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.
Since 1998 312 up-and-coming European actors were awarded as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STAR.
Each of the 37 EFP member organizations can nominate a candidate. The final selection is made by an international jury of industry professionals.
To be nominated as a Shooting Star, a candidate must:
- have acknowledged experience in their native country but should be a newcomer / discovery internationally
- have been cast in a main role in either the feature-length film (World Premiere from March 2020 onwards) or in the high-end drama series (for international release in 2020) for which the actor is nominated
- be at least 16 years old
- be fluent in English
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