Franz Rogowski is this year’s EFP (European Film Promotion) EUROPEAN SHOOTING STAR from Germany. He was chosen by an expert jury as one of Europe’s best young talents.

The jury’s comment about Rogowski: “Conquering our hearts and minds with his recent roles in films by Terrence Malick and Michael Haneke, Franz continuously impresses with his individuality and creativity. In the dark comedy BEDBUGS about a young man dealing with his own disillusionment, he delivers a truly authentic performance by conveying the character’s complex and multilayered personality.“

The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS jury for 2018 was made up of the award-winning Dutch filmmaker Mijke de Jong, producer Ankica Juric Tilic (PRODUCER ON THE MOVE 2009), casting director Nicole Schmied from Austria, the former EUROPEAN SHOOTING STAR Eduardo Noriega and the film critic and member of the Norwegian Oscar® committee Mode Steinkjer.

The EFP will present EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS to the international film scene during the first weekend of the Berlinale. The talents will be introduced to international casting directors, agents, directors, producers and members of the press at various events and workshops. The highlight will be the presentation of the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS Awards on 19 February 2018 on the stage of the Berlinale Palast.

Franz Rogowski appeared as a dancer and performer at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and the Schaubühne in Berlin. The film director Jakob Lass recognized his acting talent early on and cast him in the leads for FRONTALWATTE and LOVE STEAKS, for which he received the Best Actor prize at the prestigious German Cinema New Talent Awards during the Filmfest München. Lead roles then followed in the multiple award-winning one-shot film VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper, in BEDBUGS by Jan Henrik Stahlberg, and LUX WARRIOR OF LIGHT by Daniel Wild. He has also worked with Michael Haneke on HAPPY END, with Terrence Malick on his latest film project, and stars in two films in Competition this year at the Berlinale: Thomas Stuber’s IN THE AISLES and Christian Petzold’s TRANSIT.

Former German SHOOTING STARS include Louis Hofmann, Jella Haase, Jannis Niewöhner, Daniel Brühl, Hannah Herzsprung, Alexander Fehling, David Kross, Anna Maria Mühe and Moritz Bleibtreu.

Franz Rogowski (© Schramm Film)