Deepa Mehta to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Academy

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that it will be honouring filmmaker Deepa Mehta with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Canadian Academy shared the news in a statement and said the Indo-Canadian film director will be presented the award during Canadian Screen Week, which stretches over six days and also includes the Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala.

"The Canadian Academy is proud to recognize the artistry of Deepa Mehta and the tremendous impact she has had on the fabric of Canada's entertainment industry," the academy said.