Be Different

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival: Be Different

Presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum

In what can seem like a cookie-cutter world, it’s great to take a look in the mirror and smile at the wonderfully unique, one-of-a-kind person that is you. This program of glorious animation and thoughtful live action films celebrates that kids come in all shapes and sizes, and that it’s really cool to just be who you are.



Notebook Babies: Someone Who Gets You
(Tony Dusko, USA, 2014, animation, 1:08 min) Nonverbal.
A funny creature finally finds someone who shares his sense of humor.

Anatole’s Little Saucepan
(Eric Montchaud, France, 2014, animation, 5:47 min) In English.
Little Anatole is always dragging his saucepan behind him. It fell on him one day and nobody knows why.

Bendik & the Monster
(Frank Mosvold, Norway, 2014, animation, 10 min) In Norwegian with English subtitles.
This is the story of a monster who dreams of being a cabaret singer and the kid who understands him.

Nothing Lazy
(Daniela Lizano, Costa Rica, 2010, animation, 2:30 min) Nonverbal.
A sloth caught in a race against time realizes he has friends who appreciate him the way he is.

Dance Class
(Camilo Cogua, Colombia, 2013, animation, 3:51 min) In English.
At dance class, Diana gets a chance to play the part that really suits her.

Don’t Be Curly
(Veronyka Jelinek, 2012, Czech Republic, animation, 6:23 min) In English.
Find out about restless curls, troubles, dreams, and the power of wishes you make.

The Window
(Camille Müller, 2012, Switzerland, animation, 4:45 min) Nonverbal.
A young boy wants to be like the hero of his favorite book.

The Girl and the Gondola
(Abbe Robinson, Italy/UK, 2013, 11:42 min) In Italian with English subtitles.

Ten-year-old Carla dreams of following in her father’s footsteps, but 900 years of Venetian tradition is standing her way.

The Boy Who Thought He Was Alright the Way He Was
(Tami Ravid, 2014, Netherlands, live action, 25 min) In Dutch and Arabic with English subtitles.
Latif likes to play on his keyboard and drifts quickly into his own fantasy world, which gets him in trouble at school and with his parents.

Notes for parents: This program is recommended for ages 7+ because of subtitles in three films. But younger children may also enjoy this program. One film (The Girl and the Gondola) has a single instance of mild coarse language.


Ages 7 and up. 72 min.


Curated by Elizabeth Shepherd and Katie Pappageorge.

Funded in part with generous support from members of the REDCAT Circle and REDCAT Council.

Associated Images: 

SAT 5/2
3:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff