The event will take place in Texas on Nov 3 and features panel discussions involving people from entertainment, non-profits and activists.

Human rights is the main theme of the day at the Hilton Anatole and participants include Larry Hagman and civil liberties advocate Brigid McConville.

FilmMatters is presented by founding sponsor M3 Films and host sponsor The Hilton Anatole, supported by SMU Embrey Human Rights Program and co-founded by Stephen Nemeth, Susan Thomson and Melina McKinnon.

The event was established to “engage, educate and inspire an audience to support film as a means to stimulate social action.” 

All proceeds will benefit the Filmanthropy Fund of the Dallas Foundation.