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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.


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. 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.

  • 1995 : Living in Oblivion, directed by Tom DiCillo
  • 1996 : The Daytrippers, directed by Greg Mottola
  • 1997 : Sunday, directed by Jonathan Nossiter
  • 1998 : Next Stop Wonderland, directed by Brad Anderson
  • 1999 : Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze
  • 2000 : Girlfight, directed by Karyn Kusama
  • 2001 : Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell
  • 2002 : Raising Victor Vargas, directed by Peter Sollett
  • 2003 : What Alice Found, directed by A. Dean Bell
  • 2004 : Maria Full of Grace, directed by Joshua Marston
  • 2005 : Crash, directed by Paul Haggis
  • 2006 : Little Miss Sunshine, directed by Jonathan Dayton et Valerie Faris
  • 2007 : The Dead Girl, directed by Karen Moncrieff
  • 2008 : The Visitor, directed by Thomas McCarthy
  • 2009 : The Messenger, directed by Oren Moverman
  • 2010 : Mother and Child, directed by Rodrigo García
  • 2011 : Take Shelter, directed by Jeff Nichols
  • 2012 : Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin
  • 2013 : Night Moves, directed by Kelly Reichardt
  • 2014 : Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle
  • 2015 : 99 Homes, directed by Ramin Bahrani
  • 2016 : Little Men, directed by Ira Sachs
  • 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.

  • 1995 (tied):
  • Denise Calls Up directed by Hal Salwen
  • The Brothers McMullen directed by Edward Burns
  • 1996 (tied):
  • Bound directed by The Wachowskis
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse directed by Todd Solondz
  • 1997 (tied):
  • In The Company of Men directed by Neil LaBute
  • Ulee's Gold directed by Victor Nuñez
  • 1998: High Art directed by Lisa Cholodenko
  • 1999 (tied):
  • Twin Falls Idaho directed by Michael Polish
  • Guinevere directed by Audrey Wells
  • 2000 (tied):
  • Memento directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Boiler Room directed by Ben Younger
  • 2001: Ghost World directed by Terry Zwigoff
  • 2002 (tied):
  • One Hour Photo directed by Mark Romanek
  • L.I.E. directed by Michael Cuesta
  • 2003: Thirteen directed by Catherine Hardwicke
  • 2004: The Woodsman directed by Nicole Kassell
  • 2005 (tied):
  • On the Outs directed by Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnik
  • Keane directed by Lodge Kerrigan
  • 2006: Half Nelson directed by Ryan Fleck
  • 2007: Never Forever directed by Gina Kim
  • 2008: Ballast directed by Lance Hammer
  • 2009: Precious directed by Lee Daniels
  • 2010 (tied):
  • Winter's Bone directed by Debra Granik
  • The Myth of the American Sleepover directed by David Robert Mitchell
  • 2011: The Dynamiter, directed by Matthew Gordon
  • 2012: Una Noche, directed by Lucy Mulloy
  • 2013 (tied):
  • All Is Lost directed by J.C. Chandor
  • Stand Clear of the Closing Doors directed by Sam Fleischner
  • 2014: The Good Lie directed by Philippe Falardeau
  • 2015: Tangerine directed by Sean Baker
  • 2016 (tied):
  • Captain Fantastic directed by Matt Ross
  • Wiener-Dog directed by Todd Solondz
  • Prix du Public

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

  • 1989: Torch Song Trilogy by Paul Bogart
  • 1990 (ex-æquo):
  • Pump Up the Volume by Allan Moyle
  • Tune in Tomorrow by Jon Amiel
  • 1991 (ex-æquo):
  • Trust by Hal Hartley
  • Hangin' with the Homeboys by Joseph B. Vasquez
  • 1992: In the Soup by Alexandre Rockwell
  • 1993 (ex-æquo):
  • El Mariachi by Robert Rodriguez
  • Naked in New York by Daniel Algrant
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Joel Hershman
  • 1994 (ex-æquo):
  • Go Fish by Rose Troche
  • Clerks by Kevin Smith
  • 1995: Living in Oblivion by Tom DiCillo
  • 1997: The Myth of Fingerprints by Bart Freundlich
  • 1998: Next Stop Wonderland by Brad Anderson
  • 2000: Songcatcher by Maggie Greenwald
  • 2001: Jump Tomorrow by Joel Hopkins
  • 2002: One Hour Photo by Mark Romanek
  • 2003: Dot the i by Matthew Parkhill
  • 2004: Maria Full of Grace by Joshua Marston
  • 2013: Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler
  • 2014: Whiplash by Damien Chazelle
  • 2015: Dope by Rick Famuyiwa
  • 2016: Captain Fantastic by Matt Ross
  • Prix de la Critique Internationale

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

  • 1987: Hollywood Shuffle by Robert Townsend
  • 1988: Patti Rocks by David Burton Morris
  • 1989: Signs of Life by John David Coles
  • 1990 (ex-æquo):
  • Metropolitan by Whit Stillman
  • Tune in Tomorrow by Jon Amiel
  • 1991: My Own Private Idaho by Gus Van Sant
  • 1992: Gas, Food Lodging by Allison Anders
  • 1993 (ex-æquo):
  • Public Access by Bryan Singer
  • The Wedding Banquet by Ang Lee
  • 1994 (ex-æquo):
  • Federal Hill by Michael Corrente
  • Little Odessa by James Gray
  • 1995: Swimming with Sharks by George Huang
  • 1996: Bound by The Wachowskis
  • 1997: Sunday by Jonathan Nossiter
  • 1998: Gods and Monsters by Bill Condon
  • 1999: Being John Malkovich by Spike Jonze
  • 2000: Memento by Christopher Nolan
  • 2001: Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell
  • 2002: The Safety of Objects by Rose Troche
  • 2003: American Splendor by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
  • 2004: Maria Full of Grace by Joshua Marston
  • 2005: Keane by Lodge Kerrigan
  • 2006: Sherrybaby by Laurie Collyer
  • 2007: Grace Is Gone by James C. Strouse
  • 2008: Gardens of the Night by Damian Harris
  • 2009: The Messenger by Oren Moverman
  • 2010: Buried by Rodrigo Cortés
  • 2011: Detachment by Tony Kaye
  • 2012: The We and the I by Michel Gondry
  • 2013: The Retrieval by Chris Eska
  • 2014: It Follows by David Robert Mitchell
  • 2015: Krisha by Trey Edward Schultz
  • 2016: The Fits by Anna Rose Holmer
  • 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.

  • 1992: Claire Aziza for Les Aiguilleurs
  • 1993: Hélène Woillot for Quand j'ai vu la chimère
  • 1994: Marie-Hélène Saller for Les Leçons du Mardi
  • 1995: Gilles Malençon for Le Bout du fleuve
  • 1996 (ex-æquo):
  • Christophe Mordellet for Silhouette
  • Éric Vernhes for Le Grand Projet
  • 1997: Gilles Malençon for L'Élue
  • 1998: Siegfried for Louise (Take 2)
  • 1999: Stéphane Brizé and Florence Vignon for Le Bleu des villes
  • 2000: Virginie Wagon and Érick Zonca for Le Secret
  • 2001: Gilles Paquet-Brenner for Pretty Things
  • 2002: Claude Duty for Filles perdues, cheveux gras
  • 2003: Julie Bertuccelli for Since Otar Left
  • 2004: Éléonore Faucher and Gaëlle Macé for A Common Thread
  • 2005: Karin Albou for Little Jerusalem
  • 2006: Julie Gavras for Blame It on Fidel
  • 2007: Marc Fitoussi for La Vie d'artiste
  • 2008: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire for Johnny Mad Dog
  • 2009: Léa Fehner for Silent Voice
  • 2010: Alix Delaporte for Angel & Tony
  • 2011: Delphine and Muriel Coulin for 17 Girls
  • 2012: Rachid Djaïdani for Hold Back
  • 2013: Guillaume Gallienne for Me, Myself and Mum
  • 2014: Jeanne Herry for Elle l'adore
  • 2015: Thomas Bidegain for The Cowboys
  • 2016: Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma, Marielle Gautier and Hugo P. Thomas for Willy 1er
  • Prix de la Révélation

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

  • 2006: Half Nelson by Ryan Fleck
  • 2007: Rocket Science by Jeffrey Blitz
  • 2008: Ballast by Lance Hammer
  • 2009: The Messenger by Oren Moverman
  • 2010: Holy Rollers by Kevin Asch
  • 2011: Detachment by Tony Kaye
  • 2012: Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin
  • 2013: Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler
  • 2014: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night by Ana Lily Amirpour
  • 2015: James White by Josh Mond
  • 2016: Wiener-Dog by Todd Solondz
  • Prix du Scénario

    The Screenplay Prize was awarded three times, in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and was subsequently discontinued.

  • 2004: The Final Cut by Omar Naim
  • 2005: Transamerica by Duncan Tucker
  • 2006: Sherrybaby by Laurie Collyer
  • The Jury

  • 1995 : Andrei Konchalovsky (president), Anouk Aimée, Michael Lonsdale, Claudie Ossard, René Bonnell, Valérie Kaprisky, Steven Zaillian, Mathilda May, Élie Chouraqui and Yvan Attal.
  • 1996 : Charlotte Rampling (president), Sabine Azéma, René Cleitman, Dominique Farrugia, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Laura Morante, Ornella Muti, Melvil Poupaud and Alain Rocca.
  • 1997 : Sophie Marceau (president), Élodie Bouchez, Philippe Carcassonne, Étienne Chatiliez, Alain Finkielkraut, John Hurt, Michèle Laroque, Inés Sastre, Nathalie Quintane and Lambert Wilson.
  • 1998 : Jean-Paul Rappeneau (president), Michèle Halberstadt, Sandrine Kiberlain, Virginie Ledoyen, Russell Banks, Maurice Bernart, Alessandro Gassman, Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Éric Serra and Christian Vincent (director).
  • 1999 : Régis Wargnier (president), Jean-Hugues Anglade, Humbert Balsan, Richard Berry, Gabriel Byrne, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Marie Gillain, Michel Houellebecq, Marie-France Pisier and Elsa Zylberstein.
  • 2000 : Neil Jordan (president), Guillaume Canet, Clotilde Courau, Tchéky Karyo, Philippe Labro, Samuel Le Bihan, François Ozon, Vincent Perez, Danièle Thompson and Marie Trintignant.
  • 2001 : Jean-Jacques Annaud (president), Sandrine Bonnaire, Marion Cotillard, Arielle Dombasle, Gérard Darmon, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Darius Khondji, Benoît Poelvoorde and Gabriel Yared.
  • 2002 : Pierre Lescure (president), Chantal Akerman, Richard Anconina, Jean-Marc Barr, Charles Berling, Amira Casar, Julie Gayet, Irène Jacob, Cédric Kahn and Bruno Wolkowitch.
  • 2003 : Roman Polanski (president), Claudia Cardinale, Pawel Edelman, Jacques Fieschi, Ben Kingsley, Anne Parillaud, Zbigniew Preisner, Ludivine Sagnier, Fernando Trueba and Tom Tykwer.
  • 2004 : Claude Lelouch (president), Anouk Aimée, Marie-Josée Croze, Danièle Heymann, Diane Kurys, Jeanne Labrune, Lio, Claudie Ossard, Bettina Rheims and Mathilde Seigner.
  • 2005 : Alain Corneau (president), Enki Bilal, Dominique Blanc, Romane Bohringer, Rachida Brakni, Christophe, Dominik Moll, Melvil Poupaud and Brigitte Roüan.
  • 2006 : Nicole Garcia (president), Maurice Barthélémy, Guillaume Canet, Amira Casar, Emmanuelle Castro, Antoine de Caunes, Julien Clerc, Philippe Djian and Marthe Keller.
  • 2007 : André Téchiné (president), Odile Barski, Xavier Beauvois, Nicolas Cazalé, Charlélie Couture, Émilie Deleuze, Anouk Grinberg and Marie-France Pisier.
  • 2008 : Carole Bouquet (president), Édouard Baer, Ronit Elkabetz, Diane Fleri, Pierre Jolivet, Cédric Kahn, Cristian Mungiu, Leonor Silveira and Dean Tavoularis.
  • 2009 : Jean-Pierre Jeunet (president), Hiam Abbass, Dany Boon, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Émilie Dequenne, Déborah François, Sandrine Kiberlain, Patrice Leconte, Géraldine Pailhas and Bruno Podalydès.
  • 2010 : Emmanuelle Béart (president), Lucas Belvaux, Jeanne Balibar, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Christine Citti, Fabrice Du Welz, Tony Gatlif, Denis Lavant and Abderrahmane Sissako.
  • 2011 : Olivier Assayas (president), Nathalie Baye, Claire Denis, Nicolas Godin, Chiara Mastroianni, Angelin Preljocaj, Jean Rolin et Bruno Todeschini.
  • 2012 : Sandrine Bonnaire (president), Clotilde Courau, Sami Bouajila, Christophe Honoré, Anaïs Demoustier, Alice Taglioni, Philippe Decouflé, Joann Sfar and Florent Emilio Siri.
  • 2013 : Vincent Lindon (president), Lou Doillon, Jean Echenoz, Hélène Fillières, Xavier Giannoli, Famke Janssen, Pierre Lescure, Bruno Nuytten and Rebecca Zlotowski.
  • 2014 : Costa-Gavras (president), Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Claude Lelouch, Pierre Lescure, Vincent Lindon, André Téchiné, Marie-Claude Pietragalla
  • 2015 : Benoît Jacquot (president), Pascal Bonitzer, Louise Bourgoin, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Marc Dugain, Marie Gillain, Julien Hirsch, Sophie Fillières and Marthe Keller
  • 2016 : Frédéric Mitterrand (president), Françoise Arnoul, Eric Elmosnino, Sara Forestier, Ana Girardot, Douglas Kennedy, Radu Mihăileanu, Emmanuel Mouret and Marjane Satrapi
  • The Revelation Jury

  • 2006: Christophe Honoré (president), Lou Doillon, Audrey Marnay, Olivier Py, Émilie Simon and Gilles Taurand
  • 2007: Gaël Morel (president), Clotilde Hesme, Olivia Magnani, Mélanie Thierry and Florian Zeller
  • 2008: Zoe Cassavetes (president), Diastème, Léa Drucker, Jalil Lespert and Ara Starck
  • 2009: Maïwenn (president), Romane Bohringer, Nicolas Fargues, Aïssa Maïga, Louise Monot and Raphaël
  • 2010: Manuel Pradal (president), Jonathan Lambert, Emma Luchini, Roxane Mesquida and Sébastien Thiéry
  • 2011: Samuel Benchetrit (president), Leila Hatami, Sabrina Ouazani, Elisa Sednaoui and Benjamin Siksou
  • 2012: Frédéric Beigbeder (president), Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Mélanie Bernier, Ana Girardot and Félix Moati
  • 2013: Valérie Donzelli (president), Laurence Arné, Vincent Lacoste, Géraldine Maillet and Woodkid
  • 2014: Audrey Dana (president), Anne Berest, Lola Bessis, Christine and the Queens, Freddie Highmore and Clémence Poésy
  • 2015: Zabou Breitman (president), Alice Isaaz, Géraldine Nakache, Stanley Weber and Rachelle Lefevre
  • 2016: Audrey Pulvar (president), Cédric Anger, Jérôme Bonnell, Kheiron, Diane Rouxel and Christa Théret
  • References

    Deauville American Film Festival Wikipedia

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