Explore the best global documentaries from the annual SIMA AWARDS, honoring cinematic achievements that drive human rights, social justice and sustainability since 2012. Hand-picked on the merits of transparency, integrity, and creativity from over 140 countries, this award-winning collection of impact cinema takes audiences behind the scenes of today’s global issues through the eyes and stories of courageous filmmakers on the front lines. 


We amplify the visibility and impact of SIMA films via global distribution programs: SIMA Academy, a global education platform serving over 140,000 students in 100+ countries, and the SIMA Traveling Series, a global screening showcase supporting grassroots leaders, human rights forums and festivals across 30 countries.

For our educational streaming platform, visit SIMA Academy 

To learn more about becoming a Traveling Series Partner please contact us.


“At a time where our equality, human rights and social justice are under attack, SIMA is at the forefront of bringing social awareness to the issues that I care about the most.” -Brandy Chagolla, Events Chair, UN Women

“Necessary viewing for anyone concerned with international affairs and human rights issues.” -Andrew McGregor, Founder, Tiziano Project

“SIMA is the gold standard for social impact films, and the genre is quickly becoming our planet’s truest form of journalism. The content SIMA draws is jaw dropping.”  -Trevor Hall, President of Open Roads

“Watching these films was like school of the best, most expansive and inspiring kind.” -Patricia Billings, Co-founder of Milet Publishing

SIMA has been an invaluable resource in all my classes.  — Timea Varga, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Lynn University

“Abandon the cultural conditioning of the “Do-Gooder Industrial Complex” with each and every SIMA Film.” Shawn Humphrey, Professor, Innovator & Development Consultant

“These filmmakers and activists re-imagine socio-political filmmaking, they raise the creative and ethical bar of impact storytelling, while transforming their cameras, their narratives and by extension, their audiences, into vehicles for social justice. We’re in awe of the courageous work we get to champion” -SIMA Founder and CEO, Daniela Kon Lieberberg


To learn more about our work visit SIMA STUDIOS.