Aerlyn Weissman is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, best known for the award-winning 1992 film Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives, which she codirected with Lynne Fernie, and the 2002 film Little Sister's vs. Big Brother, about the longstanding censorship battle between Canada Customs and Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium, a prominent LGBT bookstore in Vancouver.
Her other films have included Fiction and Other Truths: A Film about Jane Rule, Scams, Schemes, and Scoundrels, Lost Secrets of Ancient Medicine: The Blue Buddha in Russia and The Portside, as well as episodes of the television series KinK. She was also a co-director and coproducer of the 1987 drama film A Winter Tan, alongside Louise Clark, Jackie Burroughs, John Walker and John Frizzell.
Based in Vancouver, Weissman has studied at the Centre for Digital Media and taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
She is interviewed in Matthew Hays' Lambda Literary Award-winning book The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers.