Shotgun url strings with filters?

Hi there,
I would like to create a link/url to a shotgun page, but to dynamically adjust the filter in the application that is generating the link.
Say I have a page that shows all shots and now I would like to limit the results to a certain project , shotid, status etc. as defined in the urlstring (so this could be something embedded in an email or a different web app etc). I have seen other database query systems like kibana that give you that option and I am wondering if one can do the same in shotgun?
Or maybe there is a different way to achieve what I am after?