Award Categories & WInners

Nominations will be accepted and awards will be handed out in each* of the following categories:

  • Best Picture

  • Best Animated Feature

  • Best Animated Short

  • Best Director

  • Best Lead Actor

  • Best Lead Actress

  • Best Supporting Actor

  • Best Supporting Actress

  • Best Cast

  • Best Original Screenplay

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Best Editing

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Soundtrack

  • Best Score

  • Best Documentary

  • Best Non-U.S. Releases 

  • People’s Choice

  • Hottest Up-and-Coming Actor

  • Hottest Up-and-Coming Actress

  • Filmmaker to Watch

NOTE: The awards recognizing the hottest up-and-coming male and female talent and Special Achievement Awards (such as a “Filmmaker to Watch” award) will be handed out at such times as the voters feel such a reward is deserved. 

Awards will be handed out in both short-film and feature film categories.  Feature films are defined as a film with a running time of at least 70 minutes.

Films that are produced for and/or may have already been shown in theaters, on broadcast or cable television, direct-to-video or over the Internet at the time of entry for consideration of an award(s) are eligible. 

*While it is the goal of the I See You Awards™ to hand out an award in each of the above-listed categories, awards will only be handed out in categories when the judges feel an award(s) are merited.

Fantastic Prizes and Recognition!

Two winning filmmakers will be awarded cash and other prizes!

All winners will be featured on this website and on the official “I See You Awards” social media sites!  A complete list of winners will also be included in our post-event media coverage!  Good luck!

2020 I See You Award Winners

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we held our 2020 awards ceremony virtually. And, despite the pandemic, we certainly had a wonderful time, as did everyone watching online!

August 20-27, 2020

2019 I See You Award Winners

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.

August 26, 2019

2018 I See You Award Winners

Our second annual I See You Awards fit the incredible blue carpet experience!

August 26, 2018

2017 I See You Award Winners

Our first ever award ceremony, made possible by all our indie film supporters!

August 29, 2017