Phillip Noyce, whosedirecting credits include The Quiet American, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Patriot Games, will receive the Claiborne Pell Award for LifetimeAchievement In Filmmaking from Newport International Film Festival organizersin association with the Rhode Island Film and Television Office on Dec 11.

Following the presentationceremony there will be a screening of Noyce's critically acclaimed 1978 featureNewsfront, followed by a Q&A session.

The 8th NewportInternational Film Festival is scheduled to take place from Jun 7-12, 2005.