By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 10, 2008 at 8:13AM
Clint Eastwood will receive the Career Achievement Award at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). "Clint Eastwood is a living legend who continually raises the bar of artistic expression with each new film, whether he is acting, directing, or producing," said Festival chairman Harold Matzner. "The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present Eastwood with the Career Achievement Award for his extraordinary body of work, including his most recent film, 'Gran Torino,' which he both stars in and directed." The Awards Gala will take place Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by Mary Hart. The Festival runs January 6-19, 2009.