Official Selection

The Chimney

United States of America 2018
Duration: 04:26
Directed by: Mengyao Zhang
Screenplay: Mengyao Zhang, Xi Wu
Production/School: Mengyao Zhang
Dialogue language: English

"The Chimney" is a 3D animated short film. It tells a story about a cat-like aliens creature, Philip, who lives on a cold planet where all the beings live like zombies. However, Philip evokes his consciousness and his distinguishing characteristic is not allowed in his world. One day, when all other creatures walking on their way to destroy themselves, Philip realized something went wrong. Therefore, he decided to run away from there. The film tells a story about independence and freedom as well as sends a message of respecting the differences between individuals.


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