The Method Fest is gearing up for another week of celebrating acting and independent film. In its 12th year, the fest will screen more than 100 feature and short films including “The Good Heart,” “The Greatest,” “Desert Son” and “City of Your Final Destination,” which will open the fest on March 25.

Bruce Dern has been chosen to receive the festival’s lifetime achievement award. He will receive the honor prior to the screening of “The Lightkeepers,” in which he stars, on March 28.

Fest also presents an Indie Music Night on March 25 at the Sagebrush Cantina.

Fest runs March 25-31 in Calabasas and Agoura Hills. Tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com.