european shooting stars 2024: a huge thanks to our partners

Promoting a selection of the best upcoming European acting talent worldwide would not be possible without the support of numerous partners. European Film Promotion (°efp) would like to thank all of them.

EFP is offering ten selected up-and-coming talents an intensive, tailor-made programme to meet journalists, casting directors, producers and filmmakers during the 74th Berlin International Film Festival. The four-day programme (16 - 19 February 2024) provides a unique opportunity to build up a professional network the ten talents need to launch their international careers, closing with the European Shooting Stars Awards ceremony at the Berlinale Palast.

All this would not be possible without the generous and precious support of the dedicated partners of the programme:


Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Ever since the start of the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS programme, Creative Europe MEDIA has financially supported the development, distribution and promotion of European films as well as the audiovisual industry. MEDIA has been a crucial partner in making EFP’s flagship initiative happen. Thanks to this unwavering commitment, the programme has evolved into a significant industry event that brings together talent, casting directors, filmmakers and producers.


Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and German Films

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, which provides national funding for arts and culture in Germany, and German Films, have been essential partners in developing EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and its Actors Industry Network over the years.

Berlin International Film Festival

The Berlinale is one of the largest public film festivals in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe each year. For the film industry and the media, the eleven days in February are also one of the most important events in the annual calendar and an indispensable trading forum. From the very beginning of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, the Berlinale and its industry platform Berlinale Co-Production Market as long-standing and loyal partners of the programme, provide the stage and worldwide publicity for the ten up-and-coming talents.

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

One of the most influential German regional film funding organisations has been a trusted and passionate supporter of the programme from the start. In addition to their important financial commitment, the institution presents the European Shooting Stars at a reception giving their promotion an additional boost


Spotlight, the internationally acclaimed casting platform that has been connecting performers with roles in theatre, television, and film productions since 1927, is partnering with EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS for the fourth consecutive year. With studios in London’s West End and a team of people across the world as part of Talent Systems, Spotlight is truly the home of casting.



Variety has presented the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS to the international film industry since 2010. The publication has been the seminal voice of the entertainment industry for more than 115 years and counting and is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print, and branded events and summits.


EFP also wishes to thank Screen International, Blickpunkt:Film and Cineuropa for their longstanding support of the initiative. Our thanks also go to the online platform partners HeyUGuys and Festival Scope.


The International Casting Directors Association (ICDA) has played a crucial role in building up the Actors Industry Network. The ICDA is a professional Association and a proud partner of the EFP's AIN events, counting 122 members from 34 countries from all around the world. ICDA members are casting directors all working internationally, who have an organic and sustainable interest in meeting the European Shooting Stars and consider them for their future castings. Around 40 ICDA members will attend this year's Shooting Stars events.


EFP would like to express a special thanks to the national film promotion institutes and film centres from the Shooting Stars’ countries (EFP’s member organisations): Bulgarian National Film Center, Cinecittà (Italy), Flanders Image, German Films, Georgian National Film Center, Lithuanian Film Centre, Polish Film Institute, Unifrance, Screen Ireland / Fís Éireann and Swedish Film Institute. Only their nominations made it possible to discover the up-and-coming talents of their respective countries.

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