|Founded||1975; 45 years ago|
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.
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||Tom DiCillo|
|1996||The Daytrippers||Greg Mottola|
|1998||Next Stop Wonderland||Brad Anderson|
|1999||Being John Malkovich||Spike Jonze|
|2001||Hedwig and the Angry Inch||John Cameron Mitchell|
|2002||Raising Victor Vargas||Peter Sollett|
|2003||What Alice Found||A. Dean Bell|
|2004||Maria Full of Grace||Joshua Marston|
|2006||Little Miss Sunshine||Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris|
|2007||The Dead Girl||Karen Moncrieff|
|2008||The Visitor||Tom McCarthy|
|2009||The Messenger||Oren Moverman|
|2010||Mother and Child||Rodrigo García|
|2011||Take Shelter||Jeff Nichols|
|2012||Beasts of the Southern Wild||Benh Zeitlin|
|2013||Night Moves||Kelly Reichardt|
|2015||99 Homes||Ramin Bahrani|
|2016||Little Men||Ira Sachs|
|2017||The Rider||Chloé Zhao|
|2018||Thunder Road||Jim Cummings|
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.
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