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Sundar Prize Film Festival

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About the Film Festival

The Sundar Prize Film Festival is an international film awards competition with $17,000 CAD in cash prizes for the winning films.  The festival has a focus on the following themes:

  • Human Rights

  • Immigrants and Refugees

  • Social Justice Issues

  • Indigenous Peoples

  • People of Color

  • LGBTQ+ Community

  • Vulnerable and Marginalized Peoples

  • Environmental and Climate Change

  • Educational Films

Sundar Prize seeks to recognize beautiful films that uplift our world through impactful and informative storytelling about social issues that have social impact.

Film Prizes

Rogers Group of Funds Best Canadian Documentary
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$2500 CAD cash prize 

KDocsFF Emerging Filmmaker Residency Prize

Sundar Prize Film Festival

$1000 CAD cash prize.

Sher Vancouver Award for Best LGBTQ+ Film

International South Asian Film Festival

$2000 CAD cash prize

Sher Vancouver Award for Best LGBTQ+ Film

Vancouver Asian Film Festival

$1000 CAD cash prize

For more information on these awards and prizes please email

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Where cinema meets social change

Creating films that are




Screenings in School

We'd love to bring these films to your high school, college, university, or community followed by a discussion led by Sher facilitator touching upon topics such as sexuality, gender identity, & coming out.

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