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 the Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. His film Moxie was awarded the Grand Prize in Ottawa 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 screened in competition at festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Annecy, Zagreb, Edinburgh, Ann Arbor and Clermont-Ferrand. He was named as one of Animation Magazine's Rising Stars of Animation 2009.