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Marinca, Garfield join Euro Stars

EFP's young actors head to Berlin

European Film Promotion unveiled on Tuesday its nine Shooting Stars, young talent that will be presented at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

Romania’s Anamaria Marinca, who starred in the Cannes and European Film Award-winning “4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days,” and the U.K.’s Andrew Garfield, who starred in “Lions for Lambs” and “Boy A,” were among those chosen by the EFP jury from 22 nominees.

Fellow Shooting Stars include Denmark’s Stine Fischer Christensen (“After the Wedding”); France’s Nicolas Cazale (“The Grocer’s Son”); and Germany’s Hannah Herzsprung (“Four Minutes”), who will next star alongside Nicole Kidman in Stephen Daldry’s “The Reader.”

Also selected were Zsolt Nagy (“Nosedive”), from Hungary; Elio Germano (“My Brother Is an Only Child”) of Italy; the Netherlands’ Maryam Hassouni (“Kicks”); and Joel Basman (“Life for Sale”) from Switzerland.

Serving on the EFP jury are d.p. Michael Ballhaus, actress and former U.K. Shooting Star Lucy Russell, Danish producer Vibeke Windelov, U.S. personal manager Derek Power and Italian casting director Beatrice Kruger.

The young thesps will take to the stage Feb. 11 at the Studio Hamburg Shooting Stars award ceremony, which takes place at the Berlinale, and meet international casting directors at a separate event the day before.

In addition, their films will be showcased at the European Film Market in a newly added feature to the whirlwind weekend of fest events. The project is supported by the European Union’s Media Program and the EFP member orgs and sponsored by Studio Hamburg and Volkswagen.

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