Swedish and Icelandic actress and artist Edda Magnason has been selected as one of ten Shooting Stars by the European Film Promotion (EFP). It is the fourth year in a row that the international jury for EFP has chosen a Swede among their Shooting Stars.

Edda Magnason was born in 1984 in Lövestad, in the south of Sweden, and is originally a singer/songwriter, whose debut album came out in 2010. It was her breakthrough part as Monica Zetterlund in Per Fly’s film ”Monica Z” (”Waltz For Monica”) that propelled Magnason into the international arena. The Shooting Stars program, which has close ties to the Berlin Film Festival, was created in 1998. Swedish alumni includes Bill Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander. Other stars this year include Danica Curcic, Maria Dragus and Miriam Karlkvist.