European Film Promotion announces 2016 European Shooting Stars

European Film Promotion (EFP), which receives funding through Creative Europe’s Access to Markets scheme, has revealed the actors selected for its 2016 European Shooting Stars initiative.

Chosen by a jury of industry experts, the ten talents are presented to the film world during the opening weekend of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival (11-21 February), where they will take part in a series of workshops and events with members of the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN), film and television agents and filmmakers.

The 2016 European Shooting Stars are: 

  • Martha Canga Antonio (Belgium)
  • Tihana Lazović (Croatia)
  • Lou de Laâge (France)
  • Jella Haase (Germany)
  • Daphné Patakia (Greece)
  • Atli Óskar Fjalarsson (Iceland)
  • Sara Serraiocco (Italy)
  • Reinout Scholten van Aschat (The Netherlands)
  • María Valverde (Spain) 
  • Kacey Mottet Klein (Switzerland)

Jury member Anamaria Marinca, Shooting Star in 2008, said: “Being a Shooting Star was exhilarating. Little did I know how problematic it would be as a jury member to try to select just ten participants from the 24 nominees put forward. We watched films from all over Europe, brimming with fresh young voices. Our final selection reflects the diversity and vitality of European Cinema. We are proud to present these emerging artists on a world stage at the Berlinale.”

Actors selected in previous years include Maisie Williams (United Kingdom), Daniel Brühl (Germany) and Alicia Vikander (Sweden). 

Read more about Shooting Stars on the European Commission's website.

Photo credits: Filip Van Roe (Martha Canga Antonio), Ana Mihalić (Tihana Lazović), Eric Guillemain (Lou de Laâge), Debora Brune (Jella Haase), Ruben Vega (María Valverde), Magnús Reynir Jónsson (Atli Óskar Fjalarsson), Emanuele Pasquet (Sara Serraiocco), Janita Sassen (Reinout Scholten van Aschat), Sarah Robine (Daphné Patakia), Laurine Mottet (Kacey Mottet Klein).