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Deauville International Center - From August 31 to September 9, 2018


An adventure in the heart of America

Since its creation in 1975, the American Film Festival has been the unmissable event for the start of the cinema year. Official competition dedicated to independent films, tributes, documentaries, premieres, screenings punctuate a festival in perpetual evolution, open to the general public.

THE COMPETITION : the artistic gaze of independent cinema as a truth about the world. To discover new talents.

THE FIRST : the authors and directors of today's cinema meet the public

THE DOCS OF UNCLE SAM : get to know American society better through documentaries, testimony of its time and its era.

TRIBUTES : the pleasure of American cinema in its myths and legends and the celebration of talent.

DEAUVILLE SEASON 9 : the best of TV series in preview, the meeting of cinematographic and televisual writings by those who hold the pen.

NEW: THE PRIZE OF THE 44TH FESTIVAL OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA OF DEAUVILLE : created for the first time this year, it will be awarded to the film The Sisters Brothers by Jacques Audiard in the presence of the film team, for the qualities of its staging, for the strength of the interpretation of four major actors of contemporary American cinema - John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed - to greet the producers, thanks to whom such a noble project was born.

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The juries

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Special prices

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The competition