SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARDS (SIMA)
The annual SIMA Awards celebrate the best impact documentaries from around the world that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation.
SIMA 2016 IS CLOSED FOR ENTRIES
ENTRY CATEGORIES & PRIZES
DOCUMENTARIES (FEATURES & SHORTS)
We award filmmakers and changemakers who harness the power of documentary storytelling to raise important questions about the state of our contemporary world, providing deeper insights into the politics of global development, global activism, and the human condition.
*Finalists gain entry into the SIMA Collection + Traveling Series.
*Jury Prizes worth up to $1000 per category.
IMPACT VIDEOS (INNOVATIONS & CREATIVE IMPACT)
SIMA champions unique development, social justice and education initiatives whose video productions capture the processes behind innovative impact programs, as well as creative awareness videos that ignite critical consciousness of current social issues. NOTE: We do not accept videos geared towards brand advertising or fundraising.
*Finalists gain entry into the SIMA Classroom Catalogue
*Jury Prizes worth $500 per category.
SIMA’s JURY consists of award-winning media industry leaders, educators, film and humanitarian professionals who select winners for each award category and jury prize. Films are judged on their potential to ignite critical consciousness through concept, direction, integrity and creativity, and their ability to inspire awareness, dialogues, actions, and best practices through storytelling for progressive social change.
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARDS
Best Feature Documentary | Best Director | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Editing
DOCUMENTARY SHORT AWARDS
Best Short Documentary | Best Director | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Editing
JURY PRIZES – DOCUMENTARY @<$1000
Transparency | Stylistic Achievement | Ethos | Lens to Action
IMPACT VIDEO AWARDS
Humanitas | Creative Activism
JURY PRIZES – IMPACT VIDEO @<$500
Innovation | Impact