The Sundar Prize is an international film awards competition with over $10,000 in cash prizes for the Top 5 films in the select categories.

The winners are announced in June 2024, and the winning films will be screened at the iconic, landmark Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall in Surrey, British Columbia over two back-to-back days before a live audience.

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

Films with any theme are welcome but we encourage filmmakers who showcase the following communities and causes:

Human Rights
Immigrants and Refugees
Social Justice Issues
Indigenous Communities
People of Colour
LGBTQ+ Community
Vulnerable and Marginalized Peoples
Environmental and Climate Change
Educational Films

Sundar means “beautiful” in Sanskrit which is the ancient language of India and related to Greek and Latin.


The Sundar Prize Film Festival is a project of the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society.

Sher Vancouver is a registered charity in Canada that was originally founded as a social welfare group supporting LGBTQ+ South Asians in 2008. Our mission and mandate have since grown to include all friends, families, and allies in our community who need our help. For more information https://www.shervancouver.com/