Jean-Pierre Jeunet, directorof the Academy Award-nominated Amélie - the most successful French film everreleased in North America - will be honoured at ShoWest next month with theInternational Achievement in Filmmaking Award. He will receive his award inperson on March 4th, at the International Day Luncheon.
Amélie's latest honour were its five Academy Awardnominations, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay,co-written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It was also nominated for nine BritishAcademy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, including Best Picture,Best Director and Best Screenplay.
In 1991, Jeunet launched hisfeature film career with the international hit comedy Delicatessen, which he co-wrote and co-directed with his longtime partner Marc Caro. That film received countless awards including theGeroges de Beauregard Award (1991), European Cinema Award (1991), Cesar Awardfor Best First Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best ProductionDesign (1992), and Youth Grand Prize (Best French Film of the Year -1992).
In 1995, Jeunet continuedhis success with the critically acclaimed dark, poetic fable, La CitéDes Enfants Perdus, which was chosenas a Cannes Film Festival Official Selection and received a Best Foreign Filmnomination at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Following La CitéDes Enfants Perdus, Jeunet was askedby 20th Century Fox to direct the fourth episode of the Alien saga, Alien Resurrection, and received a Saturn award nomination for hiswork.
ShoWest 2002 will be heldfrom Monday, March 4th through Thursday, March 7th at Bally's and Paris Hotelsin Las Vegas. Celebrating its 28th year, ShoWest is the world's largest motionpicture industry convention, attracting delegates from more than 45 countries.