EFP picks Shooting Stars jury

Five members will pick 10 European talents

COLOGNE, Germany -- Five veterans of the European film scene have been selected for the jury of the 2009 Shooting Stars, the talent scout event held every year during the Berlin International Film Festival.

U.K. film historian Peter Cowie, Belgian producer-director Marion Hansel, Macedonian actress Labina Mitevska, Spanish producer Antonio Saura and Portuguese casting director Patricia Vasconcelos will select the 10 European talents who will attend the 2009 event.

The new faces will be presented to the international industry at events in Berlin between Feb. 7-9.

For the first time next year, one of the 10 young actors will be picked to receive the inaugural Shooting Stars Award, presented by Germany's Studio Babelsberg.