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SIMA AWARDS


                                          

 

SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) is an annual global documentary competition and traveling series catalyzing creative works of visual storytelling that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. 

SIMA 2017 is OPEN FOR ENTRIES: Sep 7 - October 27, 2018

Filmmakers & Changmakers submit your films to the 7th annual Social Impact Media Awards. FINALISTS receive entry in the SIMA Collection and Traveling Series | WINNERS receive prizes worth $500 - $1000. 

SUBMIT HERE: http://simaawards.org/submit/

 

AWARDS

Limited to two persons, one of whom must be the credited Director who exercised directorial control, and the other of whom must have a Producer/Director credit.
 
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARDS
Best Feature 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 | Creative Activism
 
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 |  Impact

 

ELIGIBILITY

Films must be completed between October 2017 and September 2018 to be eligible for entry. Each title is permitted to enter once to SIMA. Titles that have entered in the past are not permitted to enter into the competition in subsequent years. Each entry may be submitted by only one individual or organization. If the film is a co-production, the entrant assumes full responsibility for notifying the other co-production partners of the entry. In the event of multiple entries for the same film, copyright ownership will determine which entry is accepted. The entrant is responsible for securing and clearing all rights.

 

FORMATS

Pre-selection: Digital Video File w/password 

Exhibition: H264, MPEG, Digital Download, DVD (PAL/NTSC), Blu-ray

 

DEADLINES & FEES

Early Bird Deadline (September 7th – September 26th)
Documentary Features: $ 45 | VR: $ 45 | Documentary Shorts: $30 | Impact Videos: $20
Regular Deadline (September 27th – October 10th)
Documentary Features: $ 50 | VR: $ 50 | Documentary Shorts: $35 | Impact Videos: $25
Late Deadline (October 11th – October 26th)
Documentary Features: $60 | VR: $ 60 | Documentary Shorts: $45 | Impact Videos: $35
 

 

SUBMIT HERE: http://simaawards.org/submit/


The SIMA Collection

 

The SIMA Collection is a uniquly curated catalogue and distribution platform comprising the best global impact cinema from our annual awards. 

EXPLORE the SIMA Collection here: http://simacollection.com/

 


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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Festival
Festival presentation: 

SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) is an annual global documentary competition, traveling series and collection, catalyzing creative works of visual storytelling that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 

SIMA 2015 is OPEN FOR ENTRIES: Sep 8 - October 27, 2014

Filmmakers & Changmakers submit your films to the 3rd annual Social Impact Media Awards. FINALISTS receive entry in the SIMA Collection and Traveling Series | WINNERS receive prizes worth $500 - $1000. The SIMA 2015 WINNERS SCREENING takes place in Los Angeles in March 2015.

SUBMIT HERE: http://simaawards.org/submit/

AWARDS

Main Category Awards DOCUMENTARY FEATURE & SHORT:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST EDITING

BEST SOUND EDITING

Jury PRIZES for DOCUMENTARY FILMS

TRANSPARENCY

STYLISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

LENS TO ACTION

ETHOS

Jury PRIZES for IMPACT VIDEOS

INNOVATION

IMPACT

 

ELIGIBILITY

Films must be completed between Jan 2013 and October 2014 to be eligible for entry. Each title is permitted to enter once to the SIMA Awards. Titles that have entered in the past are not permitted to enter into the competition in subsequent years. Each entry may be submitted by only one individual or organization. If the film is a co-production, the entrant assumes full responsibility for notifying the other co-production partners of the entry. In the event of multiple entries for the same film, copyright ownership will determine which entry is accepted. The entrant is responsible for securing and clearing all rights.

FORMATS

Pre-selection: Digital Video File w/password 

Exhibition: Digital Download, DVD (PAL/NTSC), Blu-ray

DEADLINES & FEES

Early Bird - (September 8th – September 25th) Doc Features: $ 20 | Doc Shorts: $15

Regular - (September 26h – October 9th) Doc Features: $ 25 | Doc Shorts: $20

Late - (October 10th - October 27th) Doc Features: $ 30 | Doc Shorts: $25  

 

SUBMIT HERE: http://simaawards.org/submit/

Festival Logo: 
Social Impact Media Awards - SIMA 2015
Theme: 
Documentary
Human Rights
Independent
International
Category/Format: 
Documentaries
Festival Info
Next Festival Dates: 
03/13/2015
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
No
Film call for entry start day: 
09/08/2014
Film call for entry deadline: 
10/27/2014
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Daniela Kon
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Maria Sosyan
Festival Press Contact Email: 
Festival Commercial Contact Email: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 

SIMA 2015 - CALL FOR ENTRIES !!!

FILMMAKERS & CHANGEMAKERS submit your films to the 3rd annual Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

SIMA's global documentary competition and traveling series honors eye-opening impact films from around the world that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation. 

ENTRY CATEGORIES

International DOCUMENTARY FEATURES and SHORTS that provide deeper insight into the realities of global development, global activism, and the human condition, as well as IMPACT VIDEOS that illuminate “How Impact Works”, capturing the process behind innovative development, education, and social justice initiatives.

DEADLINES

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: September 25, 2014

REGULAR DEADLINE: October 9, 2014

LATE DEADLINE: October 27, 2014

 

Dedicated to advancing global awareness, social justice, human rights, and humanitarian development, SIMA catalyzes creative works of visual storytelling that exemplify excellence in their potential to inspire change.

FIND OUT MORE & SUBMIT YOUR PROJECThttp://simaawards.org/submit/

Festival Organization
Name: 
Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
Address: 
613 N West Knoll Drive
City: 
West Hollywood
State: 
California
Zip code: 
90069
Country: 
United States
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