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INDEX 03 Welcome 04

About European Shooting Stars Photo Impressions 14 The Jury 2017 16 International Casting Directors Network 06

EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2017 22 Denmark ESBEN SMED Pict. 1 24 Germany LOUIS HOFMANN Pict. 2 26 Italy ALESSANDRO BORGHI Pict. 3 28 Latvia ELĪNA VASKA Pict. 4 30 The Netherlands HANNAH HOEKSTRA Pict. 5 32 Poland ZOFIA WICHŁACZ Pict. 6 34 Portugal VICTORIA GUERRA Pict. 7 36 Romania TUDOR AARON ISTODOR Pict. 8 38 Slovenia MARUŠA MAJER Pict. 9 40 Sweden KARIN FRANZ KÖRLOF Pict. 10 42

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Reinout Scholten van Aschat (Dutch Shooting Star 2016) and casting director Ulrike Müller. © Harald Fuhr

Programme of the European Union

YOUTH. AMBITION. PASSION. As President of European Film Promotion (EFP), and on behalf of its members, I invite you to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of Shooting Stars at the Berlinale. Over two decades, Shooting Stars has showcased the commitment, style and indisputable talent of 293 of Europe’s most promising young actors. In 1998, Shooting Stars was the first ever initiative to focus on acting talent and for many actors, it marked the start of prestigious international careers. In choosing this year’s Shooting Stars, the jury witnessed the focus the young actors bring to their craft as well as the unshakeable passion that drives their ambition. They all have that “certain something” which lights up the screen. While in Berlin, the Shooting Stars will take part in press presentations, interviews, casting events, culminating with the presentation of the European Shooting Stars Award at the Berlinale Palast. There are many people to thank for our two successful decades, and foremost among them is Festival Director, Dieter Kosslick. Thanks to Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, our Main Partner TESIRO, and for additional support, Automobile Partner Audi, Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, L’Oréal and London & Partners. EFP’s work is backed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg. A very warm welcome to this year’s Shooting Stars!

MARTIN SCHWEIGHOFER EFP President, February 2017


ABOUT EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS   EBRUARY 10 – 13 AT THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL European Shooting Stars, the flagship initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP), celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Berlinale this year. In 1998, it was the first ever international initiative to focus on acting talent and the vital role they play in a film’s life. Ten prominent young actors from throughout Europe – all with a track record and on the brink of their international careers – are chosen by a jury of experts from a pool of candidates nominated by EFP members. During the whirlwind first weekend of the festival, the European Shooting Stars are guided through various high profile events involving the press, public and industry placing them at the top of the film and entertainment agenda which unfolds each year at the Berlinale. ELCOME COCKTAIL  Invitation-only Kick-Off to the weekend events for Shooting Stars and invited guests. This informal get together offers the young actors an opportunity to meet and discuss with each other before the weekend’s activities get started. ARTE PRESENTS   EUROPEAN COUPLES ON A SOFA The Shooting Stars are invited to take part in the filming of 3 minute episodes of the short film series, “Couples”, produced by Friday Film for ARTE. Each European couple played by the Shooting Stars will perform a scene on the sofa of a couples therapist. The 5 episodes will be broadcast on ARTE.


CTOR ’S INDUSTRY NETWORK   At this invitation-only event, the European Shooting Stars meet with members of the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN) as well as with other influential industry professionals, which provides the actors with a strong start-up network as they continue along the path to international careers. RESENTATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AT AUDI BERLINALE LOUNGE The European Shooting Stars will be presented to the international media during the opening weekend of the Berlinale. The press presentation and group photo call (Monday, February 13) is the gateway to individual interview and portrait sessions with many of the international press corps’ leading publications, broadcasters and photographers. WARD CEREMONY   The highlight of the weekend is the presentation of the European Shooting Stars to the public on the main stage of the Berlinale Palast. In recognition of the actors’ artistic achievement, the Berlin International Film Festival presents the European Shooting Stars Award, which is sponsored by TESIRO, to each actor.

European Shooting Stars 2014 with Dieter Kosslick in front of Berlinale Palast

“You feel respected for your WORK . You feel valued for what you DO. – This is what I remember when I think of Shooting Stars – you have this opportunity to grow … and at just the right time … Letting your work, work for you.” NIK XHELILAJ Albanian Shooting Star 2011


Spanish Shooting Star 2016 MarĂ­a Valverde, receiving the award from former German Shooting Star Daniel BrĂźhl

AnaĂŻs Demoustier (France) on stage at the 2010 Award Ceremony

UK Shooting Star Carey Mulligan with Danish Cyron Melville and Alba Rohrwacher from Italy at the press conference 2009

Alicia Vikander (Sweden) shot in Berlin for European Shooting Stars 2011

Dancing Shooting Stars 2014, Maria Dragus from Germany and Jakob Oftebro from Norway

top: The group of 2011 on stage with the jury and the host of the night, Ralph Fiennes bottom: Laura Birn from Finland on her way to the Award Ceremony in 2013 11

The awardees of 2016 toasting to the Award Ceremony 12


DORKA GRYLLUS ACTRESS AND SHOOTING STAR 2005 – HUNGARY Dorka Gryllus won acclaim in her native country at the age of 20 with her role in András Sólyom’s School Of Senses, and won Best Actress at the 2005 Hungarian Film Week for Robert A. Pejo’s Pallas Pashamende. Since then, Dorka has worked on international projects such as Irina Palm by Belgium’s Sam Gabarski as well Fatih Akin’s Soul Kitchen. She received two Best Actress awards for her work in the Hungarian film Demimonde last year. Dorka’s most recent project is Bridge Of Sighs by János Szász, with former Shooting Star Zsolt Nagy.

LUCINDA SYSON CASTING DIRECTOR – UNITED KINGDOM Lucinda Syson started as a casting director 25 years ago after graduating in French and Linguistics. Her training under Priscilla John began with films like Alien 3 and Seven Years In Tibet. Her first film as casting director was Udayan Prasad’s Brothers In Trouble, and Lucinda has since worked with such filmmakers as Luc Besson (Fifth Element), Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins), Alfonso Cuarón (Children Of Men), receiving an Artios nomination for Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 film Kick-Ass. She is a member of ICDN and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

XAVIER KOLLER DIRECTOR – SWITZERLAND Xavier Koller began working as an actor and director for theatre, TV and commercials before making the short Fano Hill in 1969. His feature debut, Hannibal, premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 1973. In 1991, Koller received an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Journey Of Hope and is now based in Los Angeles, working on English-language features like Squanto, A Warrior’s Tale and Ring Of Fire. He returned to Europe to shoot Gripsholm, Einer wie ich (Someone Like Me), Die Schwarzen Brüder and, most recently, Little Mountain Boy (Schellen-Ursli).

PANDORA DA CUNHA TELLES PRODUCER – PORTUGAL Pandora da Cunha Telles started her career in production in 2001 at Filmes de Fundo and was selected as one of EFP’s Producers on the Move in Cannes in 2004. In 2009, Pandora established the production company Ukbar Filmes with Pablo Iraola, producing Vicente Alves do Ó’s Florbela, winner of six Sophias. Her latest productions are The Bridges Of Sarajevo (Official selection Cannes), and The Train Of Salt And Sugar by Licinio Azevedo (Locarno). Most recently, Pandora is working on The Surge by Daniela Thomas and Joaquim by Marcelo Gomes. Pandora is president of APCA.

JAN LUMHOLDT WRITER /CRITIC – SWEDEN Jan Lumholdt has been a regular contributor and reviewer for the renowned Stockholm daily Svenska Dagbladet since 2001. He studied Literature and Film History at the University of Lund. Among his publications are “Lars von Trier: Interviews” (University Press of Mississippi, 2003) and “Harriet Andersson” (Alfabeta, 2005), for which he was awarded the Jurgen Schildt Award for excellence in cinema writing. Lumholdt is the chairman of The Swedish Association of Film Critics and a member of the Swedish Oscar Committee.



On February 13, 2005, during the Berlinale, 15 casting directors from 7 countries founded the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN) under the auspices of European Film Promotion. Today, the network has 78 members from 24 different countries. The ICDN offers casting directors the opportunity to engage on an international level concerning working methods and standards, to take advantage of synergies with international co-productions and to attract greater attention to the work of casting a film. The goals of the ICDN include: . Establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the industry . Enhancing the stature of the profession of casting director . Taking on responsibility to help shape film policy and processes . Providing members with professional support and resources . Honouring achievements of its members The annual ICDN meeting is held in Berlin in February during the Berlin International Film Festival. The chair of ICDN is Debbie McWilliams (Casting Consultancy UK).


DISCOVERING TALENT AT SHOOTING STARS “The European Shooting Stars event at the Berlinale has become one of the most prestigious platforms for discovering and encouraging incredible new talent across Europe ... My fellow colleagues in ICDN value this event so much as it provides us with a unique opportunity in one place to meet and talk to the actors face to face and get to familiarise ourselves with them and their work. We can then put them forward for projects whereas we may never have previously considered them. I have recently worked on two major Studio films where previous European Shooting Stars Marwan Kenzari and Sylvia Hoeks both play major roles and I can see their careers continuing to spiral upwards. The success stories keep coming and in an incredibly competitive industry the European Shooting Stars continue to discover fantastic actors who may never have had the chance." LUCINDA SYSON European Shooting Stars 2017 Jury Member (Casting Director UK)

Lucinda Syson with Luca Marinelli (Shooting Star 2013)

Casting director Leo Davis with Ruth Negga (Shooting Star 2006)


Miriam Karlkvist (Shooting Star 2014) at the Actors Industry Network event

Antoinette Boulat & Elsa Pharaon receiving the European Casting Directors Award with jury members producer Peter Rommel (left) and actress and French Shooting Star 1998, Clotilde Courau (right)

ICDN ESTABLISHES AWARD IN HONOUR OF CASTING DIRECTORS ICDN’s idea for honouring the work of casting directors took root in August 2016 when the organization and the Locarno Film Festival created the first European Casting Directors Award. The juried award was presented to the French team of Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon for their work on Emmanuelle Bercot’s Standing Tall. Two other prestigious organizations chose 2016 to honour the achievements of Casting Directors for the first time. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts honoured Nina Gold (Game Of Thrones, Star Wars) with a Special Award and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded an Honorary Oscar to Lynn Stalmaster (The Graduate and West Side Story). ICDN is committed to continuing its leadership role on behalf of Casting Directors internationally.


TESIRO Established as a luxury brand, TESIRO champions the European film industry through its dedicated sponsorship of the Berlin International Film Festival, and by supporting the young faces of European cinema: European Shooting Stars. As one of the world’s premier diamond jewelry companies by obtaining the finest diamonds and using the most advanced diamond processing techniques, it successfully went public and embraced its official listing ceremony at Shanghai Stock Exchange on November 23, 2016. It is a great breakthrough for TESIRO, making it become the first ever IPO stock on Shanghai stock market in jewelry industry with the stock code 603900.

The flying wings of the award statue shall represent the success the actors and actresses have after all their previous efforts

UK Shooting Star Carey Mulligan at the Berlinale 2009


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Esben Smed Esben Smed had already appeared in two films by Nils Malmros – Aching Hearts and Sorrow And Joy – before graduating from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2013. He has since become known to the wider television audience thanks to his role as Nicky in two seasons of the CONTACT acclaimed TV series Follow The Money. Lindberg Management Anne Lindberg Esben had previously played Copenhagen, Denmark P +45 33 11 15 57 footballer John “Faxe” Jensen in Kasper Barfoed’s comedy Summer Of ’92 and will soon be seen as the NOMINATED BY Danish Film Institute male lead in Jacob Bitsch’s DanishLANGUAGES German co-production, Letters Danish, English, German For Amina. SELECTED FILMS & TV Letters For Amina (Aminas Breve) by Jacob Bitsch Denmark, Germany 2017 Follow The Money (Bedrag) by Per Fly Denmark 2016 Summer Of ’92 (Sommeren ’92) by Kasper Barfoed Denmark, United Kingdom 2015


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Louis Hofmann

Louis Hofmann began acting from the age of nine and received the Best Young Talent New Faces Award in 2012 for his lead role in Tom Sawyer. He was presented with the Bavarian Film Prize for Newcomer Actor for his performance in Sanctuary, while his first international role in the DanishGerman co-production Land Of Mine CONTACT Players garnered him acting awards at Madelaine Jakwert Berlin, Germany festivals in Tokyo and Beijing as well P +49 30 285 16 80 as Denmark’s national BODIL Award. Louis’ most recent credits include NOMINATED BY Jakob M. Erwa’s Center Of My World German Films and first German Netflix series, LANGUAGES Dark. German, English, French SELECTED FILMS & TV Center Of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) by Jakob M. Erwa Germany, Austria 2016 Land Of Mine (Unter dem Sand/Under Sandet) by Martin Pieter Zandvliet Denmark, Germany 2016 Sanctuary (Freistatt) by Marc Brummund Germany 2015


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Alessandro Borghi After appearing in several TV series, Alessandro Borghi attracted the audience’s attention in 2015 with his lead role in Claudio Caligari’s Don’t Be Bad which earned him the NuovoImaie Talent Award as Best Newcomer Italian Actor in Venice that year. He then picked up two nominations for the David di Donatello for this role and his CONTACT Planet Film performance in Stefano Sollima’s Iona Marcangelo Rome, Italy Suburra, which garnered him a Kinèo P +39 06 583 58 27 Award at 2016’s Venice Film Festival. Alessandro will soon be seen NOMINATED BY in his first international role, a cameo Istituto Luce Cinecittà (Italy) in Dalida by French director Lisa LANGUAGES Azuelos and as the lead, Numero 8, in Italian, English first Italian Netflix series Suburra. SELECTED FILMS & TV I Was A Dreamer (Il Più Grande Sogno) by Michele Vannucci Italy 2016 Suburra (Suburra) by Stefano Sollima Italy, France 2015 Don’t Be Bad (Non Essere Cattivo) by Claudio Caligari Italy 2015


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El na Vaska

Elīna Vaska was cast in the main role of Renārs Vimba’s feature debut, Mellow Mud, as she began studying Theory of Audiovisual Art and Theatre at the Latvian Academy of Culture. Mellow Mud won the Crystal Bear for Best Film at its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Generation 14plus strand and the Children & Youth Film Prize at Lübeck’s Nordic Film Days. Elīna, who has now also made her stage acting debut, received the Silver Peacock Trophy for Best Actress at the International Film Festival of India in November 2016 CONTACT for her role in Mellow Mud. National Film Centre of Latvia Dita Rietuma Riga, Latvia P +371 29 277 637 NOMINATED BY National Film Centre of Latvia LANGUAGES Latvian, English, Russian SELECTED FILMS & TV Mellow Mud (Es Esmu Šeit) by Renārs Vimba Latvia 2016


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Hannah Hoekstra

A graduate of the Amsterdam Theatre School, Hannah Hoekstra received a Best Actress Award at the Dutch Film Festival in 2012 for her lead role in Sacha Polak’s Hemel. She was cast in Bobby Boermans’ App and The Canal by the Irish filmmaker Ivan Kavanagh and has also appeared on the stage in productions of the Dutch National CONTACT Features Creative Theatre since 2013. Hannah’s lead Management B. V. Emma Onrust role as Tiny in Andre van Duren’s The Amsterdam, The Netherlands Fury earned her Best Actress P +31 20 627 72 76 awards at the Montreal World Film Festival and at the Dutch Film Festival NOMINATED BY EYE International in Utrecht in 2016. (The Netherlands) LANGUAGES Dutch, English, German SELECTED FILMS & TV The Fury (De Helleveeg) by André van Duren The Netherlands 2016 App (App) by Bobby Boermans The Netherlands 2013 Hemel (Hemel) by Sacha Polak The Netherlands, Spain 2012


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Zofia Wich acz Zofia Wichłacz made her screen acting debut as the female lead in Jan Komasa’s Warsaw 44, which earned her a Golden Lion for Best Leading Actress at the 2014 Gdynia Film Festival and a Polish Academy Award as Discovery Of The Year in 2015. Since then, she has worked with such acclaimed Polish directors as the late Andrzej Wajda on his last feature CONTACT film Afterimage and Agnieszka Coolkeyplay Monika Janas Holland for her latest film Game Count, Warsaw, Poland which is in Competition at the P +48 22 898 26 70 Berlinale. Zofia was cast in the female leads of Maciej Sobieszczański’s NOMINATED BY Polish Film Institute Zgoda and Katarzyna Adamik’s Amok. LANGUAGES Polish, English, French, Italian, Spanish SELECTED FILMS & TV Amok (Amok) by Kasia Adamik Poland 2017 Afterimage (Powidoki) by Andrzej Wajda Poland 2016 Warsaw 44 (Miasto 44) by Jan Komasa Poland 2014


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Victoria Guerra

The Portuguese-British actress Victoria Guerra began her career at the age of 17 and has since worked in film, television and theatre. In 2013, she won Portugal’s Revelation Golden Globe for her performances in three films, including CONTACT Valeria Sarmiento’s Lines Of Elite Lisbon Carla Quelhas Wellington, and received two Best Lisboa, Portugal P +351 21 389 00 60 Actress awards in 2016 for her lead in Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos’ Impossible Love. Victoria has worked NOMINATED BY Instituto do Cinema e do internationally with directors as Audiovisual I.P. /ICA (Portugal) diverse as Michael Sturminger, the late LANGUAGES Andrzej Zulawski, Damian Harris and English, Portuguese, French Benoît Jacquot. SELECTED FILMS & TV Impossible Love (Amor Impossível) by António-Pedro Vasconcelos; Portugal 2015 Cosmos (Cosmos) by Andrzej Zulawski France, Portugal 2015 Casanova Variations (Casanova Variations) by Michael Sturminger France, Austria, Germany, Portugal 2014


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Tudor Aaron Istodor Tudor Aaron Istodor worked with such Romanian directors as Lucian Pintilie, Paul Negoescu and Radu Muntean before graduating from the National University of Drama & Cinematography UNATC in 2009. He has since appeared in three features directed by the French actress Fanny Ardant as well as films by Alexandru Maftei CONTACT Filmtalents (Miss Christina) and Adrian Sitaru Axelle Sibrill-Lefebvre Paris, France (The Fixer), among others. Apart from P +33 1 85 34 14 54 extensive work on the stage including at the Godot Cafe Theatre and the NOMINATED BY Jewish State Theatre in Bucharest, Romanian Film Promotion Tudor was cast as Edward II for BBC LANGUAGES Two’s The Plantagenets TV series. Romanian, English, French SELECTED FILMS & TV The Fixer (Fixeur) by Adrian Sitaru Romania, France 2017 Ashes And Blood (Cendres Et Sang) by Fanny Ardant France, Romania 2009 Tertium Non Datur (Tertium Non Datur) by Lucian Pintilie Romania, France 2006


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Maru a Majer

A graduate of the University of Ljubljana’s Academy of Theatre, Maruša Majer has worked as a freelance actress for cinema and theatre in her native Slovenia. In 2013, she received the Best Actress Award at the International Festival of Children’s Theatres in Serbia’s Subotica for her performance in Mini Teater’s production of Little CONTACT Slovenian Film Centre Sleepy Star. Maruša has worked Nerina T. Kocjančič Ljubljana, Slovenia with such film directors as Boris Bezić, P +386 1 234 32 00 Milan Urbajs and Darko Sinko and was cast in the female leads of Janez Burger’s Driving School and his NOMINATED BY Slovenian Film Center latest feature Ivan. LANGUAGES Slovenian, English, German, Croatian SELECTED FILMS & TV Ivan (Ivan) by Janez Burger Slovenia, Croatia 2017 Schoolmates (Sošolki) by Darko Sinko Slovenia 2015 Driving School (Avtošola) by Janez Burger Slovenia 2014


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Karin Franz Körlof Prior to graduating from Stockholm’s Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2015, Karin Franz Körlof had already acted in various films, TV productions and theatre plays including the lead role in critically acclaimed TV series Blue Eyes and a supporting role in Wallander: The Betrayal. Karin became a CONTACT household name with her portrayal of Actors in Scandinavia Laura Munsterhjelm Lydia in Pernilla August’s A Serious Helsinki, Finland P +358 400 54 06 40 Game (and was recently nominated for a Swedish Gulbagge Award as Best Leading Actress). She can soon NOMINATED BY Swedish Film Institute be seen as the lead in Olof Spaak’s LANGUAGES debut film Garden Lane, and Swedish, English, French recently finished shooting The Wife in SELECTED FILMS & TV Scotland, directed by Björn Runge. Garden Lane (Trädgardsgatan) by Olof Spaak Sweden 2017 (in production)

A Serious Game (Den Alvarsamma Leken) by Pernilla August Sweden, Norway, Denmark 2016 Blue Eyes (Bla Ögun) by Emiliano Goessens, Fredrik Edfeldt, Henrik Georgsson Sweden 2014


EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION TWENTY YEARS YOUNG : DRIVING EUROPEAN CINEMA FORWARD European Film Promotion (EFP) is the only existing international network of organisations promoting and marketing European cinema worldwide. Founded in 1997 by ten members as a non-profit organisation, EFP has grown into a leading international promotional body with a membership of 38 organisations representing 37 countries in Europe – from Portugal in the West to Georgia in the East. EFP represents the diverse interests of its members through a variety of initiatives promoting European film, talent and industry, taking place under the EFP banner at prestigious international festivals and markets around the globe. EFP’s joint promotional strategies span a broad spectrum and include artistic and business-oriented platforms with a focus on three main areas: Films & Talent, Networking and Market Access. EFP has developed innovative programmes and initiatives in collaboration with established and respected partners with the aim of creating a sustainable system which supports European cinema. Some of EFP’s long-standing partners include the Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival, Busan Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the American Film Market, as well as new initiatives with the Sydney Film Festival, and The Metrograph Cinema in New York. At this year’s Berlinale, EFP will be celebrating 20 years together with European Shooting Stars, which was its first initiative and is recognized as its flagship programme. Essential to the success of EFP’s joint initiatives is the full integration of the culturally rich and unique nature of each of its member’s own cinema heritage. EFP’s reliance on the national expertise and know-how of the 38 member institutes has been at the core of the organizational goals since it’s inception, and has been key to EFP ’s ability to bring European cinema to the attention of the international press, industry and public around the world.

EFP is financially supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by its member organisations. The Hamburg-based office is backed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg.

EFP PRESIDENT Martin Schweighofer AFC – Austrian Films EFP VICE PRESIDENT Pia Lundberg Swedish Film Institute EFP MANAGING DIRECTORS Renate Rose & Sonja Heinen

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