Video contest highlights social issues [Worldwide]

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Multimedia Journalism

Filmmakers and activists can submit videos that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation.

The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is accepting entries for its international documentary and educational media competition and showcase, funded by documentary companies and human rights organizations.

The categories are feature documentaries, short documentaries, virtual reality (VR) films, impact videos (innovations and creative advocacy), production companies and funders.

Feature documentaries must be a minimum of 40 minutes, shorts a maximum of 39 minutes, VR less than 20 minutes in length and impact videos 2 to 20 minutes long.

Films must have been completed between October 2019 and September 2020. Non-English language documentaries and educational impact videos must be subtitled in English.

Winners in each category will receive cash prizes, media features and distribution opportunities.

The regular deadline is Oct. 14. The late deadline is Oct. 28. The entry fee starts at US$20.