17. Februar 2023
European Shooting Stars: celebrating acting and european spirit
Coming to Berlin from all over Europe the group of ten outstanding acting talents finally arrived today to start their busy days in Germany‘s capital.
Their tailor-made schedule of events include industry panels and meetings with casting directors, the international press, the jury and producers. Presented during the Berlin International Film Festival, the 26th edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS culminates in a glamourous awards ceremony at the Berlinale Palast on Monday 20 February, where each actress and actor will be honoured with the European Shooting Stars Award.
The European Shooting Stars 2023 are: Joely Mbundu (Belgium), Alina Tomnikov (Finland), Leonie Benesch (Germany), Thorvaldur Kristjansson (Iceland), Benedetta Porcaroli (Italy), Yannick Jozefzoon(The Netherlands), Kristine Kujath Thorp (Norway), Judith State (Romania), Gizem Erdogan (Sweden) and Kayije Kagame (Switzerland).
Throughout its 25 plus years, EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS has been an important stepping-stone for the selected talent’s international careers – notable Shooting Stars of recent years include: Matilda de Angelis (Atlas, The Undoing), Bill Skarsgård (It, It Chapter 2), Carey Mulligan (She Said, The Dig, Promising Young Woman, The Great Gatsby), Alba Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro), Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Beckett, Tomb Raider), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Riz Ahmed (Encounter, Sound of Metal, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Mogul Mowgli), George MacKay (Munich – The Edge of War, 1917), Daniel Brühl (All Quiet on the Western Front) and Louis Hofmann (The Forger).
EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS is made possible thanks to the support of Creative Europe – the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Spotlight, as well as the participating national film promotion institutes and film centres from the Shooting Stars’ countries (EFP’s member organisations): With special thanks to German Films, Cinecittà (Italy), Finnish Film Foundation, Icelandic Film Centre, Norwegian Film Institute, Romanian Film Development, SEE NL (The Netherlands), Swedish Film Institute, SWISS FILMS and Wallonie Bruxelles Images (Belgium).
EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS’ main media partner is Variety, with additional media partners: Screen International, Cineuropa, Blickpunkt:Film, HeyUGuys and Festival Scope as as well as International Casting Directors Association, who is partner of Actors Industry Network
On the picture f.l.t.r.: Benedetta Porcaroli (Italy),Yannick Jozefzoon (The Netherlands), Thorvaldur Kristjansson (Iceland), Kristine Kujath Thorp (Norway), Joely Mbundu (Belgium), Kayije Kagame (Switzerland), Alina Tomnikov (Finland), Judith State (Romania), Leonie Benesch (Germany) and Gizem Erdogan (Sweden)/Photo: Harald Fuhr