16 October 2013 6:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cinematography festival will also honour Avatar production designer Rick Carter and documentary cinematographer Joan Churchill.

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 16-23), is to hand honourary awards to John Turturro, Rick Carter and Joan Churchill.

Turturro, best known for roles in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the Transformers franchise, will be presented with the festival’s Special Award to Actor-Director at a ceremony in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

A regular collaborator with the Coen brothers, Turturro most recently wrote and directed comedy Fading Gigolo, which will receive its Polish premiere at the festival.

Carter, who won Oscars for his work on Lincoln and Avatar and received nominations for Forrest Gump and War Horse, will receive Camerimage’s Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity Award.

The production designer and art director also boasts credits including Amistad,A.I. Artificial IntelligenceCast AwayWar of the WorldsWhat Lies BeneathJurassic Park, and Back to the Future Part II »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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