Terrence Howardwill collect the Rising Star Award at the 17th Annual Palm SpringsInternational Film Festival's awards gala on Jan 7, 2006.

Howard wonacclaim for his role as a Memphis street hustler who aspires to becoming a rapstar in Craig Brewer's Hustle & Flow, which also stars Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning,Ludacris, Taraji Henson, DJ Qualls and Isaac Hayes.

Howard began hisacting career on television's The Cosby Show and became a fixture on the small screencircuit before making the transition to film. His feature credits include Mr.Holland's Opus, Dead Presidents, Biker Boyz, Four Brothers, Crash, and Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

The festival isscheduled to run from Jan 5-16, 2006. For more information visit the official website at www.psfilmfest.org.