David Cronenberg willreceive the Visionary Award, Jake Gyllenhaal will receive the Desert PalmAchievement Award and Michael London will collect the Producer of the YearAward at the 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) inJanuary.
Cronenberg's latest picture AHistory Of Violence has grossed morethan $30.5m since opening through New Line. His credits include Spider,eXistenZ, Scanners, Videodrome and The Fly.
Gyllenhaal stars in the GulfWar drama Jarhead that openedrecently through Universal and is closing in on $50m at the domestic boxoffice. He also stars in Ang Lee's Venice Golden Lion winner BrokebackMountain, and the recent Miramaxrelease Proof.
London's producing creditsinclude The Family Stone starringClaire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Sarah Jessica Parker that Fox isscheduled to release on Dec 16.
His credits include Sideways,Thirteen, and the upcoming TheIllusionist starring Ed Norton andPaul Giamatti, and King Of California, which is set to star Michael Douglas.
'We are honoured tohave David Cronenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael London at this year'sevent," festival chairman Earl Greenberg said. "The festival has screened eachof these talent's most recent films in advance and they genuinely deserve thehonours being bestowed upon them."
As previously announced,Terrence Howard will receive the Rising Star Award. Further announcements willbe released in December. The awards gala will take place on Jan 7 2006 and thefestival runs from Jan 5-16 2006.