A B O U T


CONTACT//
email: stephen at smalltimeinc.com
commercial work (animation): Herve Lopez at Lord of Barbes
email: herve at lordofbarbes.com

Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central Saint Martins. His films have won multiple awards and been screened at over 100 international film festivals, including three times in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The Black Dog's Progress won Best Short Film at the British Animation Awards in 2010. The Obvious Child won the Silver Dragon at the Krakow Film Festival 2014, and Moxie was awarded the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011 (both Oscar qualifying awards).
 

In 2018 he wrote his first feature length screenplay with support from Creative England and BFI NET.WORK through their Emerging Talent Fund.
 

His films have been broadcast on television—twice on Channel 4 in the UK, and on Canal+ Spain. He has received commissions and grants from the UK Film Council/Film London, BBC New Talent, Animate Projects/Arts Council England, BFI NET.WORK, Rooftop Films in New York, and Channel 4.
 



IN DEVELOPMENT// 
WTR (2020) - Short animation
NWR (2018) - Feature (live-action), developed with Creative England and the BFI.
 
AWARDS//
SILVER DRAGON - BEST ANIMATED FILM, 54th Krakow Film Festival 2014 (The Obvious Child)
NTR AWARD FOR BEST EUROPEAN SHORT ANIMATION, Go Short 2014 (The Obvious Child)
HONORARY MENTION, Tofifest International Film Festival 2014 (The Obvious Child)
HONORARY MENTION, Multivision, Russia, 2014 (The Obvious Child)
JURY SPECIAL MENTION, New Chitose Int'l Animation Festival 2014 (The Obvious Child)
JURY SPECIAL MENTION, Holland Animation Film Festival 2014 (The Obvious Child)
JURY SPECIAL MENTION, Animated Dreams Festival 2014 (The Obvious Child)
GRAND PRIZE, Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011 (Moxie)
BEST OF THE FEST, Melbourne International Animation Festival 2012 (Moxie)
BEST SHORT FILM (5-15 Minutes), Anifest, Czech Republic 2012 (Moxie)
AUDIENCE AWARD, Ann Arbor Film Festival 2012 (Moxie)
BEST BRITISH FILM, London International Animation Festival 2012 (Moxie)
SPECIAL JURY AWARD, GIRAF Animation Festival 2012 (Moxie)
JURY SPECIAL MENTION Bradford Animation Festival 2012 (Moxie)
JURY Special MENTION, Riga International Short Film Festival 2012 (Moxie)
JURY Special MENTION, Etiuda and Anima 2011 (Moxie)
Best Short Film, British Animation Awards 2010 (The Black Dog's Progress)
Diploma, Krok Animation Film Festival 2011 (The Black Dog's Progress)
BEST ANIMATION, Kinofilm Manchester Film Festival 2010 (The Black Dog's Progress)
Design Award, Klik! Amsterdam 2009 (The Black Dog's Progress)
Best UK Film, Flip Animation Festival 2009 (The Black Dog's Progress)
Jury Special Mention, Milano Film Festival 2006 (Bows and Arrows)
Best Emerging Talent, Emergeandsee 2005 (Dialog)

FULL LIST OF FESTIVAL SCREENINGS  H E R E

TV BROADCAST//
Channel 4 - Animate TV - The Black Dog's Progress - 2008
Channel 4 - Random Acts - Hidden Place - 2012
Canal+ Spain - The Obvious Child - 2014  

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND RETROSPECTIVES// 
Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong, Shorts Showcase, 2016
Sundance Shorts Tour, 2014
Art Gwangju, Korea, September 2011
File Anima+ , Brazil, August/September 2011
Craft Council's COLLECT 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London, May 2011
V and A's Friday Late May 2010
Tate Modern, Animate Projects Screening/Q+A, December 2008

PRESS//
ANIMATION SKETCHBOOKS (Thames and Hudson, 2013) by Laura Heit  link
THE WORLD HISTORY OF ANIMATION (Aurum Press, 2011) by Stephen Cavalier link
THE MOVING IMAGE WORKSHOP (Bloomsbury, 2016) by Heather D. Freeman  link
AWN, Classic Animation Revisited - BDP by Chris Robinson  link link
VICE, The Obvious Child review, December 2015  link  link
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sundance Shorts Tour review, Jan 2015  link  link
BOSTON GLOBE, Sundance Shorts Tour review, Jan 2015  link 
TOP ANIMATED SHORTS 2014, Dec 2014  link
ITHACA TIMES, Sundance Shorts Tour Review, Oct 2014  link
FRIEZE MAGAZINE, Krakow Film Festival/The Obvious Child review, June 2013 link
CARTOON BREW, Oscar Contenders, October 2014  link 
GORILLA FILM MAGAZINE, Moxie review, May 2014
THE DISSOLVE, Black Dog's Progress article, April 2014  link
SIGHT AND SOUND, Encounters Review, 2012  link
ANIMATION REPORTER, Moxie article, January 2012 link
SHORT OF THE WEEK Moxie  link
LONDON INT'L ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Moxie review 2012 link
ANIMATION PIMP, November 2011 link
ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK, Ottawa Round-up by Dan Sarto, October 2011 link
TWITCH FILM, August 2011 link
CARTOON BREW, September 2011 link
DIRECTORS NOTES, September 2011 link
ANIMATION REPORTER, May 2010 link
TWITCH FILM, January 2010 link
AIN'T IT COOL NEWS, January 2010 link
ANIMATION MAGAZINE Rising Star of Animation 09 link
SHORT OF THE WEEK Top Ten Shorts of 09 link
SHORT OF THE WEEK BDP  link
MOTIONOGRAPHER Dec 09 link
TWITCH FILM, June 09 link
SHOTS Magazine AnimateTV article, March 09 link
BDP ESSAY by Karen Alexander link
MICHAEL SPORN SPLOG, November 08 link
CARTOON BREW, November 08 link
GUARDIAN Online, Cyber Cinema, October 08 link
SHOTS Magazine, New Directors Profile, March 08 link
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