The Australian director of global hit The Great Gatsby will collect the Luchino Visconti Legend Award in Italy on Jul 19.

Previous winners include Tom Hooper, Paul Haggis, Stephen Frears, Alan Parker, Terry Gilliam, Jim Sheridan, Joel Schumacher and Andrei Konchalowski.

The 11th annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival is set to run from Jul 13-21. Luhrmann is pictured on set with star Leonardo DiCaprio.