The Prix d’Ornano-Valenti

The Prix d’Ornano-Valenti, grant­ed by a jury of Anglo-Sax­on jour­nal­ists presided by Jean-Guil­laume d’Ornano, will be offi­cial­ly giv­en to All to Play For by Del­phine Del­o­get, dur­ing the Award Ceremony.

Cre­at­ed in 1991 by the mem­ber com­pa­nies of the Motion Pic­ture Asso­ci­a­tion (MPA) and ded­i­cat­ed to the mem­o­ry of Michel d’Ornano, for­mer French min­is­ter, may­or of Deauville and co-founder of the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val, the Michel‑d’Ornano Award hon­ors a French first film in order to help sup­port its wider recog­ni­tion, pro­mo­tion and exportation.

Since 2009, the prize is sup­port­ed by the Fran­co-Amer­i­can Cul­tur­al Fund.

In 2015, the prize renamed the Prix d’Ornano-Valenti in mem­o­ry of Jack Valen­ti, for­mer CEO of MPA, the found­ing father of this com­pe­ti­tion, and as a trib­ute to the friend­ship between the two men, their fam­i­lies, and their shared ded­i­ca­tion to the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Festival.

Found­ed in 1996, the Fran­co-Amer­i­can Cul­tur­al Fund is a unique part­ner­ship between the Direc­tors Guild of Amer­i­ca (DGA), the Motion Pic­ture Asso­ci­a­tion (MPA), the French Soci­ety of Authors, Com­posers and Pub­lish­ers of Music (SACEM) and the Writ­ers Guild of Amer­i­ca West (WGAW). It pro­motes cul­tur­al exchange between France and the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca around a shared pas­sion for film and tele­vi­sion and those who cre­ate it.

“Since my child­hood, the Deauville Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val has always been emblem­at­ic of the pro­mo­tion of Amer­i­can cin­e­ma. I am hon­ored today, as Pres­i­dent of the Fran­co-Amer­i­can Cul­tur­al Fund, to give the Ornano-Valen­ti Prize, togeth­er with the Ornano fam­i­ly and our friends from the MPA. With this prize, we wish to high­light a first French film and to sup­port and help its career on the oth­er side of the Atlantic. In Deauville, as in Los Ange­les dur­ing The Amer­i­can French Film Fes­ti­val, we share true col­lec­tive emo­tion and we demon­strate the strong rela­tions which unite the French and Amer­i­can cul­ture, pre­sent­ing an ever grow­ing pub­lic with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cov­er increas­ing­ly diverse creations.”

Cécile Rap-Veber,

Sacem CEO / Fran­co-Amer­i­can Cul­tur­al Fund President

“As a for­mer US Ambas­sador to France, I know first­hand how cul­tur­al ties and exchanges can pos­i­tive­ly impact the bilat­er­al rela­tion­ship. I am very proud of the work we are doing togeth­er with the FACF. France and Amer­i­ca have a com­mon pas­sion; we know that films can bring sto­ries, cul­tures and shared val­ues to audi­ences. I look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to devel­op our exchanges that strength­en the unbreak­able bonds between our two nations.”

Charles Rivkin,

Chair­man and CEO of the Motion Pic­ture Asso­ci­a­tion (MPA)

Fran­co-Amer­i­can Cul­tur­al Fund Board Member

Award Win­ners since 1998

1998 Louise (Take 2) Siegfried

1999 Home­town Blue Stéphane Brizé

2000 Le Secret Vir­ginie Wagon

2001 Pret­ty Things Gilles Paquet-Brenner

2002 Hyp­no­tized and Hys­ter­i­cal (Hair­styl­ist Want­ed) Claude Duty

2003 Since Otar Left Julie Bertucelli

2004 Brodeuses A Com­mon Thread Eléonore Faucher

2005 Lit­tle Jerusalem Karin Albou

2006 Blame It on Fidel Julie Gavras

2007 La Vie d’artiste Marc Fitoussi

2008 John­ny Mad Dog Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

2009 Silent Voic­es Léa Fehner

2010 Angel & Tony Alix Delaporte

2011 17 Girls Del­phine Coulin & Muriel Coulin

2012  Hold Back Rachid Djaïdani

2013  Me, Myself and Mum Guil­laume Gallienne

2014 Num­ber One Fan Jeanne Herry

2015 Les Cow­boys Thomas Bidegain

2016 Willy the 1st Ludovic Boukher­ma, Zoran Boukher­ma, Marielle Gau­ti­er & Hugo P. Thomas

2017 Mont­par­nasse Bien­venüe Léonor Serraille

2018 Lit­tle Tick­les Andréa Bescond & Éric Métayer

2019 Les Mis­érables Ladj Ly

2020 Slalom Char­lène Favier

2021 Mag­net­ic Beats Vin­cent Maël Cardona

2022 Fal­con Lake Char­lotte Le Bon

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