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 XR experiences from 140 countries that stand out in their creativity, integrity, and merit to inspire social change.
Our educational streaming platform features the best short documentaries from our annual awards, empowering over 100,000+ learners with the global perspectives to create a more just and sustainable future.
Our Traveling Series is a year-round community screening program where we collaborate with grassroots organizations, human rights forums and festivals across 30+ countries to showcase SIMA’s annual Finalists and Winners and support local coalition building and community projects through film events.
Our Fiscal Sponsorship program enables creators to raise funds that are tax deductible in the US in any stage of development, production, distribution, exhibition or campaign. We accept applications for all creative projects and from all independent producers, innovators, artists and filmmakers actively working to advance positive impact.
Are you a filmmaker, artist, conscious citizen or organization looking for an elegant and affordable virtual event space? We have you covered. Public or Private, invite your network to exclusive online screenings, rough-cut previews, panel discussions, fundraisers and more. Engage your community and showcase your work the way you want!
We support festivals, conferences and organizations in the curation, acquisition and asset delivery of their film programs (both virtual and in-person). With a film network that spans 140 countries we are ideally positioned to handle every aspect of your programming needs.
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 completion.
With a network of over 3000 content creators in 140 countries, 100,000+ 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 Traveling Series and SIMA Academy reach communities across 100+ countries, fostering empathy, tolerance and cross-cultural understanding by utilizing the power of award-winning media with high-impact engagement opportunities that transform students and audiences into agents of change.
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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 solution driven social change.