Here are the 10 shooting stars nominees

EUROPE’S HOTTEST YOUNG ACTORS TO BE REWARDED AT UPCOMING BERLINALE

This year, ten exceptional young European actors have been selected as the 2013 SHOOTING STARS by the European Film Promotion (EFP). They will be rewarded during the 63rd Berlinale and it will be showcased from February 9 to February 11. The jury is made of international industry professionals who chose the talents for their outstanding work in feature films and their potential ability to expand their careers on the world’s acting stage. Originally, 27 candidates were submitted for final selection, but only 10 have been chosen.

EFP’s annual talent platform SHOOTING STARS – Europe’s Best Young Actors – is financially supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, and the participating EFP members. Furthermore the project is supported by its cooperation partners.

The SHOOTING STARS 2013 will attend a three-day programme of events during the Berlinale that includes one-on-one interviews with international Casting Directors, various presentations to the world’s film industry, a press conference, photoshoots and a workshop. The programme culminates in a glitzy awards ceremony where each of the talent will be honoured by the Berlinale with the SHOOTING STARS Award – presented by TESIRO – on the main festival stage.

Here is what the jury comments:

“We are unanimously impressed by this new generation of European actors and the level of nominees. It is a perfect mix between astonishing newcomers and talents we had already seen before, but who have taken their careers to a new level this year. The selection process was not easy and we had tough choices to make. However, we are sure of one thing: our final choice will cast the spotlight on true artists who deserve this exposure. We are very curious to see how their careers develop in the future.”

Following in the footsteps of former SHOOTING STARS including Alicia Vikander, Carey Mulligan, Mélanie Laurent, Zrinka Cvitešić, Domhnall Gleeson, Elena Anaya and Moritz Bleibtreu, the annual event, now in its 16th year, aims to support and champion young European actors and provides them with professional contacts to help take them to the next big step in their international careers.

Italy is represented by Luca Marinelli. He has been nominated by The Istituto Luce Cinecittà for his role in Every Blessed Day (Tutti I santi giorni) by Paolo Virzì and for his role in The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La solitudine dei numeri primi) by Saverio Costanzo. The Jury says of him that “his hypnotic innocent look – a major and rare quality for an actor – illuminates Every Blessed Day where is acting is very understated and unlike anything else we have seen.”

The 9 other SHOOTING STARS are from everywhere in Europe: Denmark is represented by Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Finland by Laura Bim, France by Christa Théret, Germany by Saskia Rosendahl, Republic of Kosovo by Arta Dobroshi, Romania by Ada Condeescu, Slovenia by Jure Henigman, Sweden by Nermina Lukac and Switzerland by Carla Juri.