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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. 

I See You Awards® Teams with The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis for 1st

CF Film Festival

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We have exciting news to share!  We are expanding, which gives us additional opportunities to help even more people!


So, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that we are partnering with The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis on the first CF Awareness Film Festival! The submissions period opened in May, which is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.  The film screenings and announcement of the winners will take place in June, 2021.

Terri Talks Movies!

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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!

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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
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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 for our 4th annual awards ceremony in August, 2020!   


Check out the video below to see what we mean:

Video courtesy, Quentin Howell, Digital Dream Studios

I See You Awards Presents the Inaugural “In Focus Award” to Indie Filmmakers Deon Taylor and Roxanne Avent Taylor

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The I See You Awards® is recognizing trailblazing independent filmmakers Dante Taylor and Roxanne Avent Taylor with our inaugural I See You Awards' "In Focus Award". The husband-and-wife team, co-founders of Hidden Empire Film Group, is being recognized for their amazing accomplishments in film over the years.

Legendary Cinematographer Dante Spinotti Awarded 

First-ever “Beacon Award”

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Along with the Taylors, legendary cinematographer Dante Spinotti is the recipient of the first-ever I See You Awards' "Beacon Award" for lighting the way for independent film.

Spinotti passed on a $100 million film to work with the Taylors on the indie film ‘Traffik’, released in 2018.

Check out our blog for more on all of their amazing accomplishments and to get the details on this year's awards ceremony!



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