LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 2014
WHAT: Award-winning international documentary production and social impact agency, DEEDA Productions, announced the finalists for the second annual Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA), an international film competition and awards dedicated to showcasing exceptional documentary films and impact videos that spotlight humanitarian and human rights issues from around the globe. Out of 448 films from 119 countries, 37 films were short-listed for SIMA 2014. These documentaries capture stories from 29 countries around the world, including: South Africa, Switzerland, Zambia, the UK, Russia, India, Israel, Chile, Western Sahara, the US, Lebanon, Cambodia, Syria, Burkina Faso, Romania, Somalia, Denmark, Jamaica, Greece, Palestine, Haiti, Bolivia, Italy, Nicaragua, Egypt, Kenya, Canada, Burma, and Costa Rica.
See this year's Finalists HERE
Finalists were selected in the following categories:
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE CATEGORY
DOCUMENTARY SHORT CATEGORY
EDUCATIONAL IMPACT VIDEO CATEGORY
"Our 2014 finalists stand out in their creative approach to impact storytelling, their potential to inspire awareness, dialogues, compassion and activism, and ignite a deeper understanding of how global issues affect the everyday lives of people and societies around the world," states Daniela Kon, SIMA Executive Director
Stay tuned for the SIMA 2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT on May 22, 2014
WHO: The SIMA 2014 FINALISTS will be reviewed by SIMA's team of award-winning JUDGES comprised of media and humanitarian industry experts who will choose the winning DOCUMENTARIES and IMPACT VIDEOS for each Award Category and Jury Prize.
The SIMA 2014 Jury includes SIMA Executive Director Daniela Kon, Creative Visions President & CEO Trevor Hall, Hollywood Film Festival Executive Director Jon Fitzgerald, Academy-Award nominated Editor Enat Sidi, and Director and Producer Maria Luisa Gambale, amongst many others.
MORE ABOUT DEEDA: DEEDA Productions is an award-winning documentary production company and impact agency working to advance human rights, humanitarian aid and global development. In addition to producing the Social Impact Media Awards, DEEDA produces social-issue media and offers consulting services to filmmakers and international organizations aiming to maximize responsible impact. www.deedaproductions.com
MORE ABOUT SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards): Presented by DEEDA Productions, SIMA is an international film competition and awards dedicated to showcasing exceptional documentary films and educational impact videos. SIMA serves as a platform and catalyst for these creative works, and allows their messages to be amplified to wider audiences in order to promote and inspire global awareness, social activism and education. www.simaawards.org
SIMA 2014 is sponsored by GO Campaign, The Angel Station, G-Technology, Cinecause, Creative Visions Foundation, CSR Wire, and the Peace & Collaborative Development Network, with additional support from community partners WITNESS, DAWNS Digest, Topanga Film Institute, Cinemovel Foundation, Global Voices, Mission TV, Compathos Foundation, Small World, Eoto World, PCI Media Impact, Poverty Cure, PEPY Tours and How Matters.
To see last year's winning films - please visit: http://simaawards.org/2013-winners/
Watch SIMA EDU Impact Videos here: http://simaawards.org/educational-impact-library
Explore the SIMA Catalogue, offering screening opportunities of the best documentaries from our annual competitions: http://simaawards.org/sima-film-showcase/
CONTACT: Maria Sosyan - 310-666-9225, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.simaawards.org
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sima_awards | @sima_awards | #SIMA2014
Media Contact: Maria Sosyan, Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA), 3106669225, email@example.com
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