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Shooting Stars 2012: Europe's young talent heads to Berlin

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They are young, gifted and promise to offer European film their flourishing talent. For the 15th year, the European Film Promotion turns the spotlight to ten new Shooting Stars, and will introduce them to the industry and international press at the forthcoming Berlin Film Festival (February 9-19, 2012).

EFP member organisations have nominated 23 candidates for final selection by the jury of internationally established film industry professionals (see news). The Shooting Stars event is is part of the annual programme that is financially supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and participating EFP-member organisations.

Dutch Oscar-winning director and jury member Marleen Gorris said: "The films were a real pleasure to watch. We came away marvelling at the often brilliant way the nominated actors portrayed the feeling of a kind of modern loneliness, taking you on a journey in their search for identity no matter which part of Europe they came from. It was a real challenge choosing our ten favourites from such an interesting and high-quality group of nominees."

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