Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will receive the Joseph Plateau Award for career achievement in film-making at the upcoming 35th Ghent International Film Festival in Belgium.

Parkes and MacDonald served as the inaugural co-heads of DreamWorks until 2005 and have produced more than 30 films together including Gladiator, Minority Report, Amistad, the Men In Black series and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.

The Joseph Plateau Award has previously gone to Richard D Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck, Sydney Pollack, David Puttnam, Robert Altman, Richard Attenborough, Juliette Binoche, Vanessa Redgrave and Peter Ustinov, among others.

The ceremony is set to take place on October 11 and the festival runs from October 7-18. Festival highlights are expected to include a tribute to Harold Lloyd, a musical tribute to the late Anthony Minghella conducted by Gabriel Yared, concerts by Dario Marianelli, Angelo Badalamenti and Clint Mansell and a concert featuring the music of John Williams performed by the Brussels Philharmonic.

As usual, the festival will close on October 18 with the annual World Soundtrack Awards.