Filmstar Al Pacino has received the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

The awards ceremony took place on Sunday night during the 68th Film Festival. It was followed by the world premiere of Pacino’s third feature-length directorial picture, Wilde Salome.

Wilde Salome, an exploration into the world of Oscar Wilde, will be released this autumn and stars Jessica Chastain, who presented Pacino with the award.

Speaking just before handing over the award, Chastain said: "I am proud to present this award to Mr. Pacino on behalf of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

“Jaeger-LeCoultre's commitment to film is sincere, longstanding and ever increasing with their support of not only the Venice Film Festival but Shanghai as well, working to help recognize both upcoming and confirmed actors, directors and producers.

“They are delighted to honor Mr. Pacino's outstanding contribution to the world of film and to help him celebrate Wild Salome by presenting him with an engraved watch, symbolizing the time dedicated to making art."