SIMA is a non-profit impact media agency.
We celebrate, curate and distribute documentaries + creative media projects that advance positive social change and support content creators, activists, educators and changemakers worldwide.
Each year, the annual SIMA Awards honor the best documentaries and VR experiences from 140 countries around the globe that stand out in their creativity, integrity, and merit to inspire social change.
SIMA X is our year-round community screening program where we make our handpicked catalog of films available to grassroots activists, organizations and festivals across 26 countries.
SIMA Classroom is the “Netflix of social impact education”, featuring our best short documentaries and VR experiences, along with action-based lesson plans that take students to the front-lines of the SDG’s and todays global issues.
With a network of over 2000 content creators in 140 countries, 42,000 students accessing our education resources, approximately 50 screening events, 7,000+ digital film viewings, and 4,000+ action kits delivered to audiences per year, SIMA is the most renowned global curator in the social impact space, serving the independent arts, social justice and academic industries around the world.
Since, 2012, the annual SIMA AWARDS have set new standards of integrity and creativity in social impact storytelling, honoring outstanding media from 140 countries that defy traditional narratives and challenge the status quo.
Our year-round DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS: SIMA X and SIMA Classroom reach communities across 31 countries, fostering empathy, tolerance and cross-cultural understanding by utilizing the power of award-winning media with high-impact engagement opportunities that transform audiences into agents of change.
Our Fiscal Sponsorship services enable creators to raise funds that are tax deductible in the US in any stage of development, production, distribution or campaign.
We accept applications for all creative projects and from all independent producers, innovators, media artists and filmmakers actively working to advance positive social change.
We have worked at the intersection of human rights and impact media for over a decade, building relationships with community leaders and organizations on every continent, developing engagement strategies and platforms that serve as catapults for creative projects to create change.
We live by the rules of “responsible impact through creativity” and offer consulting services to projects in all stages from ideation to execution. Contact us to discuss your project/ timeline/ budget.
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We support creative changemakers around the globe and elevate their projects to inspire empathy and critical thinking, to offer antidotes to prejudice, springboards for community activism, and a mending force to our socio-political climate.