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

Charity category

Ruganzu 'Riggs' Howard, Senior Producer, Translation New York

Animation category

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.

To enter the shots Awards The Americas 2021, click here

Above: A still from this year's shots Awards The Americas entry film, created by Nexus Studios, which will be released on Monday January 18.