The Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Lion (Leone d’Oro) for Lifetime Achievement will be awarded this year to director-producer John Lasseter and the directors at Disney’s Pixar Sudios.
This year marks the 66th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, which is recognized as the world’s oldest film festival. The event takes place this year from Sept. 2 to 12.
Lasseter is receiving the award as “one of the protagonists of the innovation in contemporary animated cinema.”
The Golden Lion Award was first bestowed in 1970, when Orson Welles received the honor.