Martin Rapold – Shooting Star 2000

European acting talent in the limelight at the Berlinale

Shooting Stars is just one of the numerous events initiated by European Film Promotion (EFP), aiming to render European film productions visible. SWISS FILMS is a member of this association of film promotion agencies. Since 1998 EFP has presented during the International Film Festival in Berlin Europe’s new generation of acting talent: the “Shooting Stars”. The event has evolved into a label and become a talent exchange for young actors. Switzerland has participated since 1999. Since 2008 a jury has selected the ten best candidates.

Martin Rapold

Martin Rapold


Born in Switzerland, trained as a classical singer and worked as a free journalist before studying at the European Film Actor School in Zurich. After having earned the Shooting Star award of the European Film Accademy for his lead performance in Florian Froschmayer's feature “Exklusiv” in 2000, he appeared in more than 40 cinema and television productions in Switzerland and throughout Europe. Since being credited co-writer in Riccardo Signorell’s feature “Nocturne” in 2003 he has also written for several other projects and is currently preparing his feature debut as a director.



As actor (a selection):