SIMA is a non-profit impact media agency.
We amplify creative projects that advance positive social change and support content creators, activists, educators and changemakers worldwide.
Each year, the annual SIMA Awards champion 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 organizations, festivals, social entrepreneurs and activists across 26 countries, reaching audiences and communities around the world to catalyze change through impact cinema.
SIMA RAMA CINEMA CLUB
SIMA RAMA is our online global film club, where we stream one bold and beautiful documentary each month, host a live podcast with filmmakers, experts and activists, and give members (so far in 31 countries) the chance to watch, learn and find unique ways to take action for each film’s cause.
SIMA Classroom is the “Netflix” for social impact education, featuring the best short documentaries and VR experiences, along with project-based lesson plans that take students to the front-lines of 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, SIMA RAMA 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.
AMPLIFY OUR WORK
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.