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

OPEN CALL: Join The SIMA 2024 Preselection Committee



WHO: The 12th annual international Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) honor the best documentaries and XR experiences from 140 countries that stand out in their creativity, integrity, and merit to inspire social change.

WHAT IT IS: Prior to films reaching the Awards Jury, each film enters preselection where they are screened by an expansive and diverse collective of film and industry professionals; journalists; media representatives; individuals working in human rights, social justice and innovation; and students in postsecondary education with an emphasis on any of the disciplines listed above.

Applications to join the SIMA 2024 Preselection Committee are NOW OPEN

HOW IT WORKS: If accepted, you will screen up to 100 documentary films (features/shorts) submitted to the annual Social Impact Media Awards. Film access, evaluation metrics and judging/review sheets are all provided. Your only job is to watch and rate!

WHEN: September – December 2023 (entirely virtual + screen at your own pace)

BENEFITS: In addition to joining a diverse community of professionals and receiving a certificate of completion for your CV; you’ll have the unique opportunity 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