Filmmaker David Lynch will be honored with a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival in Italy. Alongside a screening of his new film, Inland Empire, Lynch will be saluted in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema on September 6th. In announcing the honor, the festival said in a statement, "He has a fascination for what cannot normally be seen, for mysterious beauty, the one that appears in strange places, and sometimes turns into horror." Continuing they added in the announcement, "The power of his vision attacks the standards of taste, takes the reassurance out of conventions, instills doubts that are hard to remove. His importance lies in having said something new at a time when the movie industry seeks conformity and the absence of risk." The festival will run from August 30 - September 9. [Eugene Hernandez]