SHOOTING STARS for me is invaluable, having a chance to meet & watch films with actors & actresses from across Europe in one weekend! I have cast quite a few SHOOTING STARS over the years and also have been able to recommend many of them to other UK & USA casting directors with great confidence. There is also the added bonus of International Casting Directors Network. Late last year I was able to take on the challenge of casting Fernando Meirelles’ film 360 – set in Vienna/Bratislava/Paris/London/Denver – knowing that in each country I would have the support of the ‘local’ casting director who would introduce Fernando to the best talent.Leo Davis
Casting director, London
at the Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (February)
EFP annually presents ten up-and-coming European actors and actresses from ten different European countries to the international press, public and industry at the Berlin International Film Festival. The actors and actresses are nominated by EFP members, and a final selection of participants is made by an international jury of industry professionals. These ten SHOOTING STARS are then introduced at the Berlinale through a series of high profile events, including the SHOOTING STARS Awards at the Berlinale Palast and an official press conference. Further activities include meetings with international casting directors and a professional photo shoot. The aim of this initiative, which began in 1998, is to bring talented young actors and actresses directly into the promotional process, and thereby encourage the development of a “star system” of recognizable, young faces in Europe, which has become an increasingly fundamental part of the worldwide promotion and marketing of European cinema. Among the actors recognized with the SHOOTING STARS AWARD over the years are such top-flight actors as Daniel Craig, Mélanie Laurent, Maria Bonnevie, Rachel Weisz, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Brühl and Nina Hoss.
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