The Black Dog's Progress / The Black Dog's Progress
Stephen IrwinUnited Kingdom / 2008 / 3' 28''
Europa Cinema, 20:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, Hall 3, 22:00 h
The Black Dog, unwanted by his owner, is thrown out into an unwelcoming neighbourhood. On his journey he’s corrupted by acts of violence and grows determined to live happily ever after back home. Unfortunately Mother has different plans and his story ends in tragedy. The film is told within a single shot using a series of flipbook animations.
Stephen Irwin is a graduate of Central Saint Martins. His films have won multiple awards and been screened at over 100 international festivals, including three times in competition at Sundance. 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). He is currently working on his feature debut.