The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2020 Off to a Flying Start

ESS ArrivalEuropean Shootings Stars 2020 © Harald Fuhr / EFP

The image shows from left to rightPääru Oja (Estonia),Ella Rumpf (Switzerland), Jonas Dassler (Germany), Levan Gelbakhiani (Georgia), Bilal Wahib (The Netherlands), Martina Apostolova (Bulgaria), Victoria Carmen Sonne (Denmark), Joana Ribeiro (Portugal), Zita Hanrot (France), Bartosz Bielenia (Poland)

21th February 2020, Berlin: The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2020 – selected among outstanding up-and-coming talent from across Europe – have arrived in Berlin today to start their busy tailor-made schedules of profile-raising events, including industry panels and meetings with casting directors, agents, producers and other important players in the industry. Presented during the Berlin International Film Festival, the 23rd edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS culminates with the Awards Ceremony on Monday 24 February, providing the actors and actresses with their red-carpet Berlinale moment.

EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS is considered an important stepping stone towards an international career – most notable actors of recent years include: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, The Great Gatsby), Alba Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro), Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Mogul Mowgli, Berlinale2020), and George MacKay (1917). EFP’s talent platform is financially supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the respective national film institutes, EFP’s member organisations as well as our loyal partners.

The 2020 European Shooting Stars are supported by their national film institutes: Bulgarian National Film Center, Danish Film Institute, Estonian Film Institute, Georgian National Film Center, German Films, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual I.P. / ICA (Portugal), Polish Film Institute, SEE NL (The Netherlands), SWISS FILMS and UniFrance.

The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS press presentation – a hosted Q&A, followed by individual interview opportunities – will take place on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Audi Berlinale Lounge.

Organic Publicity:
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Julia Nowicka, Tel: +44 7870  808 147
Dheeraj Agnihotri, Tel: +44 7538 389 131

 European Film Promotion (EFP):
Karin Dix (Project Director), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: +49 40 398 40 30
Doris Bandhold (Press), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile at Berlin: +49 179 652 15 76

Further photos of the events will be available for download HERE

EFP (European Film Promotion) is an international network of film promotion institutes from 37 countries from throughout Europe, each representing their national films and talent abroad. Under the EFP flag, these organisations team up to jointly promote the diversity and spirit of European cinema and talent at key film festivals and markets, in particular outside of Europe.
The Hamburg-based office is backed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg.


EFP's programme EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS is additionally backed by

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