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SHOOTING STARS 2021

EFP announces 2021 Shooting Stars jury members

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- The 24th edition of the initiative will introduce 10 up-and-coming actors and actresses to press and industry during the Berlinale in February 2021

EFP announces 2021 Shooting Stars jury members
(l-r) Antoneta Kastrati, Cassandra Han and René Ezra

The 24th edition of EFP's European Shooting Stars will introduce 10 up-and-coming actors and actresses to press and industry during the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2021.

The agency has announced the appointment of this year's jury, consisting of three industry experts who will select the ten fresh European acting talents from the candidates who have been nominated by their national film promotion institutes. The jury consists of Kosovan director Antoneta Kastrati, whose highly acclaimed and awarded feature film debut Zana [+see also:
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celebrated its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival 2019, and was Kosovo's entry for the 2020 Oscars; American casting director Cassandra Han, whose Italian credits include Ford v. Ferrari by James Mangold, A Hidden Life [+see also:
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by Terrence Malick and the ongoing Netflix series Barbarians, by Barbara Eder and Steve Saint Leger; and the former Producer on the Move from Denmark, René Ezra, who recently produced the critically aclaimed series The Investigation by Tobias Lindholm and Queen of Hearts [+see also:
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by May el-Toukhy, winner of the audience award at Sundance and three prizes at Göteborg Film Festival. René has also produced the Oscar nominated A War [+see also:
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by Tobias Lindholm. Other projects include A Perfectly Normal Family [+see also:
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by Malou ReymannA Hijacking [+see also:
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by Tobias Lindholm, R [+see also:
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by Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer, and Northwest [+see also:
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, Key House Mirror [+see also:
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and Before the Frost [+see also:
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by Michael Noer.

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"We are looking forward to highlighting once again 10 new acting discoveries from upcoming films and works-in-progress from across Europe, introducing them to the film industry, the media and the public - digitally and hopefully in person. Coronavirus is not stopping outstanding talent", says EFP's Managing Director Sonja Heinen. "The Berlinale and the European Shooting Stars are linked through a longstanding fruitful partnership, which will happily continue in 2021. We are excited to meet the next 10 talents elected for the Award", says Mariette Rissenbeek, the Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival.

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