Kościukiewicz Selected as 2014 Shooting Star

Mateusz Kościukiewicz. Fot. Magda Wunsche


Mateusz Kościukiewicz is one of ten European actors selected as the 2014 Shooting Stars. The actor was nominated for the title by the Polish Film Institute.

2014 Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars is a programme created by European Film Promotion (EFP) aimed at promoting young European acting talents. This year, Mateusz Kościukiewicz’s fellow Shooting Stars include Danica Curcic (Denmark), Maria Dragus (Germany), Miriam Karlkvist (Italy), Marwan Kenzari (Netherlands), Jakob Oftebro (Norway), Cosmina Stratan (Romania), Nikola Rakocevic (Serbia), Edda Magnason (Sweden), and George MacKay (United Kingdom).

24 Candidates

The final list of ten Shooting Stars were selected among 24 candidates nominated by members of European Film Promotion (EFP). Mateusz Kościukiewicz was nominated by the Polish Film Institute. The selection of European acting talent based on their prior acting experience was made by international jury members: Norwegian actor and past Shooting Stars participant Anders Baasmo Christiansen, UK-based film critic Charles Gant, German film director Hermine Huntgeburth, casting expert Oriana Kunčić from Croatia, and film producer Jani Thiltges from Luxembourg.

A Chance for an International Career

Mateusz Kościukiewicz is Poland’s fourth actor to be selected as a Shooting Stars. In previous years, Shooting Stars included Agnieszka Grochowska in 2007, Agata Buzek in 2010 and Jakub Gierszał in 2012. Being nominated for a Shooting Star title has opened the road to an international career for many young European actors, including Franka Potente, Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig, Daniel Bruhl, Carey Mulligan, Albie Rohrwacher, Mélanie Laurent, Moritz Bleibtreu, and Elena Anayi.

The 17th Edition of Shooting Stars at Berlinale

The official Shooting Stars presentation will take place on February 8-10, 2014 at the 64th Berlin I International Film Festival. 2014 will mark the 17th edition of this event. Throughout the year, the actors selected as Shooting Stars will visit a number of international film festivals, and participate in workshops and master classes as new ambassadors of European cinema.


Further details about the 2014 Shooting Stars are available at: www.shooting-stars.eu.


Marta Sikorska


Translated by Karolina Kołtun