Edward Norton to Receive Career Achievement Award at Hamptons Film Festival

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The New York event also revealed its narrative and documentary feature and short competition films.

Edward Norton will be honored with a career achievement award at the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival, it was announced Monday.

The three-time Oscar nominee will next be seen in David Frankel's Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, which is set to hit theaters on Dec. 16.

Norton — known for his roles in Fight Club, American History X and Primal Fear — recently appeared in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which screened at HIFF in 2014, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel. Together those films were nominated for 18 Oscars, winning eight awards including a best picture prize for Birdman.

The actor, who also founded crowdfunding philanthropy site CrowdRise, will be honored at an Oct. 9 dinner.

“Edward Norton is an incredibly accomplished actor and filmmaker, whose performances have been both iconic and award-winning. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor him this year at the Hamptons International Film Festival,” HIFF executive director Anne Chaisson said in a statement.

Past recipients of HIFF's career achievement award include Vanessa Redgrave, Stanley Tucci, Ted Hope, James Schamus, Robert Altman, Gena Rowlands, Richard Gere, Matthew Broderick, Ellen Burstyn, Joel Schumacher, Alec Baldwin, Ann Roth, Sharon Stone, Bob Balaban and James Coburn.

HIFF also announced Monday the lineup of its narrative and documentary feature and short competition films. The narrative competition slate includes the U.S. premieres of Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Glory, Houda Benyamina's Divines and Andrea Testa and Francisco Marquez’s The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis; the North American premiere of Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s Late Summer; and the East Coast premiere of Simon Stone’s The Daughter.

Documentary competition films include the New York premieres of Otto Bell's The Eagle Huntress, Keith Maitland's Tower and Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner and Abou Bakar Sidibe’s Those Who Jump; the North American premiere of Charlie Siskel's American Anarchist; and Dean Fleischer-Camp's Fraud.
                                                                     

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