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2013’s Shooting Stars Selected – |

European Film Promotion (EFP) have chosen the ’10 exceptional young European actors’ selected for the 2013 Shooting Stars showcase, to be held at the Berlin Film Festival between February 9 – 11, 2013. Now in its 16th year, Shooting Stars aims to support and champion young European actors on the international stage.

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The 10 young actors were chosen from a panel of 27 by a  jury of international industry professionals, who took into account both the candidates’ body of work and their potential ability to expand their careers on the world’s acting stage.

Speaking about their final selection, the jury commented: “We are unanimously impressed by this new generation of European actors and the level of nominees. It is a perfect mix between astonishing newcomers and talents we had already seen before, but who have taken their careers to a new level this year. The selection process was not easy and we had tough choices to make. However, we are sure of one thing: our final choice will cast the spotlight on true artists who deserve this exposure. We are very curious to see how their careers develop in the future.”

2013′s Shooting Stars will be treated to a three-day programme of events during the Berlinale, including interviews with international Casting Directors, various presentations to the world’s film industry, a press conference and workshop. Each will also be honoured with the Shooting Stars Award in a ceremony held on the main festival stage.

The 2013 Shooting Stars are:

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (DENMARK)
Selected Films: A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære) by Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark 2012) The Keeper of the Lost Causes (Kvinden I Buret) by Mikkel Nørgaard (Denmark 2013)

Laura Birn (FINLAND)
Selected Films: Purge (Puhdistus) by Antti Jokinen (Finland 2012) Naked Harbour (Vuosaari) by Aku Louhimies (Finland 2012) August Fools (Mieletön Elokuu) by Taru Mäkelä (Finland, 2013)

Christa Théret (FRANCE)
Selected Films: La Brindille (Twiggy) by Emmanuelle Millet (France 2011) Renoir by Gilles Bourdos (France 2012) Freeway (Voie Rapide) by Christophe Sarh (France 2011)

Saskia Rosendahl (GERMANY)
Selected Films: Lore by Cate Shortland (Germany, Australia, UK, 2011) Happy Birthday (Zum Geburtsag) by Denis Dercourt (Germany, France 2013)

Luca Marinelli (ITALY)
Selected Films: Every Blessed Day (Tutti santi giorni) by Paolo Virzì (Italy 2012) Nina by Elisa Fuksas (Italy 2012) The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La solitudine dei numberi primi) by Saverio Costanzo (Italy 2009)

Selected Films: Three Worlds (Trois Mondes) by Catherine Corsini (France 2012) Baby by Daniel Mulloy (UK 2010), short film Lorna’s Silence (Le Silence de Lorna) by Jean Pierre & Luc Dardenne (France 2008)

Ada Condeescu (ROMANIA)
Selected Films: Loverboy by Catalin Mitulescu (Romania, Slovenia 2011) Wolf (Lupu) by Bogdan Mustata (Romania, Germany 2013) If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Eu cind vreau sa fluier, fluier) by Florin Serban (Romania, Slovenia 2010)

Jure Henigman (SLOVENIA)
Selected Films: A Trip (Izlet) by Nejc Gazvoda (Slovenia 2011) Feed me with your Words (Nahrani me z besedami) by Martik Turk (Slovenia 2012)

Nermina Lukač (SWEDEN)
Selected Films: Eat Sleep Die (Äta Sova Dö) by Gabriela Pichler (Sweden 2012)

Selected Films: Someone Like Me (Eine wen iig, dr Dällebach Kari) by Xavier Koller (Switzerland 2012) Fossil by Alex Walker (UK 2012) 180˚ by Cihan Inan (Switzerland, Germany 2010)