Marley director Kevin Macdonald has been named the recipient of the Coutt’s Grierson Trustee’s Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to documentary filmmaking.
Macdonald won an Academy Award in 2000 for his documentary One Day in September, while 2003′s Touching the Void won a BAFTA. He has also directed Life in a Day and Marley and executive produced Britain in a Day and Senna.
The Scotland-born director is the co-editor of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentaries and is currently working on the film adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s fictional novel How I Live Now for 2013.
Previous winners of the Trustee’s Award include Nick Fraser, Penny Woolcock, Sir David Attenborough, John Pilger, Norma Percy and Paul Watson.
“Being recognized by one’s peers is an enormous accolade and we are delighted that the work of this talented filmmaker is being acknowledged with the highly coveted Trustees’ Award,” said chairman of the Grierson Trust, Dawn Airey. “Kevin’s first theatrical film release won him an Oscar, and he has continued to deliver remarkable and award-winning films.”
The Grierson Awards ceremony takes place in London on November 6. Nominees can be seen here.