THE NETHERLANDS // Bilal Wahib in About that Life by Shady El-Hamus
POLAND // Bartosz Bielenia in Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa
ESTONIA // Pääru Oja in Cold Courage by Agneta Fagerström-Olsson and Kadir Ferati Balci
GEORGIA // Levan Gelbakhiani in And Then We Danced by Levan Akin
GERMANY // Jonas Dassler in the Golden Glove by Fatih Akin
DENMARK // Victoria Carmen Sonne in Holiday by Isabella Eklöf
BULGARIA // Martina Apostolova in Irina by Sam Garbarski
PORTUGAL // Joana Ribeiro in Crooked Lines by Rita Nunes
FRANCE // Zita Hanrot in School Life by Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir
SWITZERLAND // Ella Rumpf in Tiger Girl by Jakob Lass


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European Shooting Stars 2020

european shooting starsat the berlin international film festival, february 2020

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

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Czech Film Center

°efp Managing Director 
Sonja Heinen

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