Joel Schumacherwill receive the Golden Kinnaree Award for Career Achievement and Alexander cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto willcollect the

Cinematographer's Crystal Lens Award at the BangkokInternational Film Festival's (BIFF) awards gala ceremony on Jan 21, 2005.

Festival-goerswill get a chance to see the regional premiere on Jan 20 of Schumacher's latestpicture, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera, as part of a series of tributescreenings.

Schumacher'sother notable credits include Veronica Guerin, Tigerland, Batman And Robin,A Time To Kill, Falling Down, The Lost Boys and St Elmo's Fire.

This is the second Golden Kinnaree for Career Achievementto be handed out after the 2004 honour went to Oliver Stone.

Pietro, whoworked with Stone on Alexander, receives the Crystal Lens Award in recognitionof a growing body of work that includes Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Frida, 8 Mile, The 25th Hour. He recently shot Brokeback Mountain for Ang Lee.

The BIFF is scheduled to runfrom Jan 13-24.