Someone's Gaze (だれかのまなざし, Dareka no Manazashi ), is a Japanese anime short film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai which premiered on February 10, 2013, and alongside The Garden of Words during its official premiere on May 31, 2013.
In the near future. Okamura Aya ("Aachan") lived and worked independently after graduation. Her mother needed to go overseas to work as a doctor, so now only her father and a cat, Mii-san, live in a Proud apartment. Since Aachan moved out, her father has been trying to reach out to her but somehow there is an awkward gap between the two. And the cat Mii-san, which Aachan has kept since she was a child, is getting old... One night, Aachan came back from a tiring day and threw herself on the bed. She closed her eyes and remembered the happy days she spent with her parents and when Mii-san came to comfort her when she got lonely after her mother left.... And then the phone rang...
- Makoto Shinkai Wiki - Wikia on the director.