The Swedish and Spanish masters will each receive career achievement tributes at the 30th Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), scheduled to take place from Mar 1-10.

This will mark the first time that festival organisers will honour two filmmakers.

Hallstrom’s The Hypnotist [pictured], which is Sweden’s official foreign language Oscar submission, and Trueba’s The Artist And The Model will screen at the Florida event.

“Espectacular and så underbart!” said MIFF executive director Jaie Laplante. “It is without question the best possible year for us to honour Fernando and Lasse, in individual tributes.

“Both of these great filmmakers have made indelible impressions on our history, and continue to create new works that foretells their finest work is even yet still to come, as their new films are destined to be on dozens of ten-best lists in 2013.

“The immensely moving The Artist And The Model will mark the 10th appearance by Fernando Trueba at Miami International Film Festival, which is by far the most of any director in our 30-year history,” added Laplante.

“Fernando’s films have opened the festival an unprecedented three times, in 1994, 1996 and most recently in 2011, and his appeal and favour with the Miami audience will make this special evening a kind of homecoming.

The Hypnotist is Lasse Hallström’s triumphant return to Swedish cinema after a 25-year absence. 

“Miami was the first festival to introduce the United States to his Swedish classic My Life As A Dog, and Lasse’s fond memories of that night in February 1987 at downtown Miami’s Gusman Center persist to this day – as he vividly remembers the Miami audience responding as enthusiastically to the film as the audiences did in Stockholm.”