The American Film Festival has taken place in Deauville every year in late summer since 1975. A selection of a hundred or so cinematographic works from the United States is presented to the many film fans who gather there: from big Hollywood productions to independent cinema, from feature films to short films through television.
Screenings at the American Film Festival take place at the International Centre in Deauville, the Lucien Barrière casino and Le Mony cinema. A jury rewards the best productions and honours remarkable figures of American cinema. Events are also organised in the festival village, so visitors can gain a better understanding of American film culture.