Veteran French composer Maurice Jarre will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's World Soundtrack Awards during the Flanders International Film Festival (FIFF) in Ghent (October 7-18 2003).

The composer of scores for such films as Doctor Zhivago, Dead Poets Society and Ghost will be presented the award "for his enormous career and dedication."

FIFF, whose programme always focuses on the impact of film on music, will also feature live performances by World Soundtrack Award winner Patrick Doyle, Oscar-winner Nicola Piovani from Italy, and Belgium's Hooverphonic.