Actor Malcolm McDowell is tolead a tribute to Scottish director Lindsay Anderson at August's EdinburghInternational Film Festival.

McDowell, who made hisscreen debut with Anderson in 1968's If', will present on stage aone-man show of readings from thedirector's diaries, letters and critical writings. Commemorating the tenthanniversary of Anderson's death, the festival will also screen his features, OLucky Man and The Whales Of August, and host a panel discussion onhis work and legacy.

The festival is also holdinga retrospective on 1960s Italian filmmaker Valerio Zurlini, whosecredits include Violent Summer.

Joining support body the UKFilm Council as sponsor of the festival's Michael Powell Award for Best BritishFeature is online DVD rental service LOVEFiLM.