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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. 


The Call for Entries into the 2022 I See You Awards is now open!

Celebrating 6 Years of Supporting Indie Film with WWJ Newsradio 950 Midday Anchor Brooke Allen

WWJ Newsradio 950 Midday Anchor Brooke Allen, left, interviews I See You Awards® Founder Terri Lee Chandler, right.

Since debuting in 2017, the I See You Awards® has showcased the achievements of low-budget independent filmmakers from across the United States and from around the world.

As we prepare to host our sixth annual film festival and black tie, blue carpet awards ceremony, WWJ Newsradio 950's Midday Anchor Brooke Allen invited our founder, Terri Lee Chandler into the studio for a look back over the years and a look ahead.  They talked about everything from how and why the awards was started and what's ahead.

You can listen to their conversation here.

A Look at the
I See You Awards
® Over the Years

We're proud of what we've accomplished over the years and we're very appreciative of everyone who's supported us since we launched our first awards program in 2017.

Whether you've been a participant in the past or this would be your first time, we're looking forward to having the opportunity to view your work.

As we like to say at the I See You Awards®, we see you!

To get more information, including details on how to submit, visit us on FilmFreeway.

We accept submissions in the following categories: 

Short Films/Webisodes

Feature Films

Documentaries (short and feature length)


We've also added a new category this year: our Cell Phone Video Challenge!  Nobody uses their cell phones for just talking anymore!  If you've been creating projects using your cell phone or other smart device, we want to see what you've been up to!  So, submit today!  Who knows: maybe you'll make history as our very first winner in this category!

Looking for Feedback?

If you're a writer and you'd like to receive feedback on your screenplay submission, we want to encourage you to submit your screenplay through our partner, the International Screenwriters' Association (ISA).

Click on the link below to be connected to our ISA site.  There, you can submit your project(s) and also purchase feedback.  We do offer a discount for multiple submissions.


We see you and we're looking forward to seeing your work!

Welcome to our Newest Sponsor: Matrix Motors!

The I See You Awards® is pleased to welcome our newest sponsor, Matrix Motors!


Matrix Motors, located at 3280 West Eleven Mile Road in Berkley, Michigan, carries a wide selection of pre-owned vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers. They can be reached at (248) 544-1444.


If you're in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, please be sure to reach out to Matrix Motors. They're supporting independent film by supporting the 6th Annual I See You Awards!

Read more on our blog by clicking here.




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