Can We Get Your Attention, Please?

And that's what we did! We are so happy that the 3rd Annual I See You Awards® had no problem getting the attention of the audience we're here to serve: the low-budget independent film community!


The feedback we've been receiving has been so rewarding, we can't help but smile!

Terri Lee Chandler, founder, and Chris Cruise, awards co-host, are all smiles on the Blue Carpet!

Here's just some of the feedback we've received since the awards ceremony wrapped up on August 25th:


Robert Cicchini accepting his award for Best Director at the 3rd Annual I See You Awards®.

"I hope that things are calming down a bit for you and that you are feeling great about the wonderful I See You Awards Film Fest you put on. I want to take a moment to thank you again for honoring our film and for providing a platform for indi filmmakers like myself, and doing it in such a classy way. It was an experience I will never forget and will always look upon as a joyous and special memory and opportunity." - Robert Cicchini, Director, Coming Up For Air



Brian Shackelford and Joyce Fitzpatrick, winners of Best Documentary

"A great time had by all at the 3rd annual I See You Awards. This festival got it right for independent film makers!!! Thank you!!" - Joyce Fitzpatrick and Brian Shackelford, The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital



















Molade Balogun talks with Terri Lee Chandler at the Industry Seminar.

"I had a wonderful experience (at) the I See You Awards and touching base with my film school Motion Picture Institute. Thank you to Terri Lee Chandler for the opportunity. She's the front for the success in Michigan film making. We brought an Award home for The Spoon That Whacks The Cradle Short Film." - Molade Balogun, Producer/Director












"Great festival! The awards ceremony was top notch and gives you a great opportunity to network with the other filmmakers. Terri does an amazing job as a host." - Brian Finn, Writer/Producer/Director, Resilience and the Lost Gems


Brian Finn (right), accepting an award for his feature film, Resilience and the Lost Gems.

Kelly Jean Karam (center), award-winning screenwriter of "Caroline Buxton's Lipstick Posse".

"What a night at the Emagine Theatre! Minutes away from the heart of Royal Oak, Michigan, where community and art are simultaneous the @ISeeYouAwards ceremony was held. R.O. Home to my brother, son, daughter-in-law, and POPPY. Imagine my happiness! I was able to share my world with them and my sisters. One sister flew in from Boulder. Her twin drove in from Akron, Ohio. MY FAM. My really wonderful family, supporting my crazy love for #screenwriting and #Indie filmmakers thanks to Terri Lee - a professional top-notch director/writer who helps others to fulfill their dreams. Thank you Terri Lee and your phenomenal team." - Kelly Jean Karam, screenwriter


On behalf of the entire I See You Awards® team, thank you!


Dexter Chandler and Terri Lee Chandler pose on the Blue Carpet.

Phil Elam and Brooke Mallon share a laugh during the awards ceremony.

Awards presenter Mark S. Lee engages the audience during the awards ceremony.

The 3rd Annual I See You Awards® were sponsored by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Emagine Entertainment, Final Draft, Paramount, Limo World and WWJ Newsradio 950, with additional partners Randazzo Formal Wear, The Lee Group, ES Communications Agency, Lexcam Design and Casey Sign Company.


We'll be looking forward to seeing everyone on the Blue Carpet at the 4th Annual I See You Awards® in August 2020!


Editor's Note: We'll be posting more pics from this year's events soon, so stay tuned!