european shooting stars 2021

it's a wrap! see you in berlin this june...

2021: home of acting talent

Join, discover and celebrate the best in rising European acting talent, safely from your own home.

This year, as we unfortunately cannot introduce our wonderful Shooting Stars to you in person at the Berlinale as usual, we have created a digital experience via our online "Home of Acting Talent".
The "Home of Acting Talent" will open its doors for a 3 day programme of promotion and networking activities, including talks covering all aspects of casting, from 23-25 February in advance of the digital industry programme presented by the Berlinale/EFM.

SHOOTING STARS 2021 - ONLINE PROGRAMME 23-25 February 2021

WELCOME DAY - Tuesday, 23 Feb
(Shooting Stars only)

  • 11 am - 12.00 noon (CET) Welcome (welcome & introduction for Shooting Stars and partners)
  • 5 - 6 pm (CET) Jury Chat (conversation between Shooting Stars and Jury Members)
  • 6 pm (CET) Shooting Stars Hangout (private drinks – for Shooting Stars only)

KICK OFF DAY - Wednesday, 24 Feb
(press, industry & public)

  • 11 am (CET)  - KICK OFF SHOW (for press& industry & public) hosted by EFP and Variety (presentation of the 2021 European Shooting Stars, moderated by Edith Bowman. Special guests: Mariette Rissenbeek (Berlin International Film Festival), alumni Shooting Stars Pilou Asbaek ("Ben Hur", "Game of Thrones") & Mathilda de Angelis ("The Undoing") and Steven Gaydos (Variety)
  • 12.30 (CET) Interviews
  • 5 - 6 pm (CET) - Talk 'EQUITY IN CASTING'
  • 8.30 - 10.30 pm (CET) - Social Hub INDUSTRY (meeting point for the industry: on invitation)

ACTORS INDUSTRY NETWORK - Thursday, 25 Feb
in collaboration with ICDN, CSA and Spotlight
(actors meet industry)

  • 10 am -12.30 pm (CET) - SPEED DATING 1 (Shooting Stars meet European Casting Directors in virtual group sessions)
  • 3 – 4.30 pm (CET) 1-ON-1 MEETINGS (individual meetings for Shooting Stars, Producers, Casting Directors, Talent Agents)
  • 5 - 6 pm (CET) - Talk 'THE ART OF CASTING'
  • 6 – 8 pm (CET) - SPEED DATING 2 (Shooting Stars meet Transatlantic Casting Directors in virtual group sessions)
  • 8.30 - 10.30 pm (CET)  - Social Hub ACTING (meeting point for casting directors, talent agents, Shooting Stars & alumni Shooting Stars: on invitation)

programme to be continued...

Thursday, 4 March

2-3 pm (CET) in cooperation with the Berlinale Coproduction Market Talk 'Everything you always wanted to know about Casting (and never dared to ask)'

in June (tba)

  • EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS AWARD CEREMONY 2021 at the Berlinale Summer Events

european shooting stars talks

Alba Baptista (Portugal) © Fabian Raabe / EFP
Albrecht Schuch (Germany) © Fabian Raabe / EFP
Fionn O'Shea (Ireland) © Fabian Raabe / EFP
Gustav Lindh (Sweden) © Fabian Raabe / EFP
Martijn Lakemeier (The Netherlands) © Fabian Raabe / EFP
Natasa Stork (Hungary) © Fabian Raabe / EFP
Nicolas Maury (France) © Fabian Raabe / EFP
Seidi Haarla (Finland) © Fabian Raabe / EFP
Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė (Lithuania) © Fabian Raabe / EFP

shooting stars in non pandemic times

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, up-and-coming 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 323 European actors (178 women / 145 men) from 34 countries were awarded as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STAR.


ain

The Actors Industry Network (AIN) is a tailor-made program for the selected 10 European Shooting Stars to connect and network with International Casting Directors, Talent Agents and Producers. The platform aims to give the young talent the chance to forge, broaden and strengthen industry alliances in Europe and around the globe.

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press release



12 January 2021

European Film Promotion (EFP) is proud to announce the ten EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS of 2021. For the first time, EFP will present the ten emerging European actors to the film industry, public and international press as part of a three-day online programme.
The 24th edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, EFP's oldest and most prestigious initiative to promote European acting talent, will take place digitally, from 23 to 25 February 2021, one week before the industry events of this year's 71st Berlinale (1 – 5 March).

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selection made by

Every year EFP appoints a jury of prominent industry figures (director, producer, actor, casting director, film journalist) to select Europe's best young actors from a variety of up-and-coming acting talent from all over Europe.

Combining their diverse expertise in the various fields of the creative filmmaking process, the jury will select the ten most talented and internationally diverse young actors and actresses from the candidates who have been nominated by their respective EFP member organisations for the upcoming edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS.

Details about the 2021 jury and previous editions here!

how to become



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 2021 onwards) or in the high-end drama series (for international release in 2021) for which the actor is nominated
  • be at least 16 years old
  • be fluent in English

For general information please contact info@efp-online.com
For more information on the national selection, please contact the respective EFP member.

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