The 18th AnnualPalm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honour Jessica Biel withthe Rising Star Award.

Biel, who starsin The Illusionistand upcoming release Home Of The Brave, will collect her honour at the festival's annual AwardsGala on Jan 6, 2007.

'This isone of our most star-studded award galas to date and we're pleased to includeJessica Biel in our stellar line-up of honourees,' festival chairman EarlGreenburg said.

'Biel'sstand-out performances in this year's The Illusionist and Home Of The Brave continue to cement her status as arising talent in film.'

Previouslyannounced honourees include the film Little Miss Sunshine, the cast of Babel, Sydney Pollack, Kate Winslet, AlejandroGonzalez Inarritu, Todd Field and Adam Beach.

Biel iscurrently filming the comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry in New York and Los Angeles oppositeAdam Sandler and Kevin James. Her credits include London, Elizabethtown,Stealth, The Rules Of Attraction and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

PSIFF isscheduled to run from Jan 4-15. For more details visit the official website at