Impact filmmakers and creatives rejoice. For their 6th year, the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) will open for entries on September 8, 2017. Known for bridging the global gap between filmmakers and their audiences and encouraging thoughtful action, the annual SIMA Awards honor the works of content creators who are pushing the boundaries of social and political storytelling. 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 and cultural shifts in communities around the globe. 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. “Challenging our own perspectives keeps us accountable and aware. We can’t wait for the brave and ever mind-blowing stories we'll see this year.” -Daniela Kon, Executive Director, Founder SIMA From September 8 to October 27 2017, SIMA is accepting submissions for feature-length and short-format documentaries, virtual reality (VR) films, and impact videos that move, enlighten, and transform our world. Think: mind-blowing social issue and advocacy films with inspirational subjects and blood-pumping storytelling from over 140 countries around the globe. “Filmmaking is an important tool in the effort to examine issues and raise awareness, as well as make change and positively impact societies around the globe. It’s a form of communication that transcends the barriers of language and geography, helping global issues reach an international audience. Blackmagic Design is thrilled to be able to support SIMA and its work around these important initiatives with the SIMA Awards, as well as the many talented creatives who seek to inspire social change through cinema.” - Black Magic Design Submit your films to http://bit.ly/SIMA2018 by October 27, 2017.
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