Social Impact Media Awards

SIMA // Social Impact Media Awards

8th edition

Sep 06 - Oct 25, 2021
Estimated
West Hollywood, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Special contest (no festival)
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Culture, Environmental, Human rights, LGBT, Nature, Social issues, Transgender, Urban, War

Mission / description The 6th annual SIMA Awards celebrate eye-opening impact cinema that exemplifies excellence in its potential to inspire social change. Each year, films are selected from over 140 countries around the world, competing for honors, cash prizes, media features, distribution opportunities, and entry into SIMA’s signature film programs. Finalists will be announced on January 9, 2018 and Winners on February 7, 2018.

SIMA is looking for original, wise, brave, eye-opening and creative productions that increase the awareness of viewers to global issues, to the resilience of humans facing deprivation, to the politics and movements of social justice, and to efforts and agents of change worldwide. Entry Categories include: Feature Documentaries, Short Documentaries, Virtual Reality (VR) Films, and Impact Videos, capturing global innovations and creative advocacy.

AWARD CATEGORIES
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARDS
Best Documentary | Best Director | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Editing
VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) AWARDS
Best VR Experience | Best Director | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Experience
DOCUMENTARY SHORT AWARDS
Best Short Documentary | Best Director | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Editing
IMPACT VIDEO AWARDS
Humanitas | Impact
DOCUMENTARY JURY PRIZES
Transparency | Stylistic Achievement | Ethos | Lens to Action
VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) JURY PRIZES
Immersive Impact | Experimental Advocacy | Journalistic Achievement
IMPACT VIDEO JURY PRIZES
Innovation | Creative Impact
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Festival website http://simaawards.org/

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