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NIKOLA RAKOČEVIĆ is the Serbian Shooting Star

New stars will soar over the Berlinale: EFP has announced the names of best young European actors for 2014.  Nikola Rakočević is one of ten European talents to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival 2014, as a part of the Shooting Stars programme. 

The 2014 jury of industry professionals who have chosen the Shooting Stars includes Norwegian actor and former SHOOTING STAR Anders Baasmo Christiansen, film magazine editor Charles Gant from the United Kingdom, German film director Hermine Huntgeburth, Croatian casting director Oriana Kunčić and film producer Jani Thiltges from Luxembourg

Said jury member Hermine Huntgeburth: "The SHOOTING STARS program has developed a  reputation for uncovering raw talent and the diverse mix of performers that we have selected for 2014, from all over Europe, once again celebrates the varied backgrounds and insights our young stars bring to their craft. We are thrilled with our selection and look forward to seeing these young actors flourish and go on to great things".

Nikola Rakočević, nominated by Film Center Serbia

Selected Films:
Circles (Krugovi) by Srdan Golubović (Serbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia
Trolling (S/Kidanje) by Kosta Djordjevic (2013)
Travelator by Dušan Milić (Serbia 2014)

Jury’s comment:
“The youngest of five lead actors in ensemble piece Circles, Nikola registers strongly with an exceptionally vivid performance. While showcasing consistent energy and charisma, Nikola’s additional screen credits reveal an impressive range of acting registers – indicating a versatile stealth weapon with great casting potential.”

European Film Promotion (EFP) is delighted to announce the ten EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS for 2014. The annual showcase for up-and-coming and exceptional international acting talent, chosen by a jury of industry professionals, this year includes young performers from countries as diverse as Denmark and Serbia.

Selected from a short list of 24 nominations, the hugely talented stars will be presented to the world's media and influential film industry experts alike, from February 8th–10th, at the Berlin International Film Festival 2014.

EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS is part of EFP’s annual programme that is financially supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organizations. Furthermore, each year the project is supported by generous promotional partners, allowing for a wide selection of industry-focused activities for the lucky stars to participate at the Berlinale.

Following in the footsteps of former EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS including Carey Mulligan, Mélanie Laurent, Domhnall Gleeson and Moritz Bleibtreu, the annual Berlinale debut of the ten performers has become a high point of the festival calendar. All young stars are introduced to influential casting directors, agents, directors, producers and international media across a weekend of scheduled profile-raising events, which culminate in a ceremony at the Berlinale Palast, where each young actor receives the prestigious SHOOTING STARS award.

Renate Rose, Managing Director EFP comments, "Our 17th year of the SHOOTING STARS initiative raises the bar once again for identifying the next generation of international acting talent. We were very pleased by the performers that were nominated and are excited to support these talented newcomers in their international careers.”

Shooting Stars 2014

Serbia: Nikola Rakočević
Denmark: Danica Ćurčić
Germany: Maria Dragus
Italy: Miriam Karlkvist
The Netherlands: Marwan Kenzari
Norway:  Jakob Oftebro
Poland: Mateusz Kościukiewicz
Romania: Cosmina Stratan
Sweden: Edda Magnason
United Kingdom: George MacKay

For more info about the 2014 selection and the Shooting Stars programme, please visit i

International press and publicity for the SHOOTING STARS at the Berlin International Film Festival 2014 will once again be handled by Organic Publicity.

EFP Contact:
Karin Dix (Project Director),, Tel: +49 40 390 6252
Mareen Gerisch (Head of Press), Tel: +49 40 390 6252

Organic Publicity Contact:
Becky Palmer: Tel: +44 203 372 0970
Kirsty Langsdale: Tel: +44 203 372 0970

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