Actor Milan Marić received the “European Shooting Stars” award at Berlinale

“The European Star Rising” programme was held for the 22nd time at this year’s Berlinale, and one of the ten selected actors was a representative from Serbia – Milan Marić. European Shooting Stars is a program that aims to present ten of the best up-and-coming acting talents from Europe who are deemed ready to step out onto the international film scene by a jury of industry experts. 

BERLIN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) Dawid Ogrodnik (Poland), Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir (Iceland), Milan Maric (Serbia), Ine Marie Wilmann (Norway), Ardalan Esmail (Sweden), festival director Dieter Kosslick, Emma Drogunova (Germany), Blagoj Veselinov (FYR of Macedonia), Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media, Monika Grütters, Elliott Crosset Hove (Denmark), Rea Lest (Estonia) and Aisling Franciosi (Ireland) pose at the “Vice” (Vice – Der zweite Mann) premiere during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 11, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

The event that took place between 8th – 11th February 2019 during the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, introduced five actresses and five actors to the film industry, public and international press. In addition to the public exposure, the pro-gramme provided a special platform for the Stars to meet casting directors, producers and filmmakers in one-on-one meetings, offering a unique opportunity to create the personal contacts and networks needed to embark upon an international career. The busy weekend culminated in an awards ceremony at the Berlinale Palast on Monday 11th February, where each actor was honoured with the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Award donated by Leysen1855. 

This programme organised by EFP Network (European Film Promotion) is financially supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the respective EFP member organisations.