Coates earns Edit 11 honor

'Lawrence of Arabia' editor to receive festival's top award

Anne V. Coates -- editor of David Lean's epic "Lawrence of Arabia" -- will be recognized at next month's Edit 11: The Filmmaker's Festival with the event's highest award, Festival Honors.

Coates won an Oscar for cutting "Lawrence of Arabia" and has been nominated four additional times for "Out of Sight," "In the Line of Fire," "The Elephant Man" and "Becket."

American Cinema Editors presented Coates the organization's career achievement award in 1995.

Most recently, she edited "The Golden Compass."

Festival Honors are bestowed on individuals for their lifetime contributions to filmmaking. Previous honorees include Alfred Hitchcock, Phil Tippett, Vilmos Zsigmond, Ray Harryhausen, Peter Greenaway, Dante Ferretti, Tom Rolf, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Dennis Muren, Michael Ballhaus, Terry Gilliam and Stanley Kubrick.

Edit 11 will be held Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt. Organization partners include American Cinema Editors and the European Federation of Cinematographers (Imago).