Amber Heard will receive the inaugural Dallas International Film Festival’s Shining Star Award.

Heard will collect the honour on April 10 prior to a screening of The Joneses. Her credits include All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and Matthew Leutwyler’s The River Why as well as upcoming projects The Rum Diary and And Soon The Darkness. She is currently shooting Patrick Lussier’s Drive Angry opposite Nicolas Cage.

The festival runs from April 8-18 and organisers also unveiled the line-up of panels, which include distribution executive Jeff Lipsky, actor Doug Jones, and special effects veteran Neville Page.

Raul Inglis’ action thriller Transparency starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Estella Warren and Deborah Kara Unger has been added to the line-up.