small time inc. small time inc. work by stephen irwin


EMAIL//
stephen [at] smalltimeinc [dot] 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). Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother won the Grand Prize at the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2020.

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—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.

Full list of FESTIVAL SCREENINGS


AWARDS//
GRAND PRIZE, New Chitose Airport Int'l Animation Festival 2020 (WCHFM)
BEST OF THE FEST, London International Animation Festival 2020 (WCHFM)
BEST UK FILM, London International Animation Festival 2020 (WCHFM)
HONOURABLE MENTION, Minimalen Short Film Festival 2021 (WCHFM)
KAYLA THOMAS GRANT 2020, Rooftop Films (WCHFM)
SILVER DRAGON - BEST ANIMATED FILM, Krakow Film Festival 2014 (The Obvious Child)
NTR 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)


TV BROADCAST AND THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION//
THE OBVIOUS CHILD – Canal+ Spain, 2014/15
THE OBVIOUS CHILD – Sundance Animated Shorts tour, various U.S cities, 2014
HIDDEN PLACE – Channel 4, Random Acts series, April 2012
MOXIE – OIAF U.S and Canada cinema tour, 2012/13
MOXIE – 50th Ann Arbour Festival cinema tour, 2013
MOXIE – McLaren Awards tour (w/ EIFF and British Council), 2013
THE BLACK DOG’S PROGRESS – Channel 4, AnimateTV, September 2008

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND RETROSPECTIVES//
IFFR, Hunting Scenes: Quay Brothers special screening, 2020
Sundance London, 2020
Sundance Hong Kong, Shorts Showcase, 2016
Sundance London, 2014
Art Gwangju, Korea, September 2011
File Anima+ , Brazil, August/September 2011
Craft Council's COLLECT 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London, May 2011
V&A's Friday Late May 2010
Tate Modern, Animate Projects Screening/Q+A, December 2008


LIBRARY OF SMALL TIME INC.//
A collection of inspirational work and miscellaneous titbits (rarely updated these days)