2012 Deauville American Film Festival

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2012 Deauville American Film Festival
2012 Deauville American Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmMud
Closing filmSavages
LocationDeauville, France
Hosted byDeauville American Film Festival Group
No. of films67 feature films
Festival dateAugust 31, 2012 (2012-08-31)–September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)

The 38th Deauville American Film Festival took place at Deauville, France from August 31 to September 9, 2012. Jeff Nichols's drama film Mud served as the opening night film. Savages by Oliver Stone was the closing night film of the festival.[1][2] The Grand Prix was awarded to Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin.[3]

Complete lineup for the festival was announced on July 25, 2012, including episodes from Television shows for the Television section at the festival. Fashion designer and filmmaker Agnès B. was given Carte blanche section to show seven of her favourite American films to the festival audience.[4] The festival paid tribute to William Friedkin, Salma Hayek, Harvey Keitel, Liam Neeson, Melvin Van Peebles, Paula Wagner and John Williams and hosted retrospective of their films.[5][6] Paul Dano received Le Nouvel Hollywood (Hollywood Rising Star) award.[4]


Sandrine Bonnaire, Main Jury President

Main Competition[7][edit]

Cartier revelation jury[edit]



Les Premières (Premieres)[edit]

Les Docs De L'Oncle Sam (Uncle Sam's Doc)[edit]

La Nuit américaine (American cinema overview)[edit]

Carte blanche[edit]

Séance culte[edit]



Benh Zeitlin, won Grand Prix and Cartier Revelation Prize at the festival.

The festival awarded the following awards:[3]


  1. ^ "'Savages,' 'Bourne' crash Deauville: Nichols' 'Mud' to open fest". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Salma Hayek 38th Deauville American Film Festival closing gala - 'Savages' - Premiere Deauville France - 08.09.12". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Deauville 2012: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Una Noche' Win Top Prizes". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Deauville American Film Festival Turns Up the Star Power for 38th Edition". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "French buyers circle Una Noche, Booster after Deauville screenings". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Deauville film festival pays tribute to American films". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  7. ^ "2012 - 38e Festival du Cinéma Américain". Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "THE LITERARY AWARD LUCIEN BARRIER". Retrieved September 28, 2015.

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