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2012 Deauville American Film Festival

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]

2012 Deauville American Film Festival
2012 Deauville American Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film Mud
Closing film Savages
Location Deauville, France
Hosted by Deauville American Film Festival Group
No. of films 67 feature films
Festival date August 31, 2012 (2012-08-31)–September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)
Language International

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 juryEdit



Les Premières (Premieres)Edit

Les Docs De L'Oncle Sam (Uncle Sam's Doc)Edit

La Nuit américaine (American cinema overview)Edit

Carte blancheEdit

Séance culteEdit



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

The festival awarded the following awards:[3]


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