SIFF to honour Oliver Stone with Founder's Directing Award

MUMBAI: The upcoming 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (SIFF) will honour Oliver Stone with the Founder‘s Directing Award (FDA) on 28 April at Film Society Awards Night.

"We are thrilled to honor Oliver Stone at this year‘s Festival," said San Francisco Film Society‘s executive director Graham Leggat. "He is in the midst of a remarkable career built on the confidence that complex ideas can be molded into popular cinema."

The Film Society‘s highly regarded Youth Education program will be the beneficiary of the fundraiser honouring Stone.

The soon-to-be-announced recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting and Frank Pierson, recipient of the Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting will also be honoured at the star-studded event.

Stone will also be on hand at the event for An Evening with Oliver Stone, for which he‘ll take part in an onstage interview.

Earlier recipients include Walter Salles, Francis Ford Coppola, Mike Leigh, Spike Lee, Werner Herzog, Taylor Hackford, Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Abbas Kiarostami, Arturo Ripstein, Im Kwon-Taek, Francesco Rosi, Arthur Penn, Stanley Donen, Manoel de Oliveira, Ousmane Semb?ne, Satyajit Ray, Marcel Carné, Jirí Menzel, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Robert Bresson, Michael Powell and Akira Kurosawa.

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