Levan Gelbakhiani, the main actor of “And Then We Danced” a film by Levan Akin, received the European Shooting Stars Award 2020 on February 24 as part of the programme to Berlin International Film Festival.
European Shooting Stars Award 2020 were welcomed to the Berlinale Palast stage by the host, Alexander Fehling – German Shooting Stars in 2011 – and presented with the European Shooting Stars Award 2020.
The prominent talent programme, which celebrated its 23rd edition, is financially supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating national film institutes, EFP‘s member organisations and the German and Chinese Culture Foundation.
EFP (European Film Promotion) and its supporters were delighted to once again bring the programme European Shooting Stars Award 2020 to Berlin International Film Festival. The ceremony was held in the presence of Festival Directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian as well as Monika Grütters, German Minister of the State for Culture and the Media and a number of Europe’s cultural ministers.
Ten actors received the award: Carlo Chatrian (Festival Director), Ella Rumpf (Switzerland), Jonas Dassler (Germany), Victoria Carmen Sonne (Denmark), Mariette Rissenbeek (Festival Director), Levan Gelbakhiani (Georgia), Joana Ribeiro (Portugal), Bartosz Bielenia (Poland), Zita Hanrot (France), Pääru Oja (Estonia), Martina Apostolova (Bulgaria), Bilal Wahib (The Netherlands).