The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)


Filmmakers and activists can submit videos that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation.

The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is accepting entries for its international documentary and educational media competition and showcase, funded by documentary companies and human rights organizations.

The categories are feature documentaries, short documentaries, virtual reality (VR) films, impact videos (innovations and creative advocacy) and production companies.

Feature documentaries must be a minimum of 40 minutes, shorts less than 40 minutes, VR less than 20 minutes in length and impact videos 2 to 20 minutes long.

Films must have been completed between October 2021 and September 2022. Non-English language documentaries and educational impact videos must be subtitled in English.

Winners in each category will receive cash prizes, media features and distribution opportunities.

The early deadline is Sept. 16. The regular deadline is Sept. 30. The late deadline is Oct. 7. The entry fee starts at US$20.