Kristen Stewart to Receive Golden Eye Award

Kristen Stewart. Photo by Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock (9665146cq)

Zurich Film Festival’s co-directors Nadja Schildknecht & Karl Spoerri announced Monday that actress Kristen Stewart will be honored with The Golden Eye Award. 

The 29-year-old actress, best known for her role in the Twilight franchise, will be heading to the annual film festival with director Benedict Andrews for the Swiss premiere of her film, Seberg, in which she portrays Jean Seberg.

“Although she could have been involved in blockbuster movies after the Twilight series, Stewart has consistently opted for artistically engaged indie films by writers such as Walter Salles, Olivier Assayas, and Ang Lee,” said Schildknecht and Spoerri. “She succeeded the difficult balancing act between mainstream and art house in an exemplary way. With her fearless portrayal of Jean Seberg she once again proves to be one of the most versatile actresses of our generation.”

The 15th annual Zurich Film Festival takes place between September 26 and October 6.