The presentation will feature clips from Hopkins' career, an on-stage interview, and a screening of The Remains Of The Day. Hopkins will introduce his new film Slipstream later in the festival.
'We are delighted to have the opportunity to recognise one of cinema's most distinguished actors with the Festivals' highest honour,' SIFF programming director Carl Spence said.
'Equally impressive, Hopkins has created a remarkable work as the writer, director and star of Slipstream, a film that showcases his singular artistic vision.'
Hopkins won the Oscar for The Silence of The Lambs in 1991. His credits include The Bounty, Amistad, Nixon, Shadowlands, and The Lion In Winter.
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