LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2016 Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA), a global documentary competition and traveling series for films that inspire social change, is accepting entries for its 4th annual awards, starting September 8th 2015. 

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"Travel is fatal to prejudice - at SIMA we believe that great documentaries hold the same power." – Daniela Kon, SIMA Executive Director.

Known for spotlighting and exhibiting the world's most untold and striking stories in social innovation, human rights, and global advocacy, SIMA introduces the new Creative Impact Video category in addition to its traditional categories: Documentary Films (Features & Shorts) and Innovation Impact Videos (spotlighting innovative social justice, education and global development programs). 

The new category calls for creative awareness videos that inspire critical consciousness of current social issues. This includes social-advertising videos, change-maker profiles, impact poetry films and advocacy campaign videos.

"SIMA is quickly becoming the gold standard for social impact films, and the genre quickly becoming our planet's truest form of journalism. The content SIMA draws is jaw dropping." - Trevor Hall, President of The Creative Visions Foundation

Each year, SIMA champions the best films and videos from over 140 countries around the world providing awards and juried cash prizes between $500-$1000 per category. SIMA is looking for films that raise important questions about the state of our contemporary world, that stand out in their creativity, integrity and educational merit, that provide deeper insight into the realities of global development and the human condition, and inspire audiences to reflect on the efforts, the meaning, and potential of global activism and social transformation. 

SUBMIT FILMS HERE: www.simaawards.org/submit 

Entry Deadlines:

September 8September 29, 2015 (Early Deadline)

October 13, 2015 (Regular Deadline) 

October 27, 2015 (Late Deadline)

For more info: www.simaawards.org

MORE ABOUT SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards): SIMA is a non-profit arts organization celebrating social documentary storytelling of excellence and connecting international audiences and organizations with the best global impact cinema. Through the annual SIMA Awards and year-round Film Programs, SIMA provides a catalyst for these important works and serves as a film reserve for screening partners worldwide.

SIMA 2016 is sponsored by DEEDA Productions, The Angel Station, G-Technology, VENA CAVA and the Creative Visions Foundation, with additional support from Media Partners: WITNESS, DAWNS Digest, Global Oneness Project, Global Voices, The European Documentary Network, The Create Daily, Transformational Media, Peace Boat US and Everyday Ambassador. 

To see last year's winning films, please visit: www.simaawards.org/2015-winners/

Watch SIMA On Demand: www.vimeo.com/simaawards/vod_pages

For more information: www.simaawards.org

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Media Contact: Maria Sosyan, Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA), 3106669225, sima@simaawards.org

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