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European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture www.ec.europa.eu/media

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2012 Shooting Stars: Europe’s Finest Young Actors Christian Juhl Lemche President, European Film Promotion

It’s February – it’s time for the Berlin International Film Festival. It’s time for presenting Europe’s most promising young actors on the main stage of the Berlinale Palast to the world press, industry and public as part of EFP ’s internationally acclaimed programme, SHOOTING STARS. This extraordinary group of ten up-and-coming actors has been selected by an international jury for this honor. They represent acting skills from a broad range of European countries proving that talent will always cross borders. During the whirlwind three-day event at the Berlinale, the SHOOTING STARS will be guided through a weekend of round-the-clock activities. The festivities will be capped off with the presentation of the SHOOTING STARS Awards, supported by TESIRO. EFP would like to take this opportunity to thank Dieter Kosslick for his dedicated commitment to supporting Europe’s up-and comers during the Berlinale. We – and many others – are most grateful. The SHOOTING STARS event is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the ten participating EFP members, main partner TESIRO and copartner MINI. Additional support is provided by Stratus/Perugia IFF, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film-und Medienstiftung NRW, arvato Entertainment Europe and Moët & Chandon. EFP’s main media partner for this initiative is the international trade magazine, Variety. Our congratulations to the SHOOTING STARS 2012. Use the spotlight!

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The SHOOTING STARS are annually selected as Europe’s most promising young actors. Already well-known and established in their native countries, they are on the brink of an international breakthrough. EFP’s initiative at the Berlinale, where the actors are introduced to the industry, press and public, provides a platform to showcase the talent and drive of these shining young stars.

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To become a SHOOTING STAR, the actors must first be nominated by one of EFP’s 32 member organisations, which are based throughout Europe. The final selection of ten young actors is made by an independent jury of industry professionals and filmmakers. The five member jury includes a film producer, a well-known actor (a former SHOOTING STAR), a casting director, a director and a critic. During the first weekend of the Berlinale (this year, from Saturday, Feb. 11th – Monday, Feb. 13th), the SHOOTING STARS take part in several events: A PRESS CONFERENCE with the international media. Each year international journalists, TV broadcasters

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and photographers come to this mustattend press conference. Networking opportunities EFP organises a number of meetings and events for the SHOOTING STARS with the international industry and guests, including a Gala Reception, a get-together with US and international agents, and speed-dating between actors and casting directors. Award Ceremony The highlight of the weekend is the public presentation of the SHOOTING STARS Awards on the main stage of the Berlinale Palast. The awards recognise the artistic achievement of the actors and are donated by TESIRO. This gathering of the best of Europe’s young actors is

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broadcast by various international TV stations. The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday, February 13th at the Berlinale Palast. Touring SHOOTING STARS Programme EFP has created a programme to extend the benefits reaped by the young actors presented in Berlin. A selection of these young actors are presented with their newest films at high quality international film festivals each year. This initiative has become an important and valuable follow-up programme to the launch of SHOOTING STARS in Berlin. www.shooting-stars.eu Visit our website and follow SHOOTING STARS on facebook for the most recent information on all of the SHOOTING STARS.

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INTERNATIONAL CASTING DIRECTORS NETWORK During the Berlin International Film Festival 2005, fifteen casting directors from seven countries have founded the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN). The initiative came about in connection with the EFP project SHOOTING STARS. It is the first network of its kind and is aimed exclusively at casting directors who cast feature films. Up until now, casting directors were only organised in national associations. The network offers casting directors the chance to exchange ideas on an international level about their different ways of working, to take advantage

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of synergies with international coproductions and to attract greater attention to the work of casting a film. The ICDN meets annualy during the SHOOTING STARS weekend. EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION WHO WE ARE European Film Promotion (EFP) is the only existing international network of organisations promoting and marketing European cinema worldwide. Founded in 1997, the EFP network now comprises 32 professional organisations from 33 European countries, who are experts in promoting and marketing their own national cinema. Under the

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EFP umbrella, all of these organisations work together on the promotion of European cinema and talent around the world. To this end, EFP devises, organises and carries out promotional activities and events on behalf of films, directors, producers, actors and other film practitioners proposed by its members. The aims and objectives of these activities are • to increase the competitive opportunities for European films in the international market place • to improve access for European film professionals to the international market place • to support the development of new

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up-and-coming talent • to contribute, where possible, to the opening of new markets for European film • to enhance the distribution and visibility of European film worldwide • to further share the accumulated knowledge and experience of the association via its European-wide network As a clearing house of information surrounding the world of cinema – its development, production, sales and distribution – EFP is unique in its strong position thanks to the cultural diversity and the collective knowledge of its membership.

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photo Thure Lindhard: © Mikkel Bache

JURY SHOOTING STARS 2012 The 2012 SHOOTING STARS jury is composed of five well known personalities from the film world. Their mandate was to select the ten most notable up-and-coming actors from Europe as this year’s SHOOTING STARS. There were 23 nominations from EFP members.

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Simone Bär

Marleen Gorris

Casting Director Germany

Director The Netherlands

numbers among the most respected European casting directors. After founding the “Casting Studio” in Berlin in 1990, she has worked both nationally and internationally with the finest directors. Her list of credits includes films by the German directors Christian Petzold (YELLA), Tom Tykwer (THREE) and Marc Rothemund (Man tut was man kann). Moreover, she was responsible for the German casting on Roland Emmerich’s ANONYMOUS, Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and Stephen Daldry’s THE READER. In 2002, Simone Bär received the German Casting Award at the Cologne Conference.

Academy Award-winning Marleen Gorris has a large range of internationally acclaimed films on her list of credits. In 1996, ANTONIA’S LINE won her various prizes such as the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Her subsequent films have also been critically acclaimed, including THE LUZHIN DEFENCE (UK), MRS DALLOWAY (UK), starring Vanessa Redgrave, CAROLINA (USA) with Shirley MacLaine, WITHIN THE WHIRLWIND (German coproduction) starring Emily Watson. Marleen Gorris is currently preparing two films set in the Netherlands. In addition, she works as a consultant for feature films for the Dutch Film Fund.

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Actor and Shooting Star 2000 Denmark

Film Critic UK

Matt Mueller

Ada Solomon Producer Romania

is one of the most critically acclaimed Danish actors of his generation. He garnered international recognition with various films, including INTO THE WILD (Sean Penn) and two films by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen: NORDKRAFT and FLAME & CITRON for which he was nominated as “Best Actor” at the Bodil Awards and the European Film Awards in 2008. In the US, Thure attracted attention with his role in ANGELS AND DEMONS by Ron Howard. Known in Germany for LOVE IN THOUGHTS (Achim von Borries), he soon will be seen in the German feature FORMENTERA by Ann-Kristin Reyels, as well as the Bulgarian production THE ISLAND (Kamen Kalev).

is a London-based film journalist with considerable and award-winning achievements in the industry. He 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. A contributing editor for Total Film and Wonderland magazines, he continues to profile some of the biggest names in the business whilst also covering the film world as a respected industry pundit.

When setting up her company HiFilm Productions in 2004, Ada Solomon had already gained substantial experience as a filmmaker. With HiFilm, Ada has produced award-winning shorts by Cristian Nemescu (MARILENA FROM P7), Radu Jude (THE TUBE WITH A HAT) and Paul Negoescu (RENOVATION), debut features by Melissa de Raaf and Razvan Radulescu (FIRST OF ALL, FELICIA) and documentaries by Alexandru Solomon (COLD WAVES), among others. She is the initiator 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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SHOOTING STARS 2012 RIZ AHMED United Kingdom page 13 12 ANTONIA CAMPBELL-HUGHES Ireland page 15 16 JAKUB GIERSZAL Poland page 17 20 HILMAR GUDJÓNSSON Iceland page 19 24 ADÈLE HAENEL France page 21 28 MAX HUBACHER Switzerland page 23 32 ANNA MARIA MÜHE Germany page 25 36 ISABELLA RAGONESE Italy page 27 40 BILL SKARSGÅRD Sweden page 29 44 ANA ULARU Romania page 31 48

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Riz Ahmed UNITED KINGDOM

contact

GORDON & FRENCH Kate Bryden 12-13 Poland Street London W1F 8QB, Unided Kingdom +44 20 7734 4818 mail@gordonandfrench.net www.gordonandfrench.co.uk

nomintated by

BRITISH COUNCIL

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biography London-born Oxford graduate Riz Ahmed landed his first role in Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross’ THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO, while he was studying at the

© Dillon Bryden

Central School of Speech and Drama. His next performance in Eran Creevy’s SHIFTy won him the Best Actor award at the Geneva Film Festival, and a Best Actor nomination at the BIFAs. He followed this with Sally Potter’s RAGE and Neil Marshall’s CENTURION, before securing a second Best Actor BIFA nomination for Chris Morris’ FOUR LIONS. He has since been cast in leads for Jean-Jacques Annaud’s BLACK GOLD, Ben Drew’s ILL MANORS, Michael Winterbottom’s TRISHNA, and Mira Nair’s THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST.

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Watching Ahmed on screen is to be treated to an actor of extraordinary presence and talent. In TRISHNA, he bridges love and rage, fragility and power, tenderness and brutality. A versatile, elegant, dignified actor with outstanding potential.

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THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST by Mira Nair USA, 2011 (in production) Trishna by Michael Winterbottom United Kingdom, Sweden 2011 Black Gold (Or noir) by Jean-Jacques Annaud France, 2011 Ill Manors by Ben Drew United Kingdom, 2010 (in production) Four Lions by Chris Morris United Kingdom, 2010 Centurion by Neil Marshall United Kingdom, 2010

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Antonia Campbell-Hughes IRELAND

contact

INDEPENDENT TALENT GROUP LIMITED Claire Maroussas 76, Oxford Street London W1D 1BS, United Kingdom +44 20 7636 6565 clairemaroussas@independenttalent.com www.independenttalent.com

nominated by

IRISH FILM BOARD

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biography 29-year-old Antonia Campbell-Hughes received rave reviews for her supporting performance in Jane Campion’s Cannes competition film BRIGHT STAR in 2009. She received a ‘Rising Star’ nomination at the 2011 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards and has been named a ‘Star of Tomorrow’ by Screen International. Antonia has since had leading roles in Alexandra McGuinness’ comedy drama LOTUS EATERS, Rebecca Daly’s thriller THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP, Johannes Roberts STORAGE 24 and Kieran Evans’ KELLy & VICTOR as well as a supporting role in Rodrigo Garcia’s ALBERT NOBBS.

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jury’s comment Antonia’s acting is seductively minimalistic but demonstrates magnificent charisma at the same time. In THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP, her character’s inner solitude and sadness are conveyed with haunting, empathetic power. She is a performer of wonderful soul and depth.  THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP

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KELLY AND VICTOR by Kieran Evans United Kingdom, 2011 Storage 24 by Johannes Roberts Ireland, 2011

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Albert Nobbs by Rodrigo Garcia Ireland, United Kingdom, 2011

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The Other Side of Sleep by Rebecca Daly Ireland, The Netherlands Hungary, 2011 The Lotus Eaters by Alexandra McGuiness United Kingdom, Ireland 2011 Bright Star by Jane Campion United Kingdom, Australia 2009

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Jakub Gierszal POLAND

contact

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biography 23-year-old Jakub Gierszal spent part of his childhood in Hamburg and has been studying at the National Theatre Academy of his native Cracow. He made his screen acting debut in Jacek Borcuch’s ALL THAT I LOVE in 2008 and followed it with a supporting role in Andrzej Kondratiuk’s ONE MILLION DOLLARS in 2009. His first lead as Dominik in Jan Komasa’s SUICIDE ROOM was premiered in the Panorama Special at the 2011 Berlinale. In 2010/2011, he played a lead role in Piotr Mularuk’s feature film yUMA (in postproduction in 2012). Jakub is currently working on Jacek Borcuch’s latest feature LASTING MOMENTS (working title) appearing opposite Spanish actors Angela Molina and Juanjo Ballesta.

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jury’s comment

From the moment you see him, it is clear that Gierszal was born to be on the big screen. Revealing a kaleidoscope of emotions, his ability to draw you into a story is unparalleled. He is touching, believable, sensitive – a pure and unique talent.

ALL THAT I LOVE

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Lasting Moments (Chwile nieulotne) by Jacek Borcuch Poland, Spain 2011/2012 (in production)

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Suicide Room (Sala samobójców) by Jan Komasa Poland, 2011

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Yuma by Piotr Mularuk Poland, Czech Republic 2010 (in production) One Million Dollars (Milion dolarów) by Andrzej Kondratiuk Poland, 2010 All That I Love (Wszystko co kocham) by Jacek Borcuch Poland, 2009

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Hilmar Gudjónsson ICELAND

contact

SINDRI PÁLL KJARTANSSON Vatnsstígur 9 101 Reykjavik, Iceland +354 898 7111 spk@simnet.is

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biography A former football player, 27 year-old Hilmar Gudjónsson was hired at Reykjavik’s City Theatre on graduating as an actor in spring 2010 and has since appeared in four plays there, ranging from Shakespeare to Ray Cooney. Before then, he had already entered the film industry in 2006 by having a supporting role in Clint Eastwood’s FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and followed this with another small role in Ragnar Bragason’s MR. BJARNFREDARSON in 2009. He was cast in his first lead part in Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s subtle and playful dramatic comedy EITHER WAy this year, which recently took the top prize at the 29th Turin Film Festival/Italy.

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jury’s comment A compelling and wonderful actor with a strong, tangible style even playing the seemingly weak, foolish boy at the heart of EITHER WAY. With his versatility and ability to stand out, Gudjónsson has a promising career ahead.

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Adèle Haenel FRANCE

contact

AGENCE ELIZABETH SIMPSON 62, boulevard du Montparnasse 75015 Paris, France +33 1 4222 8550 contact@agencesimpson.com www.agencesimpson.fr

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biography 22-year-old Adèle Haenel made her screen acting debut in 2002 in the lead role of Christophe Ruggia’s THE DEVILS. In 2007, she resumed acting and received a César nomination as Best Female Hope for her role in Céline Sciamma’s WATER LILIES. After appearing in films during her studies, Adèle finally opted for an acting career from 2010 and made four films in a row, three of which were selected for Cannes 2011: Valérie Mréjen and Bertrand Schefer’s IRIS IN BLOOM, Bertrand Bonello’s HOUSE OF TOLERANCE, and Jean Jacques Jauffret’s HEAT WAVE, while Caroline Deruas’ short LES ENFANTS DE LA NUIT won a Silver Leopard in Locarno. She has since worked on Catherine Corsini’s TROIS MONDES, Sylvie Verheyde’s CONFESSION OF A CHILD OF THE CENTURy and Elie Wajeman’s ALyAH.

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© Carole Bethuel

jury’s comment

© Les Productions Balthazar/Jean-Philippe Baltel

Coming from a country renowned for producing great screen actresses, Haenel still stands out as a true original. Whether playing tomboyish, spiky, fragile or misunderstood, she is always daring and hypnotic, vanishing into her characters with unabashed fearlessness.

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Max Hubacher SWITZERLAND

contact

SWISS FILMS Neugasse 6, Postfach 8031 Zürich, Switzerland +41 43 211 40 50 uhartenstein@swissfilms.ch www.swissfilms.ch

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biography 18-year-old Max Hubacher had acquired a taste for the theatre when he was just seven. At the age of 13 Max appeared in the Schauspielhaus Zürich, playing the role of Paul in ‘Liebestraum’ by Robert Walser (director: Thomas Koerfer). He then became a member of the 14+ youth Theatre Club affiliated to Berne’s Schlachthaus Theater in 2007. Max made his film acting debut in 2009 as one of the leads in Michael Schaerer’s cancer drama STATIONSPIRATEN and followed it last year with the title role in Markus Imboden’s current box-office success THE FOSTER BOy opposite Katja Riemann and Stefan Kurt. He has also been cast in a minor role for NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON by Bille August, which is scheduled to be released in the cinemas in 2013.

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Anna Maria Mühe GERMANy

contact

FITZ + SKOGLUND AGENTS Ulla Skoglund Linienstr. 218 10119 Berlin, Germany +49 30 2009 5310 agents@fitz-skoglund.de www.fitz-skoglund.de

nominated by GERMAN FILMS

languages

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biography Aged 26, Anna Maria Mühe made her film acting debut in 2001 with Maria von Heland’s BIG GIRLS DON’T CRy which earned her the Best Actress award at Festival International de Cine las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2003. A year later, she won the Best Actress award at the Copenhagen Film Festival for her lead in Achim von Borries’ LOVE IN THOUGHTS. Anna Maria has since appeared in such films as Ed Herzog’s TWISTED SISTER, Bernd Böhlich’s FLy AWAy, Julie Delpy’s THE COUNTESS, Til Schweiger’s 1 � KNIGHTS and Hans W. Geissendörfer’s IN THE WORLD yOU HAVE FEAR. She received a German Film Award nomination for her first collaboration with director Christian Schwochow on NOVEMBER CHILD and had a supporting role in his second feature CRACKS IN THE SHELL this year.

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© Alexander Fischerkosen

IN THE WORLD YOU HAVE FEAR

© Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, 2007

Never predictable despite her already impressive body of work, Mühe is an actress of consummate skill whose abilityto bring such a great variety of characters to vivid life is both rare and breath-taking. Vibrant, complex and technically commanding.

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Isabella Ragonese ITALy

contact

OFFICINE ARTISTICHE Federica Illuminati Via Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi, 7 00152 Rome, Italy +39 06 9760 5778 federicaofficine@gmail.com www.officineartistiche.com

nominated by

LUCE CINECITTÀ

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biography The 30-year-old playwright Isabella Ragonese graduated from Michele Perriera’s Scuola Teatès in 2000 and made her film acting debut with a small role in Emanuele Crialese’s GOLDEN DOOR in 2006. She followed this with leads in Paolo Virzi’s HER WHOLE LIFE AHEAD – which earned her a Nastro d’Argento nomination and the Premio “Guglielmo Biraghi” and in Donatella Maiorca’s historical drama SEA PURPLE. Her performances in ONE LIFE MAyBE TWO and OUR LIFE won the Nastro d’Argento in 2010 and were nominated for this year’s David di Donatello Awards. In 2010, she could be seen at the Venice Film Festival in the lead of Giorgia Cecere’s THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT. Isabella has since worked on Silvio Muccino’s ANOTHER WORLD and Massimo Venier’s ONE DAy MORE.

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jury’s comment

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Ten Winters (Dieci inverni) by Valerio Mieli Italy, Russia, 2009

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Bill Skarsgård SWEDEN

contact

AGENTFIRMAN PLANTHABER / KILDÈN/ MANDIC Aleksandra Mandic Drottninggatan 55, 1tr ög 111 21 Stockholm, Sweden +46 8 5450 2394 aleksandra@agentfirman.com www.agentfirman.com

nominated by

SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE

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biography Aged 21, Bill Skarsgård has gone from being a child actor to a leading man in no time. He had supporting roles in Peter Flinth’s ARN and Carl Åstrand and Mats Lindberg’s KENNy BEGINS before being cast as the lead character with Aspberger Syndrome in Andreas Öhman’s Oscar-shortlisted SIMPLE SIMON. Last year, international audiences saw Bill portraying a troubled young man in search of a father figure in Hannes Holm’s BEHIND BLUE SKIES. He has followed this with a lead role in Lisa Ohlin’s SIMON AND THE OAKS and a supporting part in Ella Lemhagen’s THE CROWN JEWELS which was shown at the 2012 Berlinale. Currently, Bill is working on Joe Wright’s new adaptation of ANNA KARENINA.

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BEHIND BLUE SKIES SIMON AND THE OAKS

Simple Simon (I rymden finns inga känslor) by Andreas Öhman Sweden, 2010

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Behind Blue Skies (Himlen är oskyldigt blå) by Hannes Holm Sweden, 2010

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biography Ana Ularu (26) began acting at the age of nine with a role in Claude-Michel Rome’s thriller MEURTRES PAR PROCURATION, followed the next year by his PASSION MORTELLE. Since graduating with a BA and MFA in Acting from the National University of Theatre and Cinematography in Bucharest, she has worked on more than 20 short and feature films, including Cristian Mungiu’s segment of the LOST AND FOUND omnibus, TURKEy GIRL, and Francis Ford Coppola’s yOUTH WITHOUT yOUTH. In 2010, Ana received a Boccalino d’Oro award in Locarno and the Best Actress Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival for her portrayal of Matilda in Bogdan Apetri’s OUTBOUND. She has since appeared in Daniele Vicari’s DIAZ and Anca Damian’s latest film A VERy UNSETTLED SUMMER.

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jury’s comment With OUTBOUND, Ularu not only carries an entire film on her shoulders but does so with a complex, difficult character in convincing, magnetic fashion. Steely yet vulnerable, she possesses an amazing and adaptable physical presence, and eyes that really do serve as windows to her soul.

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DIAZ DON’T CLEAN UP THIS BLOOD (Diaz – Non Pulite Questo Sangue) by Daniele Vicari Italy, France, Romania, 2012 (in production) OUTBOUND (Periferic) by Bogdan George Apetri Romania, Austria 2010 YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH by Francis Ford Coppola USA, France, Italy, Romania, 2007 TURKEY GIRL (Legenda Curcanului Zburator) by Cristian Mungiu Romania, Germany, 2005 THE ITALIAN GIRLS (Italiencele) by Napoleon Helmis Romania, 2004

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Congratulations to the Shooting Stars 2012 ! Film- und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH Kaistraße 14, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany phone +49 211 930500, fax +49 211 930505 www.filmstiftung.de Meet us at the Berlin Film Festival: FOCUS Germany c/o European Film Market Martin Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7 phone +49 30 88914 419, booth 17

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AdèLE HAENEL ANNA MARiA MüHE HiLMAR GUdjóNSSON ANTONiA CAMpbELL–HUGHES iSAbELLA RAGONESE jAkUb GiERSzAł ANA ULARU biLL SkARSGåRd MAx HUbACHER Riz AHMEd

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2012 SHOOTING STARS AT THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WE ARE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION AND SHOOTING STARS AT THE INAUGURAL EDITION OF THE PERUGIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION

Albanian National Center of Cinematography (ANCC) Artan Minarolli Aleksandër Moisiu 77 1012 Tirana, Albania phone +355 4 2378 004 info@nationalfilmcenter.gov.al www.nationalfilmcenter.gov.al Austrian Film Commission Martin Schweighofer Stiftgasse 6 1070 Vienna, Austria phone +43 1 5263 323 office@afc.at www.austrianfilm.com Baltic Films Tristan Priimägi c/o Estonian Film Foundation Uus 3 10111 Tallinn, Estonia phone +372 6 2760 60 tristan@efsa.ee www.efsa.ee British Council Briony Hanson 10 Spring Gardens London SW1A 2BN United Kingdom phone +44 20 7389 3025 briony.hanson@britishcouncil.org www.britishcouncil.org/films

Czech Film Center Jana Černík Národní trída 28 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic phone +420 221 105 321 info@filmcenter.cz www.filmcenter.cz Danish Film Institute Christian Juhl Lemche Gothersgade 55 1123 Copenhagen K Denmark phone +45 33 743 464 christianjl@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk eye Film Institute Netherlands Claudia Landsberger Vondelpark 3 1071 AA Amsterdam The Netherlands Phone +31 20 758 2375 international@eyefilm.nl www.international.eyefilm.nl Film Center Serbia Miroljub Vučković Zagrebacka 9/III 11000 Belgrade, Serbia phone +381 11 2625 131 fcs.office@fcs.rs www.fcs.rs

Bulgarian National Film Center Executive Agency Irina Kanousheva 2-A Dondukov Blvd. 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria phone +359 2 9874 096 nfc@nfc.bg, www.nfc.bg

Film Fund Luxembourg Françoise Lentz 5, rue Large 1917 Luxembourg Luxembourg phone +352 2478 2179 francoise.lentz@filmfund.etat.lu www.filmfund.lu

Croatian Audiovisual Centre Ivana Ivišić Nova ves 18 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia phone +385 1 604 1080 promotion@havc.hr www.havc.hr

The Finnish Film Foundation Jaana Puskala Kanavakatu 12 00160 Helsinki, Finland phone +358 9 6220 300 ses@ses.fi www.ses.fi

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Flanders Image Christian de Schutter c/o Flanders Film House Bischoffsheimlaan 38 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium phone +32 2 2260 630 flandersimage@vaf.be www.flandersimage.com Georgian National Film Center Tamara Tatishvili 4 Z. Gamsakhurdia Sanapiro Str. 0105 Tbilisi, Georgia phone +995 32 2999 200 info@gnfc.ge www.gnfc.ge/?lang=eng German Films Service + Marketing GmbH Mariette Rissenbeek Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 16 80331 Munich, Germany phone +49 89 599 7870 info@german-films.de www.german-films.de Greek Film Centre Stavroula Geronimaki 7 Dionysiou Areopagitou 117 42 Athens, Greece phone +30 210 367 8530 info@gfc.gr - www.gfc.gr Icelandic Film Centre Laufey Gudjónsdóttir Hverfisgata 54 101 Reykjavík, Iceland phone +354 562 358 0 info@icelandicfilmcentre.is www.icelandicfilmcentre.is Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA) Rafael Cabrera Plaza del Rey, 1°, 3a 28004 Madrid, Spain phone +34 91 7017 259 rafael.cabrera@mcu.es www.mcu.es/cine/index

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Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, I.P. (ICA I.P.) Vítor Pinheiro Rua São Pedro de Alcântara, 45, 1º 1269-138 Lisbon, Portugal phone +351 21 3230 800 vitor.pinheiro@ica-ip.pt www.ica-ip.pt Irish Film Board Louise Ryan Queensgate, 23 Dock Road Galway, Ireland phone +353 91 5613 98 info@irishfilmboard.ie www.irishfilmboard.ie Luce Cinecittà Griselda Guerrasio Via Tuscolana, 1055 00173 Rome, Italy phone +39 06 722 861 g.guerrasio@cinecittaluce.it www.filmitalia.org Macedonian Film Fund Darko Basheski st. 8 Mart no. 4 1000 Skopje Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM) phone +389 2 3224 100 d.baseski@filmfund.gov.mk www.filmfund.gov.mk

Polish Film Institute (PISF) Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 21/23 00-071 Warsaw, Poland phone +48 22 4210 497 pisf@pisf.pl www.pisf.pl

uniFrance films Régine Hatchondo 13 rue Henner 75009 Paris France phone +33 1 4753 2711 regine.hatchondo@unifrance.org www.unifrance.org

Romanian Film Promotion Cristian Hordilă 52 Popa Soare St., apt. 4 023984 Bucharest 2 Romania phone +40 21 3266 480 info@romfilmpromotion.ro www.romfilmpromotion.ro

Wallonie Bruxelles Images Eric Franssen 18 Place E. Flagey 1050 Brussels Belgium phone +32 2 223 2304 eric.franssen@wbimages.be www.wbimages.be

Slovak Film Institute Alexandra Strelková Grösslingová 32 811 09 Bratislava 1 Slovak Republic phone +421 2 5710 1503 alexandra.strelkova@sfu.sk www.sfu.sk, www.aic.sk Slovenian Film Centre Nerina T. Kocjančič Miklosiceva 38 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia phone +386 1 2343 200 info@film-sklad.si www.film-sklad.si

Magyar Filmunió Katalin Vajda Városligeti fasor 38 1068 Budapest, Hungary phone +36 1 351 7760 kati.vajda@filmunio.hu www.filmunio.hu

Swedish Film Institute Pia Lundberg Box 27126 Borgvägen 1-5 102 52 Stockholm, Sweden phone +46 8 665 1100 pia.lundberg@sfi.se www.sfi.se

Norwegian Film Institute Stine Oppegaard P.O. Box 482 Sentrum 0105 Oslo, Norway phone +47 22 474 500 stine.oppegaard@nfi.no www.nfi.no

Swiss Films Maria Stergiu Neugasse 6, Postfach 8031 Zurich, Switzerland phone +41 43 211 4050 info@swissfilms.ch www.swissfilms.ch

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PUBLISHER European Film Promotion e.V. EDITORS Karin Dix Sabine Rolinski DESIGN Antonella Pizzetti BIOGRAPHIES Martin Blaney Credits pages 4-7 © EFA/Jens Braune Peter Hönnemann Morten Jerichau Oliver Mark Markus Nass Vladimír Novotny/kiva Eric Vernazobres

CONTACT European Film Promotion Friedensallee 14-16 22765 Hamburg, Germany phone +49 40 3906252 fax +49 40 390 6249 shootingstars@efp-online.com info@efp-online.com www.efp-online.com www.shooting-stars.eu

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