European Shooting Stars: Levan Gelbakhiani named in 2020 cinema talent list

The young actor has received praise from the jury team of European Film Promotion. Photo: Natalia Ghlonti., 09 Jan 2020 - 15:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's emerging acting talent Levan Gelbakhiani is one of 10 young performers selected as this year's European Shooting Stars by the European Film Promotion and will be unveiled to the Berlin International Film Festival audience to accept the award next month.

Winner of best actor prizes at Sarajevo and Valladolid festivals for his part in director Levan Akin's And Then We Danced, Gelbakhiani is now recognised in the selection of "the best up-and-coming young actresses and actors from Europe".

The outstanding talents were selected by a jury of industry experts, who deemed them ready to step out onto the international film scene" - European Film Promotion

The young actor was included in the list - promoted as the "oldest and most efficient" initiative for highlighting new acting personalities of the European scene - alongside cinema talent like Ella Rumpf (Alexia) and Bilal Wahib (Fissa).