The deadline for entry to this year's shots Awards The Americas, which is sponsored by Syzygy, is on February 16th, only a handful of days away.

If being in with a chance of winning a coveted shots Award trophy wasn't reason enough to enter this year's event, then knowing that your work will be watched by some of the region's most celebrated creatives, directors, producers, editors, cinematographers, sound engineers, costumers and other talented craftspeople should surely tip the balance. 

We have previously announced our 10 Head Judges, those overseeing the various categories, and last month we revealed more names of those who had joined the panels. Now we can reveal the entire list of jurors who have the hard task of deciding which pieces of work make the shortlist and then, from that undoubtedly stellar array of work, what takes home the bronze, silver and gold trophies on the night. 

Above [clockwise from top left]: Brian Siedband; Caitlin Grady; David Shafei; Diego de la Maza; Sharif Abd el Mawla; Kelly Bayett; Michelle Ross; Myra Nussbaum and Suzanne Allan.

Some of those recently joining the judging panels include;

  • Suzanne Allan, Executive Producer and Managing Partner, Sequoia Content
  • Sharif Abd el Mawla, Director, Partizan
  • Kelly Bayett, Managing Partner, Love Song
  • Diego de la Maza, EVP/Head of Production, Deutsch LA
  • Debbie Formoso, director, Unicorns and Unicorns
  • Alex Gianni, Head of Production, BBDO NY
  • Brendan Gibbons, director, Station Films
  • Caitlin Grady, Managing Director/Executive Producer, Cutters
  • Ari Kuschnir, Founder & Managing Partner, m ss ng p eces & EVP, Tribeca Studios
  • Shawn Lacy, Founding Partner, Biscuit
  • Alejandro Mejía, cinematographer
  • Zoe Neary, director, Ruffian
  • Myra Nussbaum, Chief Creative Officer & President, Havas Chicago
  • Dan O'Rourke, Founder, Not to Scale
  • Michelle Ross, Managing Director, Superprime Films
  • David Shafei, Co-Founder/Director, WW7
  • Brian Siedband, Co-Founder and Co-CCO, Quality Meats
  • Kevin Wilson Jr., director, Little Minx

A full list of jurors for this year's awards, plus information on them and the category they will be judging, can be found by clicking here, while information about entry and criteria can be found here

The ceremony will be taking place on May 2nd 2024 at the NeueHouse in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Above [clockwise from top left]: Debbie Formoso; Kevin Wilson Jr.; Dan O'Rourke; Alejandro Mejía; Zoe Neary; Alex Gianni; Shawn Lacy and Brendan Gibbons.