European Shooting Stars Announced to Hybrid 25th anniversary Edition

European Film Promotion announced the 10 emerging young actors who were selected for the 25th Edition of European Shooting Stars. This promotional event, which is held during the Berlinale, has helped to boost the careers of many top talent such as Riz Ahmed and Alba Rohrwacher.

Omicron-related constraints this year’s Shooting Stars is taking place as a hybrid edition comprising some online events being scheduled before the Berlinale, while others will take place on-site during the festival. One of the program’s highlights will be the European Shooting Stars Awards Ceremony set for February 14 at the Berlinale Palast.

The ten selected European Shooting Stars for 2022 are: Gracija Filipović (Croatia); Marie Reuther (Denmark); Anamaria Vartolomei (France); Emilio Sakraya (Germany); Clare Dunne (Ireland); Hanna van Vliet (The Netherlands); João Nunes Monteiro (Portugal); Timon Sturbej (Slovenia); Evin Ahmad (Sweden) and Souheila Yacoub (Switzerland).

This year’s roster – three men and seven women – of standout actors picked from a pool of nominations from across Europe and deemed to have the chops for an international career were selected by a jury consisting of: Swedish-Georgian filmmaker Levan Akin; Timka Grin, who is president of the International Casting Director’s Network (ICDN) and is from Bosnia and Herzegovina; former Italian European Shooting Star Sara Serraiocco; producer Bernard Michaux, who is from  Luxembourg, and Germany-based film scholar and curator Yun-hua Chen.

The jury was praised Gracija Filipović for her breakout role in recent Cannes Camera d’Or winner ‘Murina,’Directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic While Marie Reuther made an impression with her “transformative”Performance in her first lead role “Kamikaze,” which is HBO’s first Danish-language mystery thriller, a European Film Promotion statement said.

Anamaria Vartolomei plays the role of the Anne, a talented literature student in Venice Golden Lion winner “Happening”Audrey Diwan, a performance highly praised VarietyGuy Lodge is a critic “career elevating.” Emilio Sakraya, who was nominated for his turn in Til Schweiger’s “The Salvation of the World as We Know It, will be playing the lead – a rapper named Xatar – in Fatih Akin’s upcoming feature “Rheingold.” 

Clare Dunne received praises for her performance in Amanda Kinsella’s AMC Plus/RTE crime series. “Kin,” which follows her lead role as Sandra in Phyllida Lloyd’s film “Herself,”This she co-wrote.

 Hanna van Vliet was chosen for her role in “Anne+,”The sHere are some eries about a Dutch lesbian of 20 who has traveled extensively and is now living in the United States. co-created.

João Nunes Monteiro impressed with the “quiet intensity and respectful authenticity” of his performance in Miguel Gomes and Marueen Fazendeiro’s “The Tsugua Diaries” which premiered in this year’s Director’s Fortnight at Cannes.

The jury picked Timon Sturbej for his past work in Darko Stante’s “Consequences”The next pic “Riders/Spring Dreaming”Dominik Mencej tells the story of two friends from a small Slovenian town who turn their mopeds to choppers and set off on a journey that will be released later in the year.

Evin Ahmad was selected to be the protagonist in the Swedish Netflix Original series “Snabba Cash,”She plays a young, single mother who gets entangled with the criminal underworld.

Souheila Yacoub is a Cannes veteran who was there last year to see two films in which her role as the lead. “A Brighter Tomorrow,” (“De bas étage”) Yassine Qnia “The Braves” by Anaïs Volpe, the pic that got her Shooting Stars status. Variety critic Jessica Kiang praised Yacoub’s performance in “The Braves”She said she had “a very appealing presence”Displayed on screen

As in the past editions Shooting Stars will involve a special international press presentation, exposure to the  the film industry and the Berlin public, and opportunities for the rising starts to meet casting directors, producers and filmmakers.

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