Polish filmmaker Zanussi to get Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI - 2012

Panaji, Nov. 20 (ANI): Renowned Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi known for producing acclaimed films like Camouflage, Family Life, The Silent Touch, The Contract and Revisited will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here on Tuesday.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to 73-year-old Zanussi during the opening function of IFFI here.

The award is conferred on an eminent international film personality for outstanding contribution to the world cinema and it carries an amount of Rs10 lakh, a scroll , a shawl and a certificate.

Zanussi is a professor of European film at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland where he conducts a summer workshop. He is the director of the Polish Film Studio TOR and has received several prizes and awards.

Some other prominent films by Zanussi include The Structure of Crystal (1969), The Spiral (1978), Constant Factor (1980). Zanussi's works are often described as intellectual and deeply philosophical. He also has a close association with India, particularly Film and Television Institute of India, Pune where he has conducted several workshops for the students since 1975. (ANI)