The 3rd Annual I See You Awards® was a resounding success! We sincerely appreciate everyone who attended the event, whether you were a filmmaker, an official nominee, friend, family member, supporter, or just curious. Whichever category applies to you, thank you for supporting indie film! Your support helped make the awards a success.

 

We now present the winners in the 3rd Annual I See You Awards®!

 

Student Films

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Grover McCants, Due Process

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Avis Marie-Barnes, Knock Knock

 

Best Soundtrack: Ben Roberts, composer and sound editor – After You

 

Best Editing: Ryan Urzi and Henrik Larsen, Due Process (2)

 

Best Cinematography: Gediyon Nigusse Yirdaw, Knock Knock

 

Best Original Screenplay: Emily Brubaker, Hide & Seek

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Andrew Martyn, Hide & Seek

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Shellita Boxie, Knock Knock

 

Best Cast: After You

 

Best Director: Shannon DiSalle, After You

 

Hottest Up-and-Coming Actor: Tyler Bickel, Liz

 

Hottest Up-and-Coming Actress: Carollette Phillips, Due Process

 

Short Films

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Javon Alvin, Sparks! A Robotic Love Story

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Made in Michigan: Pierro Pizzali, The Spoon That Whacks the Cradle

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Ashley Hill, Affliction

 

Best Soundtrack: Oliver Lodge, Mountain and Zach Valdivia, Sparks! A Robotic Love Story

 

Best Editing: Robert Benjamin, Sparks! A Robotic Love Story

 

Best Editing – Made in Michigan: Nuri Bauswell, A Wonderful Day

 

Best Cinematography: Sean Gearing, Sparks! A Robotic Love Story

 

Best Cinematography – Made in Michigan: Nuri Bauswell, A Wonderful Day

 

Best Original Screenplay: Robert Benjamin, Sparks! A Robotic Love Story

 

Best Original Screenplay – Made in Michigan: John David DeFour, Father & Son

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Aaron Busse, Sparks! A Robotic Love Story

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Made in Michigan: James M. Davis, Jr., Affliction

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Heidi Rhodes, Scarborough

 

Best Cast: Sparks! A Robotic Love Story

 

Best Director: Robert Benjamin, Sparks! A Robotic Love Story

 

Best Director – Made in Michigan: Charles A. Kennedy, Jr., Affliction

 

Hottest Up-and-Coming Actor: Wam Siluka, Mountain

 

Hottest Up-and-Coming Actor – Made in Michigan: Bryan Caceres, A Wonderful Day

 

Hottest Up-and-Coming Actress: Ebony Mayberry, A Wonderful Day

 

Documentaries

 

Best Documentary – Short: Forged in Flint

 

Best Documentary – Feature: The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital

 

Feature Films

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Skip Carlsen, Resilience and the Lost Gems

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Made in Michigan: Leonydus Johnson, Sincerely Brenda

 

Best Editing: Timothy Ray Arnold, Brian Finn, Cindy Lee & J. Bronson Miner, Resilience and the Lost Gems

 

Best Editing – Made in Michigan: Gene Gamache, Coming Up for Air

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Tiffani Ferguson Pruitt, Sincerely Brenda

 

Best Cinematography: Timothy Ray Arnold, Resilience and the Lost Gems

 

Best Cinematography – Made in Michigan: Bruce Schermer, Coming Up for Air

 

Best Original Screenplay: Bozkir Look At The Birds

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Rico Bruce Wade, Sincerely Brenda (under $100,000)

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Chase Yi, Coming Up for Air (over $100,000)

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Deborah Staples, Coming Up for Air

 

Best Cast: Sincerely Brenda (under $100,000)

 

Best Cast: Coming Up for Air (over $100,000)

 

Best Director: Brian Finn, Resilience and the Lost Gems (under $100,000)

 

Best Director: Robert Cicchini, Coming Up for Air (over $100,000)

 

Best Director – Made in Michigan: Kenneth R. Nelson, Jr., Sincerely Brenda

 

Hottest Up-and-Coming Actor: Sean Vaughn, Sincerely Brenda

 

Hottest Up-and-Coming Actress: Kiara Finn, Resilience and the Lost Gems

 

Best Screenplay

 

Best Screenplay: Caroline Buxton’s Lipstick Posse

 

People’s Choice Awards

Short Film Category

After You

 

Feature Film Category

Chasing After You

 

Best Picture Winners

Student Film

After You

 

Short Film

Affliction

 

Feature Film

Coming Up for Air

 

Feature Film – Made in Michigan

Sincerely Brenda

 

Congratulations to all of the winners!

 

We’d also like to send a quick note to everyone who received a nomination this year. Whether you took home a prize or not, you’re still a winner. As we’ve mentioned previously, this year the competition was stiff. So, if you earned a nomination, you should be extremely proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Keep pushing forward and never stop pursuing your dreams because, as we like to say, we see you!