European Film Promotion (EFP) has named the ten Shooting Stars of 2009 to be honoured at the annual new talent forum, which takes place at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The group of young actors who come from across Europe have been chosen from a broad list of potential candidates identified by the European Film Promotion's pan-European member organisations.
The jury has selected the following actors:
Cyron Melville (Denmark, nominated by the Danish Film Institute), Samuli Vauramo (Finland, nominated by the Finnish Film Foundation), Hafsia Herzi (France, nominated by Unifrance), David Kross (Germany, nominated by German Films), Orsi Toth (Hungary nominated by Magyar Filmunio), Sarah Bolger (Ireland, nominated by the Irish Film Board), Alba Caterina Rohrwacher (Italy, nominated by Filmitalia), Veronica Echegui (Spain, nominated by Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, ICAA), Celine Bolomey (Switzerland, nominated by Swiss Films) and Carey Mulligan (United Kingdom, nominated by the British Council).
Each of the actors has been chosen for their 'outstanding work' in feature films. The Shooting Stars will follow in the footsteps of previous participants such as Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Brühl.
The actors will be presented with their awards at the festival and will meet with leading filmmakers and industry personnel.
The Shooting Stars project is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the EFP member organisations and commercial partners.