Deauville European Festival of American Films
The Deauville American Film Festival was created in 1975 by Lionel Chouchan and André Halimi under the leadership of Michel d’Ornano, then Mayor of the City of Deauville and of the Barrière Group. The City of Deauville delegates the co-organization of the Festival to ‘le Public Système Cinéma’ and to the C.I.D. LPSC provides artistic direction and the C.I.D brings its skills in event organization.
The Festival highlights the diversity of American cinema, from major Hollywood productions to independent films. It is the only European festival of this scale to open its doors to the public. Each year, more than one hundred films are presented on three sites: the Center International de Deauville, the Cinéma du Casino Barrière and the Cinéma le Morny.
The Festival has revealed works of art which have marked cinema history: James Gray’s Little Odessa, Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, Tom DiCillo’s Living in Oblivion, Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovitch, Christopher Nolan’s Memento, Todd Solondz’s Welcome to the Dollhouse, Paul Haggis’s Crash, John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s Little Miss Sunshine, Jeff Nichols’s Take Shelter, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, Matt Ross’s Captain Fantastic, Ben Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, David Lowery’s A Ghost Story….the Festival is praised each year for the quality and high standard of its programming.
Address1, avenue Lucien Barrière, 14 801 DEAUVILLE Cedex
Telephone: +33 2 31 14 14 14