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european shooting starsat the berlin international film festival, february 2018

EFP EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, one of EFP's flagship programmes, has placed some of the most promising young actors from all over Europe into the limelight over the past 20 years and proven to be an essential stepping stone for launching their international careers. The most prominent names in recent years included: Carey Mulligan ("Mudbound"), Alba Rohrwacher ("Ismael's Ghosts"), Alicia Vikander ("Submergence"), Pilou Asbaek ("Game of Thrones"), Riz Ahmed ("Star Wars: Rogue One"), Mikkel Boe Foelsgard ("Land of Mine"), and George MacKay ("Captain Fantastic").

Each year, young actors from all over Europe – who have already made a name for themselves in their home countries – are nominated by the EFP member organisations to take part in the prestigious programme. A jury of industry professionals selects the ten most interesting and internationally versatile talents to be introduced to the press, industry and public at the Berlin International Film Festival. As a European Shooting Star, the actors and actresses attend a tailor-made programme, including meetings with casting directors, talent agents and producers, which broadens and strengthens their international industry alliances and networks. The activities culminate in a glamorous presentation of the European Shooting Stars Awards at the Berlinale Palast.

Famous alumni whose exceptional talent was often first recognized by the EFP EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Award include:

Rachel Weisz (United Kingdom 1998), Franka Potente (Germany 1998), Maria Schrader (Germany 1999), Daniel Craig (United Kingdom 2000), August Diehl (Germany 2000), Nina Hoss (Germany 2000), Thure Lindhardt (Denmark 2000), Baltasar Kormákur (Iceland 2001), Heike Makatsch (Germany 2001), Ludivine Sagnier (France 2001), Tuva Novotny (Sweden 2002), Jérémie Renier (Belgium 2002), Daniel Brühl (Germany 2003), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Denmark 2003), Matthias Schoenaerts (Belgium 2003), Cécile de France (France 2003), Elena Anaya (Spain 2004), Ruth Negga (Ireland 2006), Riccardo Scamarcio (Italy 2006), Anamaria Marinca (Romania 2008), Verónica Echegui (Spain 2009), Sylvia Hoeks (The Netherlands 2011), and Carla Juri (Switzerland 2013).


Each of the 37 EFP member countries can nominate a candidate. The final selection is made by an international jury of industry professionals, which decides on the ten most promising and internationally versatile young actors and actresses.

The selection is based on the following criteria:

  • a successful professional career in the native country, including first awards
  • a leading role in a film which was released in the past 18 months prior to the nomination (i.e. not before April 2016)
  • aged between 16 to 32 years
  • fluent English

For general information please contact moc.enilno-pfe@ofni.

For more information on the national selection, please contact the respective EFP member

Impressions european Shooting Stars 2017

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