Film by the Sea fetes Schlondorff


AMSTERDAM -- German director Volker Schlondorff will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Film by the Sea Festival on Sept. 22 in the Dutch harbor city of Vlissingen.

The helmer of "The Tin Drum" is being honored largely because of his impressive cinematic adaptations of several well-known novels.

Film by the Sea, the third-biggest festival in the territory, has always focused on the relationship between film and literature. Its competition program contains adaptations of novels.

Previous winners in Vlissingen have included Jonathan Demme (2006), Istvan Szabo (2005), Saul Zaentz and Milos Forman (2004) and Ettore Scola (2003).

The festival runs Sept. 14-23, with the official competition lineup to be announced Aug. 20.