Los Angeles Film Festival top brass made the announcement on Friday [19]. Russell will also receive the Spirit Of Independence award during the festival, set to run from Jun 13-23.

Russell will host a special screening of Three Kings that will also include a discussion about his body of work. In addition he will attend the 12th annual Filmmaker Retreat at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. 

Maya Rudolph and Gustavo Santaolalla will take part in the Master Class series and In Conversation will feature David Mamet and Ricky Jay.

Festival organisers have also scheduled An Evening With Costa-Gavras.