British filmmaker Tom CJ Brown cuts a recognizable figure in the independent animation and film world. A conceptual storyteller at heart, his haunting short films “t.o.m.”, “teeth”, and "Cousin John - The Arrival" have screened at 200+ festivals worldwide winning accolades from Sundance, SXSW, AFI Fest, Annecy, Ottawa, Royal Television Society, ADC Awards and the British Animation Awards.

Over the years, Tom's signature hand-drawn, illustrative style has become instantly recognizble; however, he remains an ever-evolving director. Approaching each film story-first, he redefines his creative boundaries with each new project. His Amazon Music spot is a glittery, joyous celebration in 3D design and his sensuously lithe, live-action debut for Fischerspooner’s 2018 hit “Top Brazil” earned him OUT Magazine's praise as a “visionary queer director.”


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

and a Programmer & Advisory Board Member of GLAS Animation Festival.


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


Freelance Director and Creative Direction for Film, Animation, and Advertising
Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss a possible project or learn more about my work.

© 2023 by Tom C J Brown