The European Film Academy is to honour Claude Chabrol and Carlo di Palma at its forthcoming awards ceremony.

Chabrol, whose credits include Le Beau Serge, Jours Tranquilles A Clichy, Madame Bovary and La Fleur Du Mal, will receive the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award 2003.

Di Palma will receive the European Achievement In World Cinema 2003. The Italian cinematographer began his career as an assistant to Luchino Visconti and has worked with the likes of Gillo Pontecorvo, Michelangelo Antonioni (Deserto Rosso, Blow Up) and Sidney Lumet (The Appointment). However, he is best known for his collaborations with Woody Allen on twelve films including Hannah And Her Sisters; Radio Days, Manhattan Murder Mystery and Deconstructing Harry.

Both Chabrol and di Palma will be among the guests at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin's Arena during which a total of 16 awards will be presented.