German filmmaker Werner Herzog will be honoured with a career achievement award by the International Documentary Association at a ceremony in Los Angeles in December (08).
Herzog is recognised for his work on factual movies Grizzly Man, Little Dieter Needs to Fly and The White Diamond.
He says of the accolade, "Documentary filmmaking is called upon to find new answers. In these of redefinition, it is a particular honour for me to receive the award."
Last year's (07) prize was won by Michael Moore.