European Film Promotion welcomes actors to Copenhagen
SHOOTING STARS as presenters for
Eight of Europe's best actors, who were named as SHOOTING STARS at the Berlinale in previous years, will serve as presenters at the 21st European Film Awards (EFA) ceremony in Copenhagen on the 6th of December. Introduced not long ago in Berlin as newcomers to the world's film scene, they are now sought-after names internationally, ready to be ambassadors for European cinema at the EFA ceremony this year. As of 1998, the SHOOTING STARS event has been supported by the EU's MEDIA Programme.
European Film Promotion (EFP), the promotional network for European cinema and initiator of SHOOTING STARS, is pleased to welcome to Copenhagen Stefano Accorsi from Italy, Stine Fischer Christensen from Denmark, Anna Geislerová from the Czech Republic, Hannah Herzsprung from Germany, Thure Lindhardt from Denmark, Anamaria Marinca from Romania, Labina Mitevska from Macedonia (member of the SHOOTING STARS' jury 2009) and Mark O'Halloran from Ireland. For their lead roles in Flame and Citron Thure Lindhardt and Mads Mikkelsen are nominated as 'Best Actor' at the European Film Awards in 2008.
Marion Döring, Director of the European Film Academy says: "Like European Film Promotion with the SHOOTING STARS programme, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions are aiming - through the annual European Film Awards - to bring European films to the audience. Actors play a vital role in raising the public's attention because they are the ones the audiences identify with. This is also the reason why in the European Film Awards ceremony most of the awards are presented by actors - thus serving as ambassadors of the film cultures in Europe."
SHOOTING STARS at the EFA Ceremony in Copenhagen 2008
Stefano Accorsi, Italy, SHOOTING STAR 2001 Recent Films: Baby Blues by Diane Bertrand Romanzo Criminale by Michele Placido Un Viaggio Chiamato Amore by Michele Placido
Stine F. Christensen, Denmark, SHOOTING STAR 2008 Recent Films: Vilde Svaner by Ghita N¢rby, Peter Flinth Echo by Anders Morgenthaler After The Wedding by Susanne Bier
Anna Geislerová, Czech Republic, SHOOTING STAR 2004 Recent Films: Medvidek by Jan Hřebejk
Beauty in Trouble by Jan Hřebejk Something like Happiness by Bohdan Sláma
Hannah Herzsprung, Germany, SHOOTING STAR 2008 Recent Films: The Reader by Stephen Daldry 10 Seconds by Nicolai Rohde Four Minutes by Chris Kraus
Thure Lindhardt, Denmark, SHOOTING STAR 2000 Recent Films: Angels & Demons by Ron Howard Into the Wild by Sean Penn Flame and Citron by Ole Christian Madsen
Anamaria Marinca, Romania, SHOOTING STAR 2008 Recent Films: The Countess by Julie Delpy Youth without Youth by Francis Ford Coppola 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu
Labina Mitevska, UK, SHOOTING STAR 1998 Recent Films: I am from Titov Veles by Teona Strugar Mitevska Warchild by Christian Wagner Loners by David Ondricek
Mark O'Halloran, Ireland, SHOOTING STAR 2005 Recent Films: Garage by Lenny Abrahamson (screenwriter) Adam and Paul by Lenny Abrahamson (actor and screenwriter)
EFP is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by its member organisations. In addition, promotion and PR activities are backed by the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC). Main Sponsor of SHOOTING STARS 2009 is Studio Babelsberg. The event moreover is supported by Volkswagen, Arvato and Filmstiftung NRW GmbH. The Hamburg-based office is financially supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Cultural Department of the City of Hamburg.