Submissions to the 3rd Annual I See You Awards® Are Now Open!



Calling all indie filmmakers! The 3rd Annual I See You Awards® are now open for submissions! We’re looking forward to recognizing and rewarding your accomplishments, so be sure to submit your film into this one-of-a-kind event designed just for you.

To open the awards up to as many independent filmmakers as possible, feature films are categorized based on the film's budget. For example, feature films with budgets in the following ranges are eligible to enter: $100,000 or less $101,000 to $350,000 $351,000 to $700,000 When submitting your film for consideration, please include your film's budget. Short films are not categorized by budget.

Awards to be handed out include:

  • Best Picture

  • Best Director

  • Best Lead Actor

  • Best Lead Actress

  • Best Supporting Actor

  • Best Supporting Actress

  • Best Cast

  • Best Original Screenplay

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Best Animated Feature

  • Best Animated Short

  • Best Editing

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Documentary

  • Filmmaker to Watch

  • People’s Choice

  • Hottest Up-and-Coming Actor

  • Hottest Up-and-Coming Actress

Michigan Filmmakers – We Have a Category Just for You!

In addition to our overall categories mentioned above, all submissions from Michigan filmmakers are also eligible for awards consideration in our Made in Michigan category. This category hands out awards for:

  • Best Feature Film Made in Michigan

  • Best Short Film Made in Michigan

How do you submit your film?

Click here for all the details on how to submit your film for consideration! Submit your film today for your opportunity to join us on the Blue Carpet in August 2019!

Cyber Monday Discount Available!

Right now, we’re offering a Cyber Monday special with 15% off our already-low submission fees. Just use code: cybermonday 2018 when submitting your film. So don’t delay! This deal ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018.

The Emagine Theater Awaits!

Films that are official selections of the I See You Awards® will be shown at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan as part of our lineup of film screenings. These screenings give the public an opportunity to see the films that are nominated for awards and it’s also their chance to vote on which films they would like to see win a coveted People’s Choice Award.

The Emagine Royal Oak, which is one of our sponsors, is a beautiful theater that shows first-run movies year round and also has a newly-built Super Emax screen. For more info on the theater, visit their website here.

I See You Awards proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world's #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.


The 3rd Annual I See You Awards® are sponsored by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Emagine Entertainment, WWJ Newsradio 950, ES Communications Agency and The Lee Group.






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