The Stockholm International Film Festival will honour director Paul Schrader with this year's lifetime achievement award.

The US director and screenwriter will attend the festival to pick up his Bronze Horse in person. The festival will have a special section devoted to Schrader's past work, and will also screen his 2007 drama The Walker starring Lauren Bacall and Woody Harrelson.

Other visitors to the festival will include Anton Corbijn, whose debut feature Control is in competition for the Bronze Horse.

Also, Stockholm has announced a special project called Let's make a film, a collaboration between audience members and three professional directors.

Audience members are uploading film ideas onto a special website, and a screenplay will be put together and sent to three directors in early November. The three short films created will be screened at the festival's awards ceremony Nov 24.

The 18th Stockholm festival runs Nov 15-25 and will show more than 170 films from 40 countries.