The Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society is a registered charity for LGBTQ+ South Asians and their friends and families.  Everyone is welcome.

Sher Vancouver has a dual-purpose arts and cultural and social service organization. Sher Vancouver has a mandate to host informative and impactful film screenings and produce social justice documentary films.

Sher Vancouver is the production company behind I, Migrant.

Sher Films is a Division of the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society.

This is Sher’s third film. Sher’s first short documentary film, My Name Was January directed by Elina Gress and Lenee Son, picked up 14 awards and garnered an amazing 66 official selections at film festivals around the world in 11 countries.

Sher Vancouver’s debut feature documentary, Emergence: Out of the Shadows, directed by Vinay Giridhar garnered nearly 40 official selections at established film festivals including an Academy Award (Out On Film in Atlanta), BAFTA (Frameline in San Francisco), and five Canadian Screen Award qualifying festivals including the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Reelworld Film Festival in Toronto, and the NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival in Edmonton. The film was picked up by three television broadcasters in Canada. They are TVO, Knowledge Network, and OUTtv.

Both My Name Was January and Emergence: Out of the Shadows qualified and entered the Canadian Screen Awards!

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