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Shooting Stars Jury Members

Written by: FFT Webmaster | November 22nd, 2011

Shooting Stars at the Berlin Film Festival

Shooting Stars, the pan-European promotion initiative designed to highlight Europe’s new generation of film actors, has announced the names of the international jury members who will be selecting Europe’s ten best acting talents for a special promotion campaign at the Berlin Film Festival. Coordinated by the European Film Promotion organization, candidates will be proposed by EFP member organizations from across Europe, with the jury deciding on the final ten. During the Berlin Film Festival (February 9 – 19, 2012), EFP will bring the young stars together with important personalities from the film industry as well as representatives of the international press and encourage discussion about the diversity and creativity of European films and their artists. A highlight of the three-day event will see the talents being presented with the SHOOTING STARS AWARD for their acting skills in a gala ceremony at the Berlinale Palast. More information, visit:


  • Simone Bär (Casting Director – Germany) founded the “Casting Studio” in Berlin in 1990. She has worked both nationally and internationally with the finest directors, including Christian Petzold, Tom Tykwer, Marc Rothemund, Roland Emmerich, Quentin Tarantino and Stephen Daldry. In 2002, she received the German Casting Award at the Cologne Conference.
  • Marleen Gorris (Director – The Netherlands). Academy Award-winning Marleen Gorris has a large range of internationally acclaimed films on her list of credits, including ANTONIA’S LINE, THE LUZHIN DEFENCE, MRS. DALLOWAY, CAROLINA  and WITHIN THE WHIRLWIND. She is currently preparing two films set in The Netherlands and serves as a consultant for feature films for the Dutch Film Fund.
  • Thure Lindhardt (Actor and SHOOTING STAR 2000 – Denmark) is one of the most critically acclaimed Danish actors of his generation. He garnered international recognition with various films, including INTO THE WILD and two films by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen. He was nominated for Best Actor at both the Bodil Awards and the European Film Awards for the 2008 war drama FLAME & CITRON.
  • Matt Mueller (Film Critic – UK) is a London-based film journalist, who has served  as the editor on two British film magazines – Total Film and Premiere’s UK edition – and seen his writing published in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Entertainment Weekly, Screen International, GQ and Empire.
  • Ada Solomon (Producer – Romania). Her company HiFilm Productions is in the forefront of the Romanian New Wave, including the feature films FIRST OF ALL FELICIA and COLD WAVES. She is the founder of the NexT Film Fest in Bucharest and the Romanian coordinator for EAVE, and was presented by EFP as a Producer on the Move at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2011.

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