A B O U T


CONTACT//
email: stephen at smalltimeinc.com

commercial work: Herve Lopez at Lord of Barbes
email: herve at lordofbarbes.com

BIO//
Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art and Design. His film 'The Obvious Child' won the Silver Dragon at the 54th Krakow Film Festival (Oscar qualifying) and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 'Moxie' was awarded the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, and 'The Black Dog's Progress' won Best Short Film at the British Animation Awards 2010.
He has received commissions from the UK Film Council, BBC New Talent, Animate Projects/Arts Council England, and Channel 4. His films have been officially selected at festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Annecy, Zagreb, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Ann Arbor and Clermont-Ferrand.

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
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

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND RETROSPECTIVES// 
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
VICE, The Obvious Child review, December 2015  link
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sundance Shorts Tour review, Jan 2015  link  link
BOSTON GLOBE, Sundance Shorts Tour review, Jan 2015  link
IMDB, The Obvious Child review, November 2014  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  link
THE DISSOLVE, Black Dog's Progress article, April 2014  link
SIGHT AND SOUND, Encounters Review, 2012  link
ANIMATION REPORTER, Moxie article, January 2012 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
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
AXIS PUBLIC REALM NOMINATION link