press presentation
european shooting stars 2022

12 February 2022 9.30 - 10.20 pm

At the presentation, this year's 10 European  Shooting Stars will be introduced to the media with a 40 minute ‘in conversation’ session hosted by British broadcaster and writer Edith Bowman.


casting case study:
finding the best actor in the world

16 February 2022 14:00 – 15:00 pm
in collaboration with Berlinale Co-Production Market
in cooperation with ICDN, hosted by Spotlight

Finding the Best Actor in the World
A Case Study on casting Joachim Trier's Oscar-nominated The Worst Person in the World

How can a film with (as yet) unknown actors in the lead role(s) find success and become a true discovery? Is it all about faith in the director; is it the audience’s interest in new talent/new faces; is it the art of a casting director to combine director and talent; or is it all of the above? And what can a producer do to successfully steer the process?

Norwegian casting director Yngvill Kolset Haga and producer Andrea Berentsen-Ottmar (Oslo Picture) offer their insights into the casting process and their close collaboration on Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World which was just nominated for two Academy Awards: as Best International Feature Film and for Best Original Screenplay.

Producer Tanja Georgieva (Elemag Pictures, Leipzig) will moderate the case study, which is hosted by Pippa Harrison (Spotlight). Spotlight is a long standing and loyal partner of the European Shooting Stars programme. 




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Magdalena Gorgieva
Project Director

Helen Peetzen
Press and Communication

EFP will be supported in their international press campaign by the Berlin-based PR agency, Steinbrennermüller Kommunikation.

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