Deauville American Film Festival

The Deauville American Film Festival (French: Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville) is a yearly film festival devoted to American cinema, taking place since 1975 in Deauville, France.[1][2]

Deauville American Film Festival
LocationDeauville, France
LanguageEnglish, French

It was established by Lionel Chouchan, André Halimi, and then Mayor of Deauville Michel d'Ornano, with support from the Groupe Lucien Barrière in providing a luxurious setting for the Festival.[3] Although not competitive at its origin, the festival began to award prizes in 1995, for feature films, and 1998 for short films.


Grand Prix

This award was named Grand Prix spécial Deauville from 1995 to 2007 and Grand Prix du cinéma indépendant américain in 1998 and 1999.

1995Living in OblivionTom DiCillo
1996The DaytrippersGreg Mottola
1997SundayJonathan Nossiter
1998Next Stop WonderlandBrad Anderson
1999Being John MalkovichSpike Jonze
2000GirlfightKaryn Kusama
2001Hedwig and the Angry InchJohn Cameron Mitchell
2002Raising Victor VargasPeter Sollett
2003What Alice FoundA. Dean Bell
2004Maria Full of GraceJoshua Marston
2005CrashPaul Haggis
2006Little Miss SunshineJonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
2007The Dead GirlKaren Moncrieff
2008The VisitorTom McCarthy
2009The MessengerOren Moverman
2010Mother and ChildRodrigo García
2011Take ShelterJeff Nichols
2012Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
2013Night MovesKelly Reichardt
2014WhiplashDamien Chazelle
201599 HomesRamin Bahrani
2016Little MenIra Sachs
2017The RiderChloé Zhao
2018Thunder RoadJim Cummings
2019BullAnnie Silverstein

Prix du Jury

The award was called Prix du jury spécial Deauville (Special Deauville Jury Award) from 1995 through 1997 and Prix spécial du jury du cinéma indépendant américain (Special Jury Award of American Independent Film) in 1998 and 1999.

Prix du Public

The winner of the Deauville Audience Award is chosen by the festival attendees.

Prix de la Critique Internationale

The International Critics' prize is an award presented at the festival.

Prix d'Ornano-Valenti

The Prix d'Ornano-Valenti (previously "Prix Michel d'Ornano") is awarded annually to a debut French film. It carries a grant of 3,000 euros for the awarded director-writer, 3,000 euros for the film's producer, and 10,000 euros for the French distributor to help promote the film. The award, which is named in honour of the former Mayor of Deauville and co-founder of the festival, Michel d'Ornano, is supported by the Franco-American Cultural Fund.[4]

Prix de la Révélation

The Revelation Prize is awarded by a Revelation jury composed of up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.

Prix du Scénario

The Screenplay Prize was awarded in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and then discontinued.

The Jury

The Revelation Jury

See also


  1. Christopher F. Schuetze (25 May 2011). "A French Town's Bright Shine Belies Its Size". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  2. Seth Sherwood (5 August 2010). "Normandy's Quiet Glamour". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  3. "Deauville American Film Festival history". Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  4. "Deauville : The Michel d'Ornano Award". SACEM.

Further reading

  • Roland Godefroy, Deauville, 25 ans de cinéma américain, éd. CID, 2000 (in French)

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