Centre International de Deauville - From August 31 to September 9, 2018


An adventure at the heart of America

Since its creation in 1975, the American Film Festival has been the essential event of the film back, with the presentation of more than 100 films, including an official competition dedicated to independent films. Tributes, documentaries, premières and projections are spicing a constantly evolving festival, open to the public.

THE COMPETITION: the artistic contribution of independent film reveals new truths about the world. It’s an opportunity to discover new talents;

THE PREMIÈRES: film authors and directors of current cinema meet the public;

LES DOCS DE L'ONCLE SAM: improving your knowledge of the American culture through documentaries, representing their time and society;

THE TRIBUTES: the joy of knowing myths and legends of American films, celebrating talents;

DEAUVILLE SAISON 9: the best of TV series’ first releases, meeting cinema and television authors.

NEW: THE PRIZE OF THE 44TH DEAUVILLE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL: created for the first time this year, this prize will be awarded to Les Frères Sisters by Jacques Audiard in the presence of the film’s team, for an excellent staging and the great performance of four main actors of the contemporary American cinema: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed. It’s also a tribute to the producers who made this project come true.

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The jury

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The Special Prizes

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The competition