Vittorio Storaro, the multi-award winning cinematographer, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) at the 15th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards dinner on Feb 18, 2001.

Italian Storaro is one of the most famous cinematographers in the world with Oscars to his name for Apocalypse Now (1979), Reds (1981) and The Last Emperor (1987) and relationships with their directors Francis Ford Coppola (One From The Heart and Tucker: The Man And His Dream as well as Apocalypse), Warren Beatty (Dick Tracy and Bulworth as well as Reds) and Bernardo Bertolucci (he shot The Spider's Strategem, The Conformist, Last Tango In Paris, 1900, La Luna, The Sheltering Sky and Little Buddha as well as The Last Emperor).

He joins a list of previous winners of Bill Fraker, Conrad Hall, Owen Roizman, Sven Nykvist, Haskell Wexler, Victor J Kemper, Vilmos Zsigmond, Gordon Willis and Phil Lathrop.