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 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 30+ countries.
SIMA Academy is the “Netflix for changemakers”, featuring our best short documentaries with action-based lesson plans that take learners to the front-lines of the SDG’s and todays global issues.
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!
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.
With a network of over 2,500 content creators in 140 countries, 85,000+ 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 Academy reach communities across 50 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.
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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.