Elliot Page will receive the annual Achievement Award at the LGBTQ+ film festival Outfest in Los Angeles this month, Deadline announced Monday.

The award will be presented to the actor on August 22, as part of the festival’s closing gala. The Canadian actor is known for the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy and films such as Juno and Inception .

Page was previously known as Ellen Page. He announced on Twitter at the end of 2020 that he is transgender and that he will now go through life as Elliot Page.

“In determining the recipient of our award, we look for those who have been strong representatives of our community, who have received the highest recognition for their talent, and who are independent filmmakers themselves. There is no one more to receive the Outfest Annual Achievement Award this year. deserves Elliot,” says festival director Damien S. Navarro about the choice of the organization.

In his response, Page said that “it is now more important than ever for a community to have your voice heard and be represented in films and the media”.

Past recipients of this Achievement Award include film directors Todd Haynes ( Dark Waters ) and Rob Epstein ( The Times of Harvey Milk ).