Awards

The 11th edition of the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, created by producer, distributor and exhibitor Sophie Dulac, took place from Tuesday, June 21 to Tuesday, June 28. This year again, the festival put the spotlight on the best of American and French independent cinema, in the heart of Paris.

At the Publicis Cinemas, the Balzac, the Lincoln, the UGC Normandie and the Gaumont Champs-Elysées, a large audience was able to discover the selections of short films and feature films in competition: French and American films that have the avant-garde and independence spirit in common.

- Feature Film Jury Awards -

At the end of this exciting week, the Feature Film Jury, chaired by screenwriter, actress and director Emmanuelle Bercot, with director and screenwriter Maïmouna Doucouré, actress Rebecca Marder, director, producer and screenwriter Diego Ongaro and singer and multidisciplinary artist Albin de la Simone, awarded the following prizes :

The Grand Jury Prize for Best American Independent Feature Film to Mija, by Isabel Castro
11,000€ cash prize provided by Banque Transatlantique to the director to support her next feature film

The Grand Jury Prize for Best French Independent Feature Film to Atlantic Bar, by Fanny Molins
11,000€ cash prize provided by Banque Transatlantique to a French distributor
A French distributor will have one year to buy the film.

Jury Prize for Best American Director to Max Walker-Silverman for his film A Love Song
2,500€ cash prize for the director, provided by the festival

Jury Prize for Best French Director to Lola Quivoron for Rodeo
2,500€ cash prize for the director, provided by the festival


- Short Film Jury Awards -

The Short Film Jury, chaired by director and screenwriter Anaïs Volpé, with illustrator, comic book author, screenwriter and director Nine Antico, director and screenwriter Élie Girard, actress Pauline Lorillard and singer and novelist Clara Ysé, awarded the following prizes :

The Grand Jury Prize for Best American Independent Short Film to Starfuckers by Antonio Marziale
2,500€ cash prize for the director, provided by Banque Transatlantique
Special Mention for Video Visit by Malika Zouhali-Worrall

The Grand Jury Prize for Best French Independent Short Film to La Flûte Enchantée by Geordy Couturiau
2,500€ cash prize for the director, provided by Banque Transatlantique
Special Mention for Au Revoir Jérôme by Adam Sillard, Gabrielle Selnet and Chloé Farr

The France Télévisions Prize for a Short Film, endowed with a purchase by France Télévisions, was awarded to Saint Jean-Baptiste by Jean-Baptiste Alazard


- Press Jury Awards -

The Press Jury, composed of journalists Marie Sauvion, Renan Cros, Pascaline Potdevin and Juliette Reitzer, awarded:

The Critics Award for Best American Independent Feature Film to A Love Song by Max Walker-Silverman

The Critics Award for Best French Feature Film to Rodeo by Lola Quivoron


- Audience Awards -

A huge thank you to all the festival-goers for attending and voting for your favorite films. Here is the list of winners:

The Audience Award for Best French Independent Feature Film goes to Atlantic Bar by Fanny Molins

 The Audience Award for Best American Independent Feature Film to Quantum Cowboys by Geoff Marslett

 The Audience Award for Best French Independent Short Film to Séparation by Aurélien Achache

 The Audience Award for Best American Independent Short Film to Lucky Fish by Emily May Jampel


The festival congratulates all the award-winning directors and their teams, and wishes the very best to all the selected films. We look forward to seeing you in June 2023 for the 12th edition !

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