The 18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF)will honour Adam Beach with the Rising Star Award at its annual awards gala onJan 6, 2007.

Beach will next be seen alongside Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford,Barry Pepper and Paul Walker in Clint Eastwood's Iwo Jima epic Flags Of OurFathers. Paramount willrelease the picture on Oct 20.

Festival chairman Earl Greenberg made the announcement at aprivate event at the Charlie Chaplin home of Patricia Barry in Beverly Hillslast night [Oct 5].

'[Beach's] role in Flags Of Our Fathers is sure to be remembered as one of theoutstanding performances from this year in cinema,' said Greenberg.

Former recipients of the Rising Star Award include TerrenceHoward, Scarlett Johansson and Bryce Dallas Howard.

The festival is scheduled to run from Jan 5-16, 2007. For moredetails visit