Sydney Pollack, Kate Winslet and Todd Field will be honouredat the 18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) in January.

Pollack will receive the Screen Actors Guild Foundation'sfirst Patron Of The Arts Award, while Winslet will collect the Desert PalmAchievement Award, and Field will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.

The presentations will take place at the festival's annualawards gala on Jan 6. As previously announced Adam Beach, who stars in FlagsOf Our Fathers, will collect the RisingStar Award.

'Pollack has brought dignity and pride to our industrythrough his many films and his participation in organisations that encourageand preserve the art of film making,' Screen Actors Guild Foundationexecutive director Marcia Smith said. The award is given to a person whosupports the commitment to excellence in the film industry.

Pollack's Out Of Africawon seven Oscars including best picture and best director in 1986. His creditsinclude Tootsie, They Shoot Horses, Don't They', Three Days Of TheCondor, The Firm, and TheInterpreter.

Winslet is one of this season's leading Oscar contenders forher performance in Little Children. Shehas been nominated four times for the Oscar for roles in EternalSunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Titanic, Iris,and Sense And Sensibility. Shestars in the upcoming romantic comedy The Holiday.

Field announced his arrival as a film-maker with his 2001feature directorial debut In The Bedroom,and has earned critical acclaim for this year's follow-up and strong awardsseason contender Little Children.As an actor he appeared in Eyes Wide Shut and Ruby In Paradise,among others.

The PSIFF is set to take place from Jan 4-15.