The winners of the Sundar Prize are announced in Surrey, British Columbia in June 2024.

Shortlisted submissions will be submitted to a jury that will watch, rank, and score the films.


Films released within the last two years after December 25, 2020 are eligible for the following cash prizes in Canadian dollars:

• Best Feature Film – $5000
• Best Documentary – $2500
• Best Short Film – $1500
• Best Animation – $1000
• Best Student Film – $500

KDocsFF Filmmaker Residency Prize – $1000


The winners will also receive:

• Official Laurel for the winners, finalists, and official selections
• Digital Certificate for the winners
• Letter of Congratulations for the winners
• Trophy mailed to the winners


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


Official Selections are shortlisted by a jury from all the films submitted.

Out of the official selections, five films in each category that rank and score the highest by the jury become a Finalist.

Of those finalists, one Award Winner is selected in each category by a separate independent jury.


Alumni of the Sundar Prize can request a full fee waiver code by emailing if they have previously been an official selection, finalist, or winner.