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SHOOTING STARS 2022

EFP presents the 2022 European Shooting Stars

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- Seven actresses and three actors will be presented in an exclusive hybrid programme during this year’s Berlinale, now adapted to the current Covid protocol

EFP presents the 2022 European Shooting Stars

EFP (European Film Promotion) has announced the ten emerging European talents for this year’s 25th anniversary edition of European Shooting Stars. From 11-14 February, seven actresses and three actors will be presented to the international press, the industry, and the public in an exclusive hybrid programme during this year’s 72nd Berlin International Film Festival (10-20 February), now adapted to the current Covid protocol (read news). One of the programme’s many highlights will be the European Shooting Stars Awards Ceremony on 14 February at the Berlinale Palast.

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"Although this year we sadly cannot meet in person, we invite you to join, discover and celebrate the best in rising European acting talent, while staying safe at home. We are thrilled that we have been able to create a digital experience via our online 'Home of Acting Talent’ , that will open its doors and emulate the spirit of our annual physical events by offering 3 days of specially-curated press, industry and public-facing promotion and networking activities for this year’s chosen talent”, says EFP’s Managing Director Sonja Heinen.

The ten talents selected by a jury of industry experts (read news) are: Gracija Filipović (Croatia), Marie Reuther (Denmark), Anamaria Vartolomei (France), Emilio Sakraya (Germany), Clare Dunne (Ireland), Hanna van Vliet (The Netherlands), João Nunes Monteiro (Portugal), Timon Sturbej (Slovenia), Evin Ahmad (Sweden) and Souheila Yacoub (Switzerland).

Her collaborative work with director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović has brought Gracija Filipović from Croatia international recognition and acclaim. Filipović's first leading role in a feature film was in Kusijanović' Murina [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
interview: Gracija Filipovic
film profile
]
, which was awarded the Camera d'Or in Cannes.

Marie Reuther from Denmark convinced with her transformative performance and the obvious joy of acting in her debut lead in HBO’s first Danish-language mystery thriller Kamikaze. For her performance, she was honoured with the Best Actress Award at Series Mania in Lille, France.

Anamaria Vartolomei from France stars in the Golden Lion winner Happening [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Anamaria Vartolomei
film profile
]
 by Audrey Diwan. The extensive filmography of the young actress, who starred alongside Isabelle Huppert in My Little Princess [+see also:
trailer
interview: Anamaria Vartolomei
film profile
]
at the age of eleven, also includes feature films like How to Be a Good Wife [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Anamaria Vartolomei
film profile
]
.

Emilio Sakraya from Germany was nominated for Til Schweiger's The Salvation of the World as We Know It [+see also:
interview: Emilio Sakraya
film profile
]
, but he previously starred in several films and series. In Fatih Akin's upcoming feature Rheingold, Emilio plays the lead, rapper Xatar.

Well-known for her leading role and as co-writer of the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning feature Herself [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Clare Dunne
film profile
]
, directed by Phyllida LloydClare Dunne from Ireland starred as Amanda in the first season of the notable AMC+ and RTE series KIN.

For her role in ANNE+, which she also co-created, Hanna van Vliet from The Netherlands received a Golden Calf nomination as Best Actress in a drama series at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2020.

Portuguese actor João Nunes Monteiro’s credits include feature films such as Mosquito [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: João Nunes Monteiro
film profile
]
by João Nuno Pinto, for which he won the Cinema Academy Sophia Award as Best Actor. The jury was impressed by his performance in Miguel Gomes and Maureen Fazendeiro's The Tsugua Diaries [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: João Nunes Monteiro
interview: Maureen Fazendeiro and Migu…
film profile
]
which premiered in last year’s Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.

Timon Sturbej from Slovenia is a multi-award winning theatre and film actor who received high praise from the experts. His well-known films are Consequences [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Darko Štante
interview: Timon Sturbej
film profile
]
 by Darko Stante as well as his nominated film, Riders/Spring Dreaming, by Dominik Mencej, which will be released this year.

Swedish actress and writer Evin Ahmad - already well known for her roles in films like Beyond Dreams [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Evin Ahmad
film profile
]
 - was nominated as a Shooting Star for the Swedish Netflix Original series Snabba Cash [+see also:
interview: Evin Ahmad
series profile
]
, adapted from best-selling author Jens Lapidus’ Stockholm Noir crime trilogy.

Souheila Yacoub from Switzerland has already worked with renowned directors such as Gaspar Noé and Philippe Garrel, starred in the series Savages [+see also:
series review
interview: Souheila Yacoub
series profile
]
and No Man’s Land [+see also:
interview: Souheila Yacoub
series profile
]
 and was at last year's Cannes Film Festival with two films in which she plays the leading roles: A Brighter Tomorrow [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Souheila Yacoub
film profile
]
 by Yassine Qnia and in the nominated film The Braves [+see also:
film review
interview: Souheila Yacoub
film profile
]
 by Anaïs Volpe.

Read more about each European Shooting Star and the full events programme here, and stay tuned to watch our interviews with all of them.

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