The Deauville American Film Festival
Every year at the beginning of September, the seaside resort of Deauville, in Normandy, pays tribute to American cinema and its stars. On this occasion, more than 100 films are presented to the public in the most Hollywood of the Normandy seaside resorts.
Presentation of the festival
The Deauville American Film Festival takes place each year in Deauville, from the first Friday in September to the Sunday of the following week.
This festival was created in 1975 by Lionel Chouchan and André Halimi, with the financial support of the Lucien Barrière Group.
This event, which promotes American productions in France, also promotes American independent cinema, through the awards that are presented.
Evolution of the festival
The Deauville American Film Festival originally had no competition between the films presented.
A form of unofficial competition began in 1987, with the creation of the Coups de cœur LTC.
Since 1995, the festival has organized a selection of feature films that enter the competition. Since 1998, a selection of short films is also organized.
The meeting of the stars
Since its inception, the Deauville American Film Festival has been the meeting place for the biggest stars of American cinema.
The city can boast of having hosted Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Sharon Stone, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, and Julia Roberts, among others...
On the occasion of the Homages, created in 1977, the Festival has honored great names of Hollywood cinema, such as Gregory Peck (1977), Burt Lancaster (1979), Liz Taylor (1985), Bette Davis (1987), Kirk Douglas (1978, 1999) or Robert Mitchum (1989).
Other tributes have been paid posthumously to Rita Hayworth (1987), George Gershwin (1998), James Dean (2001), Stanley Kubrick (2001), John Frankenheimer (2002) and Marlon Brando (2004).
The 48th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival takes place from September 2 to 11, 2022.
This 48th anniversary honors the major Hollywood studios, through a program on independent cinema over the twenty years of the competition.
This year, the feature film jury is chaired by Arnaud DESPLECHIN.
Day pass | 36€ (Reduced rate 17€)
Access for one day to the sessions on the 3 places of projection
Reduced rate for students ?26 years old and job seekers, upon presentation of proof