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Directors: Yining Zoey Dang, Chongjia Zhang and Shan Dora Huang

United States, 2022, 5 min

Festival Year:2023


Joy is a four-minutes 3D animated short about coping with losing a pet. The story follows a young photographer named Ann, who is grief-stricken after the loss of her beloved cat, Joy. Then she is transported into a magical world inside her camera, where she reunites with Joy and re-experiences the memories they shared. We hope this story will comfort those who have lost their pets and will provide the hope that death is never the end of the memories.

About the directors

Yining Zoey Dang - This is Zoey Dang. I’m a 3D artist who has strong traditional art background based in New York/New Jersey. I am also doing character design and storyboarding for animation.


Chongjia Zhang - This is Chongjia. I am an Animator who mainly focuses on character animating. I enjoy the process of starting from my sketches and then ending with lively finished animation.


Shan Dora Huang - As a collaborative 3D artist, my main objective is to be a strong team player who contributes my skills to achieve myself, and being part of a team of like-minded people motivates me each day.


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