The Hamptons International Film Festival will honor Oscar winner Julie Andrews with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the festival’s 25th anniversary. The event will take place October 5–9.
HIFF and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will co-present a special screening of Victor/Victoria October 7 in East Hampton. Andrews will participate in a post-screening conversation with HIFF Co-Chairman Alec Baldwin and a special award presentation with special guests.
“Julie Andrews is a true icon and captured the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike the moment she first appeared on screen in Mary Poppins,” said Baldwin in a statement. “Since then she has never ceased to amaze and stands as a true role model and inspiration. We are proud to honor her at the festival and celebrate her incredible career.”
“We are thrilled to honor Julie Andrews, whose incredible and diverse career speaks for itself,” added HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson. “We look forward to celebrating the milestone of our 25th anniversary, and welcoming back The Academy for this special celebration.”
Well known for her defining roles onstage in My Fair Lady and Camelot, as well as her classic screen performances in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, the award-winning actor is a Kennedy Center Honoree, a Disney Legend inductee, and the recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a best-selling author of over 30 children’s books as well as the first installment of her autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008) and is now working on the companion sequel.
For more information visit HamptonsFilmFest.org.