The Canadian auteur will collect the Filmmaker On The Edge Award at this year’s 16th annual festival on Cape Cod.

The award will be presented by PIFF resident artist John Waters at a ceremony during the festival, set to run from June 17-23 in in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The festival will host a special drive-in double bill of Videodrome and The Fly on June 19 and Naked Lunch will be added to the programme as a tribute.

“We are thrilled to be honouring David Cronenberg – a compelling and transformative filmmaker who perfectly represents filmmaking on the edge,” said Mitch Levine, newly-appointed executive director of the Provincetown International Film Festival and CEO of the Provincetown Film Society. “We look forward to both celebrating and learning from this great cinema artist at our festival.”