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SHOOTING STARS 2022

EFP announces jury for 25th edition of European Shooting Stars

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- Five industry experts are going to select Europe’s most promising up-and-coming acting talents for the new edition of the initiative, set to take place at the 2022 Berlinale

EFP announces jury for 25th edition of European Shooting Stars
(l-r, top to bottom) Bernard Michaux, Sara Serraiocco, Timka Grin, Levin Akin and Yun-hua Chen

Five industry experts selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) are waiting in the wings to select Europe's most promising up-and-coming acting talents for the 25th edition of European Shooting Stars (11-14 February, 2022) at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival.

The jury consists of the Swedish filmmaker of Georgian descent Levan Akin, known for such films as Certain People and The Circle [+see also:
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as well as being director of the critically acclaimed And Then We Danced [+see also:
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 which was Sweden's 2019 Oscar entry; the casting director Timka Grin from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who cast such films as As If I Am Not There [+see also:
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 by Juanita Wilson, Death in Sarajevo [+see also:
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 by Danis Tanovic, which won the Jury Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 66th Berlinale, and most recently Murina [+see also:
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by this year's Camera D'Or winner Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic; the former European Shooting Star Sara Serraiocco from Italy, known for her roles as Baldwin in the US series Counterpart alongside J.K. Simmons, as Nora in No Country for the Young [+see also:
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by Giovanni Veronesi, and as Giulia in Marco Danieli's Wordly Girl [+see also:
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 - the role which garnered her the "Premio Pasinetti" of the National Guild of Film Critics as Best Actress, among others. The jury also includes Luxembourgish film producer Bernard Michaux who has produced, inter alia, Collective [+see also:
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 by Alexander Nanau, which was nominated in the Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film categories at the 93th Academy Awards, The Restless [+see also:
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 by Joachim Lafosse as well as the animated film Where Is Anne Frank [+see also:
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by Ari Folman, which is currently nominated for the 2021 European Film Awards (European Animated Feature Film). The jury is rounded off by the German-based film scholar and curator Yun-hua Chen whose articles and film reviews in the English, Chinese and German language can be found in the Directory of World Cinema, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Film International, Cinephilia and several edited volumes.

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The jury will select the ten most talented and internationally versatile actresses and actors from the 23 candidates who have been nominated by their national film promotion institutes, EFP’s member organisations. In Berlin, the ten talents, to be announced in mid-January, will take part in a four-day programme of networking as well as industry and press events, culminating in the award ceremony.

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