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Tom C J Brown is a British Artist and Filmmaker, primarily known for his short films “t.o.m.” (2007), teeth (2015), “Cousin John - The Arrival” (2020), and "Christopher at Sea" (2022) which have collectively won over 50 awards at festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW, Outfest, Annecy, and AFI Fest. Brown spent 11 years in New York working at Psyop in animation and film, before returning to the UK to take up residence in the Peak District. Now working at his boutique production company Temple Carrington & Brown. The pair produce films and create commercial content for clients (Biden Harris 2020, Peloton, Adult Swim) Brown’s enthusiastic amateur Harping, rambling of English peaks, and love of Opera all feed into his work as a modern-day romanticist.









Brown is a member of the NY branch of the Directors Guild of America,

a Programmer & Advisory Board Member of

GLAS Animation Festival

and represented by Alison Mann at

Fourth Wall Management


SXSW 2023: Special Jury Award for Animation Directing
OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival: Special Mention
Sonoma International Film Festival: Best Animation
Psarokokalo Athens Int. Short Film Festival: Best Animation

BIAF - Bucheon Int. Animation Festival: Special Distinction


Jaipur International Film Festival 2020: Best Music Video

Annecy International Animation Festival 2018: MIFA Pitches: Arte France Prize
Annecy International Animation Festival 2018: MIFA Pitches: Ciclic Prize

British Animation Awards 2016: Best Short Film
ADC Young Guns Y13 
SXSW 2015: Special Jury Recognition 
AFI Festival 2015: Special Jury Award  
New Chitose Airport Int. Animation Festival 2015: Grand Prix 
Rhode Island Int. Film Festival 2015: Grand Prize Experimental 
Annecy International Animation Festival 2015: Fipresci Award
NY Shorts Fest 2015: Best Animation
Amsterdam Film Festival 2015: Best Animation
12th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2015: Best Animated Short
NY Shorts Fest 2015: Best Animation
La Guarimba Int'l Film Festival 2015: Best Director
La Guarimba Int'l Film Festival 2015: Best Sound
3D Wire Fest 2015: Mención a Mejor Cortometraje Internacional
Court Metrange 2015: MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT
Cine Court Anime Roanne 2016: Special Distinction

Young Guns International Advertising Awards 2010: Finalist

British Animation Awards 2008: Best Student Film
British Animation Awards 2008: Public Choice : Film

Sundance 2007: Honourable Mention for Short Filmmaking,
Young Guns International Advertising Awards 2007: Silver Bullet, Professional Animation, 
Young Guns International Advertising Awards 2007: Silver Bullet, Student Animation
Cartoon D’or 2007: Finalist,
Aspen Shortsfest 2007: Special Jury Award,
Annecy International Animation Festival 2007: Best Graduation Film,
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2007: Best Graduate Animation, 
Fantoche 07: Best Script/Best Idea, 
Cinanima 2007: Prize RTP2 – Onda Curta, 
2D or not 2D Animation Festival 2007:  Merit Award,
Bermuda International Film Festival 2007: Jury Award,
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2007: Session Award
London International Animation Festival 2007: Audience Session Award
Portable Film Festival 07: Hopper 1985 Award
5th International Short Film Festival *In the Palace*: Best Animation
Wood Green International Short Film Festival 2007: Best Animation
Celtic Film Festival 2007: Best Student Animation
Animated Exeter 2007: South West Screen Emerging Talent 2007
Ffresh Moving Image Festival 2007: Ffresh Animation

Royal Television Society Student Awards 2006: Best Undergraduate Animation
Royal Television Society, Wales Centre Student Awards 2006: Best Animation
Norwich International Animation Festival 2006: Best Student Film
Encounters Int. Short Film Festival 2006: Cartoon D’or Nomination


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