Bruno Delbonnel, the cinematographer of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie, will receive the Da Vinci Award for exceptional cinematography at the 2002 Nortel Networks Palm Springs International Film Festival. The presentation will take place during the Cinematographer's Day programme Jan 12-13, 2002.

Delbonnel, who was selected for the prize by eight other cinematographers, also won the European Film Award last weekend.

His other credits include Peter Bogdanovich's upcoming The Cat's Meow starring Kirsten Dunst and Cary Elwes and Cedric Klapisch's next picture Ni Pour Ni Contre, Bien Au Contraire.