Agata Buzek - Shooting Star 2010
European Film Promotion (EFP) announced today the ten Shooting Stars of 2010, who will be introduced at its annual presentation of new acting talent at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from across Europe have been chosen from a list of 21 potential candidates identified by the EFP’s pan-European member organisations. Shooting Stars is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
The following actors have been selected: Zrinka Cvitešić (Croatia), Kryštof Hádek (Czech Republic), Pihla Viitala (Finland), Lotte Verbeek (The Netherlands), Robert Sheehan (Ireland), Michele Riondino (Italy), Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Norway), Agata Buzek (Poland), Dragos Bucur (Romania) and Edward Hogg (United Kingdom).
This year’s jury consists of: Karl Baumgartner (Germany – Producer), Leo Davis (UK – Casting Director), Steven Gaydos (USA – Publishing Editor), Ana Geislerová (Czech Republic – Actress) and Giuseppe Piccioni (Italy – Director). Each of the nominated actors has been chosen for their outstanding work in feature films.
“As we worked individually and then met as a group, it was clear to all of us on the jury that this was an unusually rich year for European acting talent. Choosing ten actors was both difficult and exciting. When we had completed our task we discovered that this was a strong year especially for talent from Eastern Europe. We also learned that the telling of challenging stories and new, dynamic filmmaking styles were assisted immeasurably by the contributions of these brave performers.“
In 2010 the 13th edition of the Shooting Stars event will take place from Saturday 13 to Monday 15 February at the Berlinale, where the ten chosen actors will be presented to leading filmmakers and industry personnel as well as attend high profile events at the Festival. The highlight of the event will be when Festival Director Dieter Kosslick introduces the Shooting Stars to the Berlinale-Palast audience on Monday 15th February and gives out the Shooting Stars Awards – sponsored by Studio Babelsberg handed out to the young actors.
Shooting Stars is a unique pan-European initiative which helps to put emerging new acting talent at the forefront for the busy film and entertainment agenda which unfolds each year at the Berlinale.
For further information go to www.shooting-stars.eu.