Welcome to your hand-picked collection of the best films from the SIMA Awards, available for you to screen at in-person events or virtually via SIMA RAMA.

Selected annually from over 140 countries around the world, these inspiring documentaries and VR experiences explore the most pressing issues of our time through the eyes and stories of courageous filmmakers and change-makers on the front lines.

To learn more visit SIMA STUDIOS


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Festivals contact Michael Mendoza

Educators sign up for SIMA Classroom to stream short-documentaries and VR

Virtual Cinema engage your network via online film events at SIMA RAMA


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

“SIMA is quickly becoming 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 Creative Visions Foundation

“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 at LA. USNC for UN Women

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

“SIMAx is an inspirational catalyst to keep the Miami sustainable movement going!” -Blair Butterfield, SIMA Miami Ambassador

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

“I became a SIMAx Ambassador to raise awareness about issues I care about. Changing the world is easier if you start by changing opinions in your own community.” -Vuk Višnjić, SIMA Belgrade

“SIMAx proves just how engaging documentaries can be.” -Nicolaus Mesterharm, SIMA Cambodia

“We need avenues like SIMA to enable film to create change.” -Jon Fitzgerald, Director of The Hollywood Film Festival

“These filmmakers and activists re-imagine socio-political filmmaking, they set new standards for transparency, integrity and creativity, 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 Chief Executive, Daniela Kon