Nancy Cartright to Receive Humantiarian Award

San Jose’s MercuryNews.com reports:

Nearly 40 films geared toward children, and made by youths, students and professionals will be shown May 15 to 17 during the sixth annual Danville International Children’s Film Festival.

The three-day event at the Village Theater, 233 Front St., also will include a visit by Nancy Cartwright, the woman who supplies the voice for Bart on “The Simpsons.”

Filmmakers from across the U.S. and the world will show off their stories. There will also be educational seminars for children and parents.

Two Southern California residents will receive awards at the festival.

Nancy Cartwright will receive the festival’s 2009 Humanitarian Award. Besides Bart, she is also the voice of other “Simpsons” characters, including Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz and Todd Flanders. Day passes are $8 to attend all other events.

A VIP Package pass for all the festival’s events, including meeting Cartwright and Rodriguez, is $20. Organizers are encouraging online ticket purchases, but they also can be bought at the door.

The event is a coproduction of the California Independent Film Festival Association and the Town of Danville.

Tickets are available at the theater. The theater’s number is 925-314-3400. For more festival information visit caindiefilmfest.org.

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