The 9th annual SIMA Awards celebrates eye-opening impact cinema that exemplifies excellence in its potential to inspire social change. Each year, films are selected from over 140 countries around the world, competing for honors, cash prizes, media features, distribution opportunities, and entry into SIMA’s signature film programs. Finalists will be announced on January 12, 2021 and Winners on February 10, 2021.

Limited to two persons, one of whom must be the credited Director who exercised directorial control, and the other of whom must have a Producer/Director credit.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARDS
Best Feature Documentary | Best Director | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Editing

VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) + 360 AWARDS
Best VR Experience | Best Director | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Experience

DOCUMENTARY SHORT AWARDS
Best Short Documentary | Best Director | Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Sound Editing

IMPACT VIDEO AWARDS
Humanitas | Impact

DOCUMENTARY JURY PRIZES
Transparency | Stylistic Achievement | Ethos | Lens to Action

VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) + 360 JURY PRIZES
Immersive Impact | Experimental Advocacy | Journalistic Achievement

IMPACT VIDEO JURY PRIZES
Innovation | Creative Activism

PRODUCTION COMPANIES AWARD

Creative Impact

IMPACT MEDIA FUNDERS (CORPORATE SPONSORS + FOUNDATIONS / GRANT-MAKERS) AWARDS

Catalyst | Vanguard

Films must be completed between October 2019 and September 2020 to be eligible for entry. Please make sure to read the Rules and Regulations before submitting and complete the ENTRY FORM for your submission category here: https://simaawards.org/submit/

To complete your registration to SIMA 2021 we REQUIRE 3 (three) film stills to be sent to: submit@simaawards.org

IF YOU APPLY VIA FilmFreeway
All FilmFreeway submitters must complete a second entry found here: https://simaawards.org/submit/ on the SIMA Awards website as we require downloadable film files and additional information. You will be sent a waiver to prevent duplicate entry fees.

THANK YOU!