The Deauville American Film Festival is gearing up for its 49th edition, which will run from September 1 to September 10, 2023. At the heart of this major cinematic event is the Centre International de Deauville, Inaugurated in 1992, on the occasion of the 18ᵉ Festival of American Cinema, the Normandy Convention Center now hosts nearly 140 events a year. Even today, it plays an essential role and contributes to the smooth running of this prestigious festival.
Deauville, renowned for its passion for cinema, attracts thousands of film buffs from all over the world every year. The Centre International de Deauville mobilizes its teams with dedication and professionalism to ensure the success of this event. As the festival’s main venue, it offers an ideal setting for screenings, welcoming talent and festival-goers, Ceremonies…
Each year, the American Film Festival screens its films in three different venues: the Centre International de Deauville, the Cinéma du Casino Barrière and the Cinéma le Morny, offering a varied program.
The Centre International de Deauville screening space offers an excellent cinematic experience. Festival-goers have the chance to discover the latest American film productions in optimal conditions. What’s more, the screening room is equipped with Atmos sound: the sound is broadcast in 3D, offering festival-goers an ultra-realistic experience for films using this technology.
Prizes and awards
Awards take center stage at the Deauville American Film Festival. Each year, the festival awards several prestigious prizes celebrating the best cinematographic works and emerging talents in the film industry. Films included in the Palmarès awards receive increased visibility for their release in French and foreign cinemas.
Five awards are presented at the Palmarès ceremony of the Deauville American Film Festival.
The awards include:
- Deauville Talent Awards
- Grand Prix & Jury Prize
- The Louis Roederer Foundation Revelation Award
- The Critics’ Prize, awarded by critics and journalists
- The City of Deauville Audience Award, a tribute to the public’s attachment to the American Film Festival, the City of Deauville chose to create this award in 2013. Each year, the prize allows each spectator to share his or her favorite films, giving a director an additional chance to be discovered and recognized.
This year, the films in competition will be judged by a jury of professionals, chaired by actor, director, producer and screenwriter Guillaume Canet.
The Competition is reserved exclusively for independent films.
Catégories du festival
- Les Hommages aux personnalités mythiques en leur présence.
- Le Nouvel Hollywood, qui honore l’avenir en invitant comédiens ou comédiennes, fleurons du cinéma de demain.
- Les Docs de l’Oncle Sam pour plonger dans la réalité de la société américaine.
The festival featured works that have left their mark on cinema, such as Little Odessa by James Gray, Pi by Darren Aronofsky, Manhattan on the move by Tom DiCillo, Being John Malkovich de Spike Jonze, Memento de Christopher Nolan,Welcome to the thankless age of Todd Solondz and much more.
Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Nicole Kidman, Liz Taylor, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, George Clooney and Morgan Freeman all walked the red carpet.
Deauville American Film Festival community and key figures
The Festival in 2022 (48th edition)
Over 60,000 festival-goers
55 films selected, including 13 in competition, and nearly 129 screenings!
6 world premieres / 8 international premieres / 12 French premieres / 15 first films
Among the 200 personalities invited by the festival were more than 50 American talents. Nearly 330 journalists, 40 photographers and 300 industry professionals.
To facilitate access to festival screenings and events, the Centre International de Deauville introduced the online ticketing system, offering a more convenient and seamless experience for festival-goers. Digital ticketing allows moviegoers from all over the world to book their tickets directly, through a secure online platform. This simplified process avoids the queues and constraints associated with purchasing physical tickets.
The importance of social networks
Over the years, the Deauville American Film Festival has gained quite a following on social networks:
- Twitter : 12.2k Followers
- Facebook : 46k Followers
- Instagram : 21.3k Followers
- YouTube : 1.17k Followers
Social media are powerful promotional tools, enabling the festival to:
- Share announcements
- Highlight videos made during the event
- Share and repost festival photos
- Review the event
- Ask questions to find out what festival-goers think.