Prix Michel d’Ornano Valenti in 2015

The winner

12 September 2015

Logo du Prix d'Ornano ValentiSince 2007, the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) has funded the Prix Michel d’Ornano, in memory of this former French minister, mayor of Deauville and co-founder of the American Film Festival in Deauville.
This prize rewards a debut French film, to boost its recognition, promotion and exportation.
Renamed Prix d’Ornano-Valenti in 2015 in tribute to one of FACF’s founders, Jack Valenti, representing the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and originator of the award.

This year, the jury, chaired by Jean-Guillaume d’Ornano and made up of English-language journalists, awarded the prize to Les Cowboys, a film directed by Thomas Bidegain.

On Saturday 12 September at the awards ceremony for the American Film Festival in Deauville, the film’s crew received the prize officially from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman of MPAA, and Jean-Noël Tronc, Director General of Sacem and President of FACF.



In April 2016, the film will be in the selection for COLCOA, French Film Festival in Los Angeles, founded and organised by FACF.

Published September 15 2015