Deauville American Film Festival
It was established by Lionel Chouchan and André Halimi, thanks to the determination of the then Mayor of Deauville, Michel d'Ornano, and thanks to the support lent by the Lucien Barrière group 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.
Grand Prix du jury
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, directed by Tom DiCillo
- 1996 : The Daytrippers, directed by Greg Mottola
- 1997 : Sunday, directed by Jonathan Nossiter
- 1998 : Next Stop Wonderland, directed by Brad Anderson
- 1999 : Being John Malkovich, directed by Spike Jonze
- 2000 : Girlfight, directed by Karyn Kusama
- 2001 : Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell
- 2002 : Raising Victor Vargas, directed by Peter Sollett
- 2003 : What Alice Found, directed by A. Dean Bell
- 2004 : Maria Full of Grace, directed by Joshua Marston
- 2005 : Crash, directed by Paul Haggis
- 2006 : Little Miss Sunshine, directed by Jonathan Dayton et Valerie Faris
- 2007 : The Dead Girl, directed by Karen Moncrieff
- 2008 : The Visitor, directed by Thomas McCarthy
- 2009 : The Messenger, directed by Oren Moverman
- 2010 : Mother and Child, directed by Rodrigo García
- 2011 : Take Shelter, directed by Jeff Nichols
- 2012 : Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin
- 2013 : Night Moves, directed by Kelly Reichardt
- 2014 : Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle
Prix du jury
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.
- 1995 : tied : Denise Calls Up, directed by Hal Salwen, & The Brothers McMullen, directed by Edward Burns
- 1996 : tied Bound, directed by The Wachowskis, & Welcome to the Dollhouse, directed by Todd Solondz
- 1997 : tied : In The Company of Men, directed by Neil LaBute, & Ulee's Gold, directed by Victor Nuñez
- 1998 : High Art, directed by Lisa Cholodenko
- 1999 : tied : Twin Falls Idaho, directed by Michael Polish, & Guinevere, directed by Audrey Wells
- 2000 : tied : Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan, & Boiler Room, directed by Ben Younger
- 2001 : Ghost World, directed by Terry Zwigoff
- 2002 : tied : One Hour Photo, directed by Mark Romanek, & L.I.E., directed by Michael Cuesta
- 2003 : Thirteen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke
- 2004 : The Woodsman, directed by Nicole Kassell
- 2005 : tied On the Outs, directed by Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnik, & Keane, directed by Lodge Kerrigan
- 2006 : Half Nelson, directed by Ryan Fleck
- 2007 : Never Forever, directed by Gina Kim
- 2008 : Ballast, directed by Lance Hammer
- 2009 : Precious, directed by Lee Daniels
- 2010 : Winter's Bone, directed by Debra Granik, & The Myth of the American Sleepover, directed by David Robert Mitchell
- 2011 : The Dynamiter, directed by Matthew Gordon
- 2012 : Una Noche, directed by Lucy Mulloy
- 2013 : All Is Lost, directed by J.C. Chandor & Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, directed by Sam Fleischner
- 2014 : The Good Lie, directed by Philippe Falardeau
- 1995 : Andrei Konchalovsky (president), Anouk Aimée, Michael Lonsdale, Claudie Ossard, René Bonnell, Valérie Kaprisky, Steven Zaillian, Mathilda May, Élie Chouraqui and Yvan Attal.
- 1996 : Charlotte Rampling (president), Sabine Azéma, René Cleitman, Dominique Farrugia, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Laura Morante, Ornella Muti, Melvil Poupaud and Alain Rocca.
- 1997 : Sophie Marceau (president), Élodie Bouchez, Philippe Carcassonne, Étienne Chatiliez, Alain Finkielkraut, John Hurt, Michèle Laroque, Inés Sastre, Nathalie Quintane and Lambert Wilson.
- 1998 : Jean-Paul Rappeneau (president), Michèle Halberstadt, Sandrine Kiberlain, Virginie Ledoyen, Russell Banks, Maurice Bernart, Alessandro Gassman, Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Éric Serra and Christian Vincent (director).
- 1999 : Régis Wargnier (president), Jean-Hugues Anglade, Humbert Balsan, Richard Berry, Gabriel Byrne, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Marie Gillain, Michel Houellebecq, Marie-France Pisier and Elsa Zylberstein.
- 2000 : Neil Jordan (president), Guillaume Canet, Clotilde Courau, Tchéky Karyo, Philippe Labro, Samuel Le Bihan, François Ozon, Vincent Perez, Danièle Thompson and Marie Trintignant.
- 2001 : Jean-Jacques Annaud (president), Sandrine Bonnaire, Marion Cotillard, Arielle Dombasle, Gérard Darmon, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Darius Khondji, Benoît Poelvoorde and Gabriel Yared.
- 2002 : Pierre Lescure (president), Chantal Akerman, Richard Anconina, Jean-Marc Barr, Charles Berling, Amira Casar, Julie Gayet, Irène Jacob, Cédric Kahn and Bruno Wolkowitch.
- 2003 : Roman Polanski (president), Claudia Cardinale, Pawel Edelman, Jacques Fieschi, Ben Kingsley, Anne Parillaud, Zbigniew Preisner, Ludivine Sagnier, Fernando Trueba and Tom Tykwer.
- 2004 : Claude Lelouch (president), Anouk Aimée, Marie-Josée Croze, Danièle Heymann, Diane Kurys, Jeanne Labrune, Lio, Claudie Ossard, Bettina Rheims and Mathilde Seigner.
- 2005 : Alain Corneau (president), Enki Bilal, Dominique Blanc, Romane Bohringer, Rachida Brakni, Christophe, Dominik Moll, Melvil Poupaud and Brigitte Roüan.
- 2006 : Nicole Garcia (president), Maurice Barthélémy, Guillaume Canet, Amira Casar, Emmanuelle Castro, Antoine de Caunes, Julien Clerc, Philippe Djian and Marthe Keller.
- 2007 : André Téchiné (president), Odile Barski, Xavier Beauvois, Nicolas Cazalé, Charlélie Couture, Émilie Deleuze, Anouk Grinberg and Marie-France Pisier.
- 2008 : Carole Bouquet (president), Édouard Baer, Ronit Elkabetz, Diane Fleri, Pierre Jolivet, Cédric Kahn, Cristian Mungiu, Leonor Silveira and Dean Tavoularis.
- 2009 : Jean-Pierre Jeunet (president), Hiam Abbass, Dany Boon, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Émilie Dequenne, Déborah François, Sandrine Kiberlain, Patrice Leconte, Géraldine Pailhas and Bruno Podalydès.
- 2010 : Emmanuelle Béart (president), Lucas Belvaux, Jeanne Balibar, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Christine Citti, Fabrice Du Welz, Tony Gatlif, Denis Lavant and Abderrahmane Sissako.
- 2011 : Olivier Assayas (president), Nathalie Baye, Claire Denis, Nicolas Godin, Chiara Mastroianni, Angelin Preljocaj, Jean Rolin et Bruno Todeschini.
- 2012 : Sandrine Bonnaire (president), Clotilde Courau, Sami Bouajila, Christophe Honoré, Anaïs Demoustier, Alice Taglioni, Philippe Decouflé, Joann Sfar et Florent Emilio Siri.
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- Roland Godefroy, Deauville, 25 ans de cinéma américain, éd. CID, 2000 (French)