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Gilliam Given Career Achievement Award

Director Terry Gilliam will be the recipient of a career achievement award at the upcoming Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival. The festival will run April 18th through the 25th. This will be the 23rd annual event, which was originally formed in 1984 as an appreciation of horror films but has since branched out to include more fantasy and science fiction.

This will be the second such achievement award earned by Gilliam this year. In February Gilliam was recognized by the Art Director's Guild for his overall contributions of imagery in film during his career. "This is generally quite wondrous," Gilliam said at that occasion, "because it’s literally the first award I’ve won in Hollywood." The former Python bucks the typical Hollywood system, and is rarely rewarded with work, much less accolades.

Former recipients of the festival's career achievement award include Roger Corman, Ray Harryhausen, Dario Argento, and Peter Jackson.

Source: Reuters.

Posted by on March 31, 2007 11:01 PM
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I would just like to point out that Gilliam actually got the same (I believe) award at the Fantastic Film Festival in Lund (a university town in southern Sweden) last fall, where he recieved the prize in person in the crypt of the medievel cathedral (the Fantastic Film Festival is a paneuropean festival).

-- Posted by: Carl-Johan Holden at April 4, 2007 5:34 AM

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