The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) willhonour Atonement director Joe Wright with the Sonny Bono VisionaryAward at the annual awards gala on January 5, 2008.

Festival chairman Earl Greenburg said the talent Wright displayed inAtonement, which leads the field in the Golden Globes race with sevennominations, and Pride & Prejudice 'truly embodies the spirit ofthe Sonny Bono Visionary Award.'

Previous recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, named after thefounder of the festival, include Todd Field, Baz Luhrmann and KevinSpacey.

The festival is scheduled to run from January 3-14 2008. For more details visit