One of the top three strictly American indie film festivals outside of the US, France’s Deauville American Film Festival has unveiled the fourteen titles in the competition section with films dating back to Marian Mathias‘ Runner (Venice 2022) passing through (Sundance) in heavyweight contender Celine Song‘s Past Lives and Babak Jalali‘s Fremont to Berlinale with John Trengove‘s Manodrome and to the Tribeca with Hannah Peterson‘s The Graduate plus some Directors’ Fortnight titles for good measure.
The 49th edition takes place between September 1st and the 10th and they’ll likely throw in a trio of French title world premieres in the mix. For the jury we’ve got Guillaume Canet, filmmakers Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Alexandre Aja, and Léa Mysius plus actress Rebecca Marder.
Here are the fourteen comp titles.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Aitch Alberto
Blood For Dust – Rod Blackhurst
Cold Copy – Roxine Helberg
Fremont – Babak Jalali
The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed – Joanna Arnow
LaRoy – Shane Atkinson
Manodrome – John Trengove
Runner – Marian Mathias
Summer Solstice – Noah Schamus
The Graduate – Hannah Peterson
The Sweet East – Sean Price Williams
Wayward – Jacquelyn Frohlich