AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival will honour Frederick Wiseman at the Charles Guggenheim Symposium.

The centrepiece event of the festival, which overall runs from June 21-27, honours a film-maker who has “mastered the power of documentary and inspires audiences with powerful explorations of the human experience.”

Wiseman is widely recognised as one of America’s greatest and most prolific documentary film-makers and his credits include Titticut Follies, High School, Hospital, Law & Order, Basic Training, Domestic Violence, and most recently La Danse

Previous recipients include Barbara Kopple, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Spike Lee and Albert Maysles.