Peter Zhou




Layout/CG Artist



Animated Short Film


Maya, After Effects,

Photoshop, Premier Pro

Karma is a 3D animated short which tells a story of a boy encounters a goldfish in a mysterious forest, to speak about the issue of environmental pollution and the unexpected result of it.

Poster and Style Frame

Awards & Festivals

Winner: Best Animation – Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF), Malaysia

Winner: Best Animation – California International Shorts Festival (CISF), USA

Winner: Distinction Award – 12th Athens Animation Festival, Greece

Winner: Award of Merit: Animation – Accolade Global Film Competition Award, USA

Winner: Award of Merit Special Mention: Animation – The Best Shorts Competition, USA

Winner: Honorable Mention – Rochester International Film Festival, USA

Winner: Best Animation: Bronze Palm Award – Mexico International Film Festival, Mexico

Winner: Best Animation – Los Angeles Film Awards, USA

Winner: Best Animation – Asians on Film Festival, USA

Winner: Best Animation – Festigious International Film Festival, USA

Winner: Best Animation – Asians on Film Festival of Shorts, USA

Winner: Best Animation – Shorts to the Point Film Festival, Romania

Winner: Best Animation – Mindfield Film Festival – Los Angeles, USA

Winner: Best Animation – Hollywood Independent Film Festival, USA

Winner: Best Film – Cartoons and Bloody Marys: Festival of Animation, USA

Winner: Platinum Award/Best Animation – International Independent Film Awards, USA

Winner: Platinum Award/Best Animation – LA Shorts Awards, USA

Winner: Special Jury Awards – North American Film Awards, USA

Winner: Moondance International Film Festival, USA

Winner: Best Student Animation – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, USA

Winner: Best Student Animation – Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, USA

Winner: Films of the Year – AFMA Young Cinema Film Festival, USA

Finalist – Montreal International Animation Film Festival, Canada

Finalist – 60th Cine Golden Eagle Awards, USA

Finalist – FICMA BARCELONA International Environmental Film Festival, Spain

Finalist – 18th Fine Cut Festival of Films, USA

Finalist – Beaufort International Film Festival, USA

Finalist – 12th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival, USA

Finalist – Stockholm Independent Film Festival, Sweden

Finalist – International Short Film Festival Kalmthout, Belgium

Finalist – "Euro Fest" European International Film Festival, Russia

Finalist – Open World Toronto Film Festival, Canada

Finalist – TimeLine Film Festival, Italy

Finalist – International Online Web Fest 2017, USA

Finalist – Erie International Film Festival, USA

Student Award Nominee – We Like 'Em Short Film Festival, USA

Semifinalist – Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2017, USA

Official Selections

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, UK (Academy Qualifying)

St. Louis International Film Festival, USA (Academy Qualifying)

HollyShorts Film Festival, USA (Academy Qualifying)

San Diego International Film Festival, USA

Brooklyn Film Festival, USA

DC Shorts Film Festival, USA

UK Film Festival, UK

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, USA

Manchester Film Festival, UK

California Independent Film Festival, USA

New Jersey International Film Festival, USA

Long Island International Film Expo, USA

Orlando Film Festival, USA

Animocje International Animated Films Festival, Poland

Short Stop International Film Festival, Romania

Seoul Int’l Youth Film Festival, South Korea

River Film Festival, Italy

Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival, USA

Breckenridge Film Festival, USA

4º International Comedy Film Festival – Funcinema. Argentina

Cartoon Club – Italy

Curtas Film Fest, Spain

Chandler International Film Festival, USA

Back to Nature Film Festival, USA

Asian Film Festival of Dallas, USA

Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival, USA

The World's Independent Film Festival, USA

9th International Inter University Short Film Festival, USA

Open World Animation Festival, USA

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, Spain

Kansas International Film Festival, USA

The Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival, South Korea

NAFF: Neum Animated Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Real to Reel International Film Festival, USA

Children's International Film Festival, USA

International Independent Permanent Memories Festival, USA

USC First Frame Animation Showcase, USA

Nassau Film Festival, USA

Rendezvous Film Festival, USA

40th Elche International Independent Film Festival, Spain

Whatashort Independent International Film Festival, India

Short Stop International Film Festival, USA

Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival, USA

Animated Arizona Film Festival, USA