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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.