Champs-Elysees Film Fest 2018: Jury and Audience Award

The 7th Champs-Elysees Film Festival closed in Paris with an awards ceremony followed by the French premiere of the Zellner brothers’ darkly comic western, Damsel, starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska.

Matt Porterfield’s Baltimore-set drama Sollers Point, which stars McCaul Lombardi, Jim Belushi and Zazie Beetz, received the top jury prize for an American independent feature. The film was released in the U.S. last month by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

The audience award for a U.S. feature went to Yen Tan’s debut 1985, about a young gay man returning to his conservative Texas town. 1985 also nabbed the student jury prize, with a special mention for Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline.

French Awards

Guillaume Brac’s July Tales (Contes de juillet) split the top prize with Samuel Bigiaoui’s documentary 68, mon pere et les clous.

Vincent Giovanni and Igor Mendjisky’s feature debut La Trajectoire du homard won the audience award.

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