MUMBAI: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will decide filmmaker Martin Scorsese with the BAFTA Fellowship for his contribution to cinema.
Said British Academy of Film and Television Arts chairman Tim Corrie, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his lifetime; a true inspiration to all young directors the world over.
We are delighted to honour his contribution to cinema history and look forward to paying tribute to him in London on February 12."
The 69-year-old director, who last year released his first family film Hugo, will join the likes of Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and Judi Dench next month by receiving the accolade given to those who provide an exceptional contribution to film, it is understood.
"It is a great honour to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends," commented Scorsese after hearing the news of the BAFTA honour.
The BAFTA Awards ceremony will be held on February 12.