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We’re always looking to welcome like-minded individuals into the SIMA family

SIMA Preselection Committee

The SIMA 2021 Preselection Committee is now open! Please apply here.

Screen up to 100 documentary films (features/ shorts) submitted to the annual Social Impact Media Awards. Film access, evaluation metrics and judging/ review sheets will be provided.

WHEN: September 8th – December 3rd

BENEFITS: in addition to receiving a Certificate and joining a committee of impact-cinephiles you’ll have the chance to gain exclusive insight into eye-opening, global, independent documentary filmmaking that explores the state of our contemporary world.

REQUIREMENTS: You must have a strong interest in human rights, social justice and social innovation and study or work in documentary film, journalism, international development or communications.

SIMA Intern in LA / or Virtual

Our current internship programs include communications, social media, design, editing, and film program outreach, with a minimum 3 month commitment. SIMA Interns get to develop their own impact projects and receive mentorship from SIMA’s Executive Staff. Email your resume and cover letter to

SIMA Ambassador

Join SIMA Ambassadors in 26 countries and bring your community together to watch mind-blowing films about the social issues you care about. Learn more and apply here.