Celebrated Italian director Ettore Scola will receive an innovation award at the upcoming Venice Film Festival. The moviemaker will be handed the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker prize during the event in Venice, Italy on 6 September (13). The festival also includes a tribute to Federico Fellini, and Scola's film about his relationship with the director, Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico!, will premiere on the day he receives his prize. Scola follows in the footsteps of American director Spike Lee, who received the innovation award last year (12). The Venice Film Festival kicks off on 28 August (13) and runs until 7 September (13).