10 rising European stars honored at the Berlin International Film Festival
the French Anamaria Vartolomei, star of “Happening”, winner of the Golden Lion of Venice by Audrey Diwan; Ireland’s Clare Dunne, whose character on AMC’s Dublin series “Kin” has been dubbed “the Tony Soprano wife”; and Croatian Gracija Filipovic, who caused a stir in Alamat Kusijanovic’s ‘Murina’, winner of the Cannes 2021 Camera d’or, are among the 10 young actors selected by European Film Promotion for the 25th anniversary edition of the European Shooting Stars.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the VET, which is the umbrella organization for national film agencies across Europe, will spotlight these outstanding talents with a hybrid event culminating with an in-person awards ceremony on the red carpet on February 14 in Berlin during the film festival. .
This year’s list of Shooting Stars – seven women, three men – was chosen from a pool of nominations by a jury consisting of Swedish-Georgian filmmaker Levan Akin; Timka Grin, who is president of the Intl. Casting Directors’ Network (ICDN) and comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina; former Italian Shooting Star Sara Serraiocco; producer Bernard Michaux, from Luxembourg; and Yun-hua Chen, film scholar and curator based in Germany.