Anna Kendrick will receive the 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Rising Star Award in January for her performance in Up In The Air.

Kendrick will collect the honour at the festival’s awards gala on January 5, festival chairman Harold Matzner announced at a Beverly Hills reception for the event last night [13].

“Anna Kendrick is an extremely gifted young actress,” Matzner said. “At age 12, she received a Tony Award nomination for best featured actress in a musical for her role as Dinah in High Society. Now in her mid 20s, she has gone from strength to strength with each succeeding screen roll.”

Previous recipients include Adam Beach, Jessica Biel, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Bryce Dallas Howard, Terrence Howard and Scarlett Johansson.

Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air is expected to be one of the awards season’s heavy hitters and will be released through Paramount on December 4.

Kendrick’s credits include the upcoming Twilight and Rocket Science, as well as the upcoming Twilight franchise films New Moon and Eclipse, and the upcoming graphic novel adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

PSIFF will run from January 5-18.