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The Girl with the Red Beret

La fille au béret rouge
Janet Perlman
2023 | 5 min 35 s
2D Animation
No dialogue

Awards and Festivals

  • Honourable Mention for DGC Award for Best Canadian Animation OIAF - Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada) 2023

  • Best International Short Los Angeles Animation Festival (USA) 2023

  • Official SelectionSommets du cinéma d'animation, Montréal (Canada) 2023

  • Official SelectionAnimafest Zagreb (Croatia) 2023

  • Official SelectionWorld Festival of Animated Film, Varna (Bulgaria) 2023

  • Official SelectionCinefest Sudbury (Canada) 2023

  • Official SelectionNewport Beach Film Festival (USA) 2023

  • Official SelectionSeminci - Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain) 2023

  • Official SelectionChicago International Children's Film Festival (USA) 2023

  • Official SelectionInternational Film Festival, Calgary (Canada) 2023

  • Official SelectionFestival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda (Canada) 2023

  • Official SelectionSeattle Children's Film Festival (USA) 2024

Short synopsis

Long synopsis

Interview with Janet Perlman



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Montreal subway scene, with a cameo by iconic hockey player Maurice Richard.

The girl with the red beret, Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle.


Janet Perlman
Animator, Writer and Director

Photo : Sandra Larochelle

Marc Bertrand
Producer (NFB)

Photo : Valérie Sangin

Christine Noël
Executive Producer (NFB)

Photo : Valérie Sangin

Julie Roy
Executive Producer (NFB)



Written, Directed and Animated by
Janet Perlman

With the voices of
Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Lily Lanken
Martha Wainwright

Janet Perlman

Musical Adaptation – Sound Design
Judith Gruber-Stitzer

Marc Bertrand

Executive Producers
Julie Roy
Christine Noël

National Film Board of Canada production 

Media Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a leader in exploring animation as an artform, a storytelling medium and innovative content for emerging platforms. It produces trailblazing animated works both in its Montreal studios and across  the country, and it works with many of the world’s leading creators on international co-productions. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including seven Oscars for NFB animation and seven grand prizes at the Annecy festival. To access this unique content, visit NFB.ca.