DENMARK // Elliott Crosset Hove in The Purity of Vengeance by Christoffer Boe
ESTONIA // Rea Lest in Mother by Kadri Kõusaar
GERMANY // Emma Drogunova in The Tobacconist by Nikolaus Leytner
ICELAND // Kristín Thora Haraldsdóttir in And Breathe Normally by Ísold Uggadóttir
IRELAND // Aisling Franciosi in The Fall by Allan Cubitt & Jakob Verbruggen
MACEDONIA (FYRoM) // Blagoj Veselinov in The Liberation of Skopje by Rade and Danilo Sherbedzija
NORWAY // Ine Marie Wilmann in Sonja: The White Swan by Anne Sewitsky
POLAND // Dawid Ogrodnik in Silent Night by Piotr Domalewski
SERBIA // Milan Marić in Humidity by Nikola Ljuca
SWEDEN // Ardalan Esmaili in The Charmer by Milad Alami

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 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 24 months prior to the nomination (i.e. not before October 2017)
  • 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 2019

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Czech Film Center

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