Europe's young acting talent to be showcased in Lithuania

    European Film Promotion (EFP) is going to present three of the best young actors from across Europe selected as 2009 SHOOTING STARS with their latest films at the

    European Film Forum Scanorama in Vilnius/Lithuania (November 5-7, 2009).

    {mosimage} Coming from Denmark, Cyron Melville will present Love and Rage (Vanvittig Forelsket), the Hungarian actress Orsi Tóth brings My One and Onlies (Egyetleneim) and Celine Bolomey from Switzerland will be there with her latest film The Noise In My Head (Du Bruit Dans La Tête). For three days, these European talents will be involved in various activities during the festival. Financial backing for this event comes from the EU Media Programme.

    With the Touring Shooting Stars Programme at the fifth edition of the European Film Forum Scanorama in Vilnius, EFP gives the young actors exposure to the press and local audiences in this year's European Capital of Culture. The three SHOOTING STARS visiting Scanorama are renowned actors in their home countries. With the Touring Shooting Stars Programme EFP helps them on their way to international recognition and nurtures the diversity of creative talent as the bedrock of the European cinema sector.

    "Thanks to the remarkable initiative of European Film Promotion, selected SHOOTING STARS are visiting prestigious film festivals with international programming", Grazina Arlickaite, Director of European Film Forum Scanorama, states. "The European Capital of Culture is proud to welcome such guests of great talent. The opportunity to meet actors from other European countries in person gives vitality to the film itself and strengthens the idea of Europe's unity, allowing us to feel European among Europeans!"

    Over the past twelve years, the SHOOTING STARS initiative has introduced some of Europe's brightest emerging acting talents to the industry, press and public at the Berlin International Film Festival and then afterwards at selected European film festivals such as Scanorama.

    Participating SHOOTING STARS 2009 at Scanorama

    Celine Bolomey (Switzerland) first starred in Le voyage de Noémie by Michel Rodde in 1986. She then studied acting at the Cinema & Theatre School INSAS in Belgium and worked for ten years on the stage, appearing in almost 30 plays all over Europe. She has had a number of leading roles in films and made a particular mark with Vincent Pluss' Back For More. In 2009, she was again featured in a film by Vincent Pluss, The Noise In My Head. For her performance she received the Quartz, the Swiss Film Prize 2009 as "Best Actress".

    Cyron Melville (Denmark) just received the "Best Actor Award" at the Montreal International Film Festival 2009 for his role in Love and Rage by Morten Giese, which will be presented at the Nordic Film Forum. Last year, his outstanding performance in Natasha Arthy's Fighter earned him a nomination in the category "Best Supporting Actor" at Denmark's Bodil Awards.

    Orsi Tóth (Hungary) has won several prestigious awards for her starring roles in Kornél Mundruczó's Pleasant Days, Johanna and Delta. At the Nordic Film Forum she will be seen in Gyula Nemes' acclaimed My One and Onlies. While having worked on the international productions The Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke and Jedem Das Seine by Elisabeth Scharang, she can now be seen in Jessica Hausner's film Lourdes which recently was screened at the festivals in Venice, Toronto and Pusan.

    Contact EFP/ Shooting Stars: http://www.efp-online.com/en/news/2009/en/news/2009/en/news/2009/09/www.shooting-star.eu, http://www.efp-online.com/

    Karin Dix
    Project Director
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    Mareen Gerisch
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    EFP is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by its member organisations. In addition, promotion and PR activities are backed by the the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'image animée (CNC) as well as by private sponsors. The "Touring Shooting Stars Programme" moreover is supported by the European Film Forum Scanorama. The Hamburg-based office is financially supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Department for Culture, Sports and Media of the City of Hamburg.
    Last modified on 22-10-2009