Goldie Hawn's humanitarian spirit shows through on the big screen, and it's getting raves.

The actress will receive the first Frank Capra award, to be handed out by the International Family Film Festival at a banquet May 30 in Albuquerque, N.M."This means a lot, not only to be the first one given the award, but Frank Capra was a man who had a point of view, a level of social responsibility," she told the Albuquerque Tribune.

Hawn's 1997 directorial debut, "Hope," a coming-of-age story set in the 1960s South, will be screened at the festival.

The award, named for the "It's a Wonderful Life" director, honors films that embody hope, joy, struggle and passion.