The sixth annual Social Impact Media Awards program has called for submissions to it 2018 contest in the categories of feature documentaries, short documentaries, and virtual reality and 360 films.
SIMA 2018 is seeking “original, wise, brave, eye-opening and creative productions that increase the awareness of viewers to global issues, to the resilience of humans facing deprivation, to the politics and movements of human rights, environmental and social justice, and to efforts and agents of change worldwide.” They’re particularly interested in issues relating to UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, transparency and sustainability in the global development sector, everyday stories of individuals and culture, campaignng files to raise awareness and call audiences to action, and examples of social engagement and activism.
“In 2017 we marched in some of the largest protests in history, held hands through disaster and recovery, and continue to witness game-changing political,environmental and cultural shifts around the globe,” said SIMA Executive Director Daniela Kon. “The annual SIMA Awards are here to honor those who capture these moments, bringing us face to face with some of the most thought-provoking perspectives through the power of film.”
The contest’s early bird submision deadline is September 26, regular submission close October 10, and late submissions close October 27.