BERLIN (DPA) – Actor Albrecht Schuch (35) and nine European colleagues will be recognized as “shooting stars” this year. The prize is meant to draw attention to specific talent, which is considered a springboard for an international career.
The European Film Promotion Network announced on Tuesday that the awards would be presented at a summer event in Berlin in June this year.
Schuch is best known for his films “Berlin Alexander Platz”, “Systems Sprinkler” and the TV series “Bad Banks”. The jury praised “a clear desire to push oneself beyond the limits.” He was nominated for Eric Costner’s novel based on Dominic Graf’s new film “Fabian” – which will be released in April. Schuch lives in Berlin.
Also honored are the shooting stars: CD Harla (Finland), Nicholas Maury (France), Natasha Stork (Hungary), Fiona Ozia (Ireland), Ijimanta Elena Jakaita (Lithuania), Martin Lakmeier (Netherlands), , Alba Baptista (Portugal), Gustav Lind (Sweden). Former German “Shooting Stars” include Daniel Brawl, Anna Maria Mahe, Moritz Bleebrew and Jella Hayes.
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