Jury heads announced for shots Awards The Americas 2021
The shots Awards The Americas 2021 sees a new approach to judging and, here, we announce our eight jury leads for this year's event.
The shots Awards The Americas 2021 can today announce the eight jury heads who will be leading the search for the best, most creative work to come out of the Americas across 2020.
In a change from previous shots Awards, this event sees the introduction of jury leads for the different categories. These jury heads, along with their respective juries, the members of which will be announced soon, will judge work entered to the awards, from shortlisting through to final winners.
Initial viewing will be done remotely by each judge to ascertain the shortlists, with the respective juries then meeting on a video call to decide the gold, silver and bronze winners from each category
Above [l-r, top to bottom]: Diane McArter, Ida Gronblom, Ruganzu 'Riggs' Howard, Michelle Curran, Phil Linturn, Lisha Tan, Grace Snell, and Mark Molloy.
Our 2021 jury heads are;
Direction and Cinematography categories
Diane McArter, President, Furlined
New Director & Music Video categories
Mark Molloy, Director, Exit Films & SMUGGLER
Ruganzu 'Riggs' Howard, Senior Producer, Translation New York
Lisha Tan, Director, The Mill
Concept and Copywriting categories
Ida Gronblom, Group Creative Director, 72andSunny New York
Casting and Production & Styling Categories
Grace Snell, Costume Designer
Music and Sound Design Categories
Michelle Curran, Owner & Creative Director, Amber Music
Editing and VFX categories
Phil Linturn, Managing Director, Carbon
Entries are now open for this year's event, and more details can be found here about the categories and criteria, while you can click here to find out about the judging process and how people and companies are awarded in the shots Awards The Americas 2021.
The full list of juries will be published soon and look out for our awards film, created by Nexus Studios, a still from which can be seen below, which will be released on Monday January 18.