Shooting Stars Award
The Shooting Stars Award is annually presented to ten young European actors at the Berlin International Film Festival. It was introduced in 1998 by European Film Promotion (EFP), a pan-European network of film promotion and export organisations, and is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU. The Shooting Stars initiative promotes young European acting talent and their careers and thus European film.
The up-and-coming actors are presented with the Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2012, the award was donated by main sponsor TESiRO, a Chinese jewellery company. During the festival, the Shooting Stars are presented to the film industry (meetings with international casting directors, film directors and producers) as well as to the public and the international media (press conference, photo shootings).
Based on certain criteria, each EFP member organisations can nominate an actor/actress who is then presented to an international jury of experts who select the ten Shooting Stars, based on the actor's performance in his or her most recent films. The jury members for 2012 are Thure Lindhardt, Danish actor and former Shooting Star himself, Academy Award-winning Dutch director Marleen Gorris, German Casting Director Simone Bär, Romanian producer Ada Solomon and British film critic Matt Mueller.
Some of today's most renowned actors started their career receiving the Shooting Stars Award, among them Daniel Craig, Oscar-Winner Rachel Weisz, Daniel Brühl, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Nicolas Cazalé, Nina Hoss, Ludivine Sagnier, Elio Germano, Maria Bonnevie and David Kross.
|1998||Juan Diego Botto (Spain)
Fritz Karl (Austria)
Victor Löw (The Netherlands)
Michaël Pas (Belgium)
Melvil Poupaud (France)
Lars Simonsen (Denmark)
Jürgen Vogel (Germany)
|Beatriz Batarda (Portugal)
Clotilde Courau (France)
Sabriana Leurquin (Belgium)
Labina Mitevska (United Kingdom)
Franka Potente (Germany)
Ingrid Rubio (Spain)
Anneke von der Lippe (Norway)
Vicky Volioti (Greece)
Rachel Weisz (United Kingdom)
|1999||Moritz Bleibtreu (Germany)
Mathieu Demy (France)
Renos Haralambidis (Greece)
Diogo Infante (Portugal)
Eduardo Noriega (Spain)
Paul Ronan (Ireland)
Christian Schmidt (Austria)
Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson (Iceland)
Johan Widerberg (Sweden)
|Soraya Gomaa (Switzerland)
Iben Hjejle (Denmark)
Kelly Macdonald (United Kingdom)
Ana Moreira (Portugal)
Maria Schrader (Germany)
Rachael Stirling (United Kingdom)
Alexia Stresi (France)
Tamar van den Dop (The Netherlands)
Leonor Watling (Spain)
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