Frequent movie collaborators LEONARDO DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California next month (Feb14).

The pair will be honoured on 6 February (14) at the historic Arlington Theatre.

DiCaprio and Scorsese have worked together on five movies, including Gangs of New York, The Departed and new film The Wolf of Wall Street.

Announcing the news on Thursday (02Jan14), Sbiff executive director Roger Durling says, "Scorsese and DiCaprio's partnership has become a legendary cinematic pas de deux recalling other great collaborations like John Ford and John Wayne, (Federico) Fellini and (Marcello) Mastroianni, John Huston and (Humphrey) Bogart - and even Scorsese and (Robert) De Niro."

Past recipients of the Vanguard Award include Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz.

Emma Thompson, Daniel Day-Lewis and Ben Affleck will be among the many celebrities who will be honoured at the 29th annual film festival.