Veteran British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe will receive the International Achievement Award from the American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) at the 16th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on Feb 17, 2002, in Los Angeles.

Slocombe has 75 feature credits including a slew of the great Ealing comedies (The Lavendar Hill Mob (1951), The Man In The White Suit (1951), Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949) and The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953), other British classics like Dead Of Night (1945), Mandy (1952), The Servant (1963) and The Italian Job (1969) and modern US classics like The Lion In Winter (1968), Julia (1977) and the Indiana Jones trilogy (1981-1989).

Directors he has worked with include Fred Zinnemann, Steven Spielberg, John Huston, George Cukor, Joseph Losey, Roman Polanski, Norman Jewison and Ken Russell. He has three Oscar nominations: for Travels With My Aunt (1972), Julia and Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981).

He joins other previous international winners of the prize including Freddie Young, Jack Cardiff, Gabriel Figueroa, Henri Alekan, Raoul Coutard, Freddie Francis, Giuseppe Rotunno, Oswald Morris and Billy Williams.