Paul Verhoeven will receive the Capri Cult Award at the 12 Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival (Dec 27-Jan 2).

Verhoeven will also talk about his forthcoming film Azazel, starring Milla Jovovich and Dan Stevens, adapted from the novel by Boris Akunin, set in 19th century Russia.

Marc Canton serves as festival chairman and honorary chair is Lina Wertmuller, who will present Verhoeven's award.

Other guests at the Capri-Hollywood festival will include Joel Schumacher (who will receive the Capri-Kimbo Career Award), Bille August, Shekhar Kapur, Mike Figgus, Terry Gilliam and Michael Radford.

The festival will give a special prize to Giuseppe Tornatore's The Unknown.

Organisers are planning the Fiuggi Seminar on Dec 27 about the Hollywood writers' strike.