Harrison Ford will receivethe Aspen Filmfest's annual Independent by Nature Award at this year's 28th autumn festival in recognition ofhis contribution to modern cinema.

The evening tribute will take place on Sept 30. The award recognises a filmartist whose body of work has redefined the movie experience and has previouslygone to Anjelica Huston, William H Macy and Michael Douglas, among others.

The Aspen Filmfest is scheduled to run from Sept 26-Oct 1. For more detailsvisit the official website at www.aspenfilm.org.