• On that same day, the film’s Action Kit also goes live. There, members take collective actions (vetted and curated for each film) and post questions for the filmmaker and panelists.
• On Thursday at 11:00 am (PT) that same week, member questions are answered in a live 30-minute panel with thought-leaders, filmmakers and industry experts, followed by an open discussion in our members-only Facebook community forum.
Cyberspace! SIMA RAMA is a completely digital film club. Even the live panels are hosted online.
Every month we recommend and curate action tools (our staff picks of vetted ways to get involved) that are highlighted in each film’s action kit. Members can add actions and resources to our lists; crowdsourcing knowledge and solutions that give us even more opportunities to get involved. We then publish the top actions taken by members each month in our newsletter and forum to track and amplify our community’s impact.
All panel videos, curated staff picks and crowdsourced actions are archived on the “Action Kits” page so you can access them anytime.
We select award-winning films from the annual international SIMA Awards. Obviously, we can’t talk about every social issue every month (as much as we’d like to) but with access to the most relevant stories and most powerful filmmaking from over 140 countries, we are sure to bring you the greatest contemporary impact cinema.
We screened SIMA films across 6 continents for the past 5 years and witnessed the demand to build a global digital community around today’s most pressing issues. We asked ourselves: What if people around the world saw the same doc each month and crowdsourced solutions to the issue it illuminates? We are here to find out.
$5 per month (first month free) – or – $55 a year.
It covers access to our monthly featured films, action kits, live and recorded panel discussions, and global community forum, in addition to providing the cost of film rights and platform management. SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Los Angeles, California dedicated to advancing cross-cultural understanding, human rights and education by supporting and amplifying the works of content creators on the frontlines of social change.
Yes, if you’re paying monthly you can cancel at anytime (and remember your 1st month is free). The cancellation will go into effect within 30 days. If you’ve paid annually, no refunds will be issued so feel encouraged to make this club your own for all things cinematic stimulation and global activism.