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Ten new Shooting Stars head to Berlin

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Ten new Shooting Stars head to Berlin

The European Film Promotion has announced the names of the ten emerging actors who will take part in the Shooting Stars 2009 event at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival (February 5-15, 2009).

The future ambassadors of European cinema are Cyron Melville (Fighter [+see also:
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, Denmark), Samuli Vauramo (Beauty and the Bastard) [+see also:
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, Finland), Hafsia Herzi (The Secret of the Grain [+see also:
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, France), David Kross (The Reader, Germany), Orsi Tóth (Delta [+see also:
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, Hungary), Sarah Bolger (Stormbreaker [+see also:
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, Ireland), Alba Caterina Rohrwacher (Giovanna's Father, Italy), Verónica Echegui (I am Juani [+see also:
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, Spain), Celine Bolomey (Du bruit dans la tête [+see also:
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, Switzerland) and Carey Mulligan (And When Did You Last See Your Father? [+see also:
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, United Kingdom).

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The ten talented actors were chosen by a jury comprising Belgian filmmaker Marion Hänsel, Spanish producer Antonio Saura, British film historian Peter Cowie, Portuguese casting director Patricia Vasconcelos and Macedonian actress Labina Mitevska.

In 2009 the 12th edition of the Shooting Stars event will take place from Saturday 7 to Monday 9 February at the Berlinale, where the ten chosen actors will be presented to leading filmmakers and industry personnel as well as attend high profile events at the Festival. During their time at the Festival they will be invited to attend master-classes and workshops to bring them into contact with industry professionals and decision makers.

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