Animation Students are invited to create Stings for Animation Dingle 2023.
One Sting will receive THE BEST STING AWARD at our Animation Student Awards.
Our theme for 2023 STINGS is Monster Fusion (Comhleá an Phiast)
WHAT is Monster Fusion? Comhleá an Phiast…..
Each year we set our theme for STINGS around our infamous mascot, An Phiast.
In 2023, our theme calls you to dig deep – what is FUSION to you?
What is MONSTER FUSION to you? WHAT IS Comhleá an Phiast?
How does it work? What are its origins and journey?
We leave that all up to you….
Remember, if your sting is selected, your Monster Fusion will be revealed LIVE for all to see at Animation Dingle 2023…
…and we will be waiting!
- Open on September 5th 2022
- Submissions must be original works; we are looking for original and unique ideas.
- Only students may apply.
- Duration: no longer than 40 secs and no shorter than 20 secs including credits.
- Credits: Along with your college logo, Animation Dingle and JAM Media Logos must appear on the credits – opening or closing or both.
- Pitch Deadline: October 28th 2022. No submissions will be accepted after this time.
Request high res logos for Animation Dingle and Jam Media from email@example.com
All Sting pitches entered will be adjudicated by our judges, selected Stings to go ahead into production.
- Selected Stings will be notified and the project can begin by 11th November 2022
- Selected finished Stings must be delivered to the festival by 24th February 2023
- The principal student from each selected Sting will be entitled to one complimentary festival pass, giving access to all festival screenings and events.
- The Best Sting Award will be announced at our awards ceremony live in Dingle on March 24th 2023.
Submit your Sting Pitch by sharing your submission with firstname.lastname@example.org on google drive, clearly label your folder.
Your entry must include:
- Clearly labelled google folder with the title of your Sting and principal student contact name
- Written idea/synopsis – this may include your storyboard, character design, etc.
- An Image to represent your Sting
- Credits; these must include the name of the principal contact for the project; the names of all other students involved in the project and their roles
- Principal student contact details, including email and phone number
Cost to enter: FREE
An Phiast’s story can be seen below.
We look forward to your Monster Fusion!
You can check out our selected STINGS from 2022 on our Youtube Channel
The Story of An Phiast
As they watched, a ripple crossed the water, green scales sliced through the surface, followed by the cheeky monster’s head.
“May you have bad health Cuan,” said An Phiast and opened his enormous mouth to swallow St. Cuan.
“The same curse on you,” said St. Cuan, throwing the pot on top of the monster’s head.
“How long will this pot be on my head?” the monster roared.
“For eternity and to the end of time,” responded St. Cuan.
“Forever is a long time,” the monster said sadly, “If I didn’t have the pot on my head, I would eat you and half the world with you”.
“You won’t eat anything else now, there is no fear of that, you will not cause any more trouble or damage here again,” said St. Cuan.
St. Cuan is buried in the townland of Moorestown parish and An Phiast lurks in Loch Corraillí with the pot on his head. Locals say you may still see the monster and, if you listen, you might hear his cries echoing through the pot.
Animation Dingle feels An Phiast has suffered enough, and are happy to welcome him to our festivities each year. Keep an eye out for him and let him join in the fun!