The 11th edition of the Champs-Élysées Film Festival takes place from Tuesday June 21 to Tuesday June 28, 2022. Know the winners!
The Champs-Élysées Film Festival, which honors the best in French and American independent cinema, closed last night with the presentation of 15 Prizes and the preview screening of the film Everything Everywhere All at Once (in theaters on August 31).
The feature film jury and the press jury both rewarded Max Walker-Silverman’s A Love Song and Lola Quivoron’s Rodéo, which has already won the Un Certain Regard favorite award of the Cannes selection jury.
Rodéo is followed by Julia (Julie Ledru), a young woman who lives on small plots and spends all, almost animals fond of motorcycling. One summer day, he meets a gang of cross-bitumen bikers and enters this secret environment, mostly young men. Before an accident could weaken his position within the band … The film will be released in theaters on September 7th.
A love song by Max Walker-Silverman takes place at a campsite in the Western countryside, a woman is waiting for the arrival of a young love, unsure of her intentions and afraid of hers. the film is directed by Dale Dickey, Wes Studi and Michelle Wilson. The release date has not yet been announced.
For its part, Fanny Molins ’French feature film Atlantic bar received the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Prize. This documentary, which follows the owner of a bar on sale, was presented by ACID during the last Cannes Film Festival. The film does not yet have a release date.
The feature film jury: led by Emmanuelle Bercot and composed of singer Albin de la Simone, director and screenwriter Maïmouna Doucouré, actress Rebecca Marder and director Diego Ongaro presented 4 Prizes.
- The Grand Jury Prize Independent American Feature Film: Mija by Isabel Castro
- Grand Prize for Jury Independent French Feature Film: Atlantic Bar on Fanny Molins
- Jury Prize for Best American Director: Max Walker-Silverman with A Song of Love
- Jury Award for Best Director in French: Lola Quivoron with Rodeo
The jury for the short film, led by screenwriter and director Anaïs Volpé, is comprised of comic book writer, screenwriter and director Nine Antico, director and screenwriter Élie Girard, actress Pauline Lorillard and singer and novelist that Clara Ysé. They also gave away 4 prizes.
- Grand Jury Prize for Best American Short Film: starfuckers by Antonio Marziale
- The Grand Jury Prize for Best French Short Film: The Magic Flute by Geordy Couturiau
- American Short Film Jury Prize – special mention: Video Visit by Malika Zouhali-Worrall
- French Short Film Jury Prize – special mention: Goodbye Jerome by Adam Sillard, Gabrielle Selnet and Chloe Farr
The France Télévisions Prize for French short film, awarded to the purchase of France Télévisions, was given to San Jean Baptist by Jean-Baptiste Alazard.
The press jury, composed of journalists Marie Sauvion, Renan Cros, Pascaline Potdevin and Juliette Reitzer, presented 2 awards:
- The Critics’ Award for Best Feature in America: A Love Song by Max Walker-Silverman
- Critics’ Award for Best French Film: Lola Quiveron’s Rodeo
In part, the public was rewarded with 2 feature films and 2 short films.
- Audience Award for Best Independent French Feature Film: Atlantic bar on Fanny Molins
- Audience Award for Best Independent American Feature: Quantum Cowboys by Geoff Marslett
- Audience Award for Best Independent Short Film in French: blinding by Aurelien Achache
- Audience Award for Best Independent American Short Film: lucky fish by Emily May Jampel