Selena Gomez to be honoured at Italian Film Festival

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 09, 2014, 13:48 PM IST

London: Singer-actress Selena Gomez will be named a Kids Global Icon at a film festival on the Italian island of Ischia.

Organisers of the festival have chosen the `Come & Get It` singer as a recipient of the prize, which celebrates young artists in Hollywood, reportedly.

The male recipient of the Kids Global Icon award will be given to 16-year-old Leo Howard, who stars in Disney TV programme `Kickin` It`.

Festival boss Pascal Vicedomini praised Gomez as a "stylistic model and a true artist" in a statement. Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sylvester Stallone have previously been announced as winners of acting awards at the festival, which runs from July 12-20.