The deadline for entry to this year's shots Awards The Americas is February 11 and, ahead of that, we can now announce the first five of our head judges for this event.

Sitting as the lead of the Direction jury for 2022 is Pulse Films' President Davud Karbassioun; our Cinematography head is DoP Cristina Dunlap; the Charity category will be led by director and Founder of Even/Odd, Mohammad Gorjestani; the Music & Sound Design team will have Executive Producer and Managing Director of Yessian, Marlene Bartos, leading; and last, but by no means least, this year's Animation jury will be headed by the Co-Founder of Hornet, Michael Feder.

The full list of categories and entry criteria can be found here with the easy entry process available on this link here

Above [clockwise from top left]: Davud Karbassioun; Michael Feder, Cristina Dunlap, Marlene Bartos and Mohammad Gorjestani will lead five of this year's juries.

The final five head judges will be announced next week followed swiftly by the full line-up of jurors (some of whom you can already see on the shots Awards site) who'll be casting their collective creative eyes over this year's entered work.

This year's shots Awards The Americas, Covid restrictions dependant, will be the first physical show for this event and will take place in early May in Los Angeles, with more details to follow soon.