L’EFP annonce la composition du jury de la 26e édition des Shooting Stars européennes

– Cinq experts vont sélectionner les jeunes comédiens montants les plus prometteurs d’Europe qui participeront à la nouvelle édition de l’initiative, organisée dans le cadre du Festival de Berlin 2023

L’EFP annonce la composition du jury de la 26e édition des Shooting Stars européennes

(g-d, de haut en bas) Jan Komasa, Rebecca van Unen, Maria Ekerhovd, Leo Barraclough et Veronica Echegui

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Five acclaimed experts selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) have the challenging task of deciding which of the 27 nominated acting talents will take part in the upcoming edition of European Shooting Stars (17-20 February, 2023) at the Berlin International Film Festival.

With their extensive experience in different fields of the film industry, the jury members will select the ten most talented and internationally versatile actresses and actors from the 27 candidates nominated by their national film promotion institutes and film centres, which comprise the member organisations of EFP.

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“We are delighted to have this renowned group of jury members joining us this year. Their experience will ensure that the selection is top-notch, and will greatly enrich the overall programme. We are looking forward to their discoveries and a new cohort of up-and-coming European acting talent” says Tina Hajon, Programme Director of the European Shooting Stars.

Polish jury member, Jan Komasa, is a director and screenwriter, whose films have premiered or been honoured in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Tribeca, Toronto, Palm Springs and Chicago. His multi-award-winning film, Corpus Christi [+lire aussi :
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, was nominated for an Oscar as Best International Film. He is joined by award-winning producer Maria Ekerhovd founder of the Norwegian production company Mer Film. Her most recent productions include The Innocents [+lire aussi :
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 by Eskil Vogt, and Gunnar Vikene’s War Sailor [+lire aussi :
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, the 2023 Norwegian entry for the Oscars. Ekerhovd was also the Norwegian co-producer on Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s triple Oscar nominee, Flee [+lire aussi :
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, which was awarded best documentary at the European Film Awards. Spanish actress, director, and former European Shooting Star Veronica Echegui caught the eye of the industry and public with films such as I Am Juani [+lire aussi :
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, which earned her a Goya nomination in 2006 and Kathmandu Lullaby [+lire aussi :
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for which she won her first Gaudi Award in 2012. She has worked on numerous international projects such as US series Fortitude and Trust, and in 2022 she won a Goya Award for Best Short Film for Tótem Loba, this time, in her debut as a screenwriter and director. Dutch casting director Rebecca van Unen has cast a diverse mix of critically acclaimed projects with credits that include Winter in Wartime [+lire aussi :
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 by Martin Koolhoven and Layla M [+lire aussi :
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by Mijke de Jong. Recent projects include Matthijs van Heijningen’s The Forgotten Battle and Jamila Zbanic’s Quo Vadis Aida [+lire aussi :
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which was nominated for an Oscar as Best International Film and won Best Film, Director, Screenwriter, and Actress at the 2021 European Film Awards. Rounding out the jury is Variety’s international features editor Leo Barraclough who also writes for the publication and edits many of their e-Show Dailies. Prior to joining Variety, he was features editor, and then managing editor of Screen International. He started in film and TV trade journalism at Moving Pictures International, where he was news editor and then deputy editor.

The 2023 European Shooting Stars will be announced in mid-December. At the Berlin International Film Festival the ten selected talents will take part in a four-day programme of networking as well as industry and press events, culminating in the glamorous presentation of the European Shooting Stars Awards at the Berlinale Palast.

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