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Our Mission

The mission of the "I See You Awards®" is to recognize and reward low-budget independent filmmakers.

The "I See You Awards®" fill a niche and create a platform for recognizing independent filmmakers that is currently missing in mainstream Hollywood.


Whether your talent is in front of the camera or behind it, we have a category for you. 

Screenwriter Kelly Karam Relishes Hard-won Success

Kelly Karam

Photo Courtesy, Kelly Karam

In the highly-competitive business of screenwriting, Metro Detroit-based screenwriter Kelly Karam has found a way to stand out.

Check out our blog for the story!

Terri Talks Movies!

Our founder, Terri Lee Chandler, hosts the podcast "Terri Talks Movies," which can be heard on six different platforms.

In the podcast, "Terri Talks Movies," our founder, Terri Lee Chandler, talks about everything movies.  You might hear her give a rundown of some of her favorite family films, review the latest movies available for streaming and/or in theaters, interviewing and talking with special-invited guests, and more.

To learn more about "Terri Talks Movies" and listen to the latest show, click here to be connected to our blog post with all the details as well as links to tune in.

Prefer to skip to the front of the line?  Here are the platforms where the show is currently available:




Google Podcasts (currently, this link will only work on Android devices)



Pocket Casts





Thanks in advance for listening!  We appreciate your support!

I See You Awards® Partners with the ISA!

As we enter our 5th year of recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of independent filmmakers, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the International Screenwriters Association!

As we continue working hard to help advance the careers of the independent film community, there's no better time than right now to submit your work to the I See You Awards®!  As we like to say, "We see you!"  And we want to see you succeed!


And, since we've done since the very beginning, the I See You Awards® also accepts entries on FilmFreeway.

People are Raving
about the
I See You Awards®!

Who could have known what to expect while trying to produce a successful awards ceremony during a global pandemic?  No one!

But, in the face of uncertainty, we decided to forge ahead, and as a result, our perseverance paid off with rave reviews!   


Check out the video below to see what we mean:

Video courtesy, Quentin Howell, Digital Dream Studios

The Challenges and Rewards of Indie Filmmaking: Brian Shackelford Shares His Story

Shackelford on the set of Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery.  Photo Courtesy: Brian Shackelford

Independent filmmaker Brian Shackelford is a Hollywood veteran. His production and post production experience includes over 800 hours original and non-fiction programming for the following gaming, film and television companies: ESL, ESP, OGN, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, VH1, MTV, 51 Minds Entertainment, 44 Blue, Ryan Seacrest Productions, World of Wonder, T-Group Productions, Electus, Scott Sternberg Productions, and Down In Front Entertainment.

We spoke with Shackelford about his journey to independent filmmaking, and it is certainly an inspiring story!

Click here for all the details!


Indie Film!