Chris Menges wins cinematographers award

Won Oscars for 'The Killing Fields' and 'The Mission'

The American Society of Cinematographers will present Chris Menges with its International Achievement Award at its 24th annual awards dinner on Feb. 27 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.

The tribute is presented annually to a cinematographer "who has made significant and enduring contributions to the international art of filmmaking."

A two-time Oscar winner for "The Killing Fields" and "The Mission," Menges has also been nominated for "Michael Collins" and his most recent film "The Reader."

"Chris Menges has dedicated his career to helping to create films that tell the important stories of our times," ASC president Michael Goi said. "He has a unique talent for creating compelling images that pull audiences into those stories."