Stings Open Submission is now closed for 2022

"Being able to speak at Animation Dingle provided an opportunity to not only share my own story as an animator in the entertainment industry over the last twenty-five years, but be reminded of the shared enthusiasm and creativity that is so abundant in the next generation of animators."  

Bobby Podesta - PIXAR

Animation Students are invited to create Stings for Animation Dingle 2022.

One Sting will receive THE BEST STING AWARD at our YouTube Kids Animation Student Awards.


This year Animation Dingle celebrates its 10th Birthday!  

Selected Stings 2022

Aaron Kane // An Phiast and the Door // BCFE

Axell Loughran // The Saints // TUS Athlone

Bébhinn McMahon // Birthday Bash // TUS Athlone

Cáithlin Mulligan // Chips // Ulster University

Gavin Harte // Birthday Suit // TUS Athlone

Jack Casserly // The Littlest Biggest Fan // TUS Athlone

Mark Craig // An Phiast is Late // LYIT

Michael McCrorie // Great Gasby // University of Dundee

Nico Rylands // Magical An Phiast // BCFE

Olivia Korsah // The Wish // University of Dundee

Shay Commander // The Call // University of Dundee

Shona Scott // Saxophone Phiast // LYIT

Tina Maher // An Franken-Phiast // BCFE


  • Selected finished Stings must be delivered to the festival by 18th February 2022

The festival will deliver the selected Stings to EGG Post Production for DCP conversion and screening at the festival. It is our aim to screen the selected Stings in a cinema setting (The Phoenix Cinema), but this is dependent on Covid restrictions. 

Stings to be screened at the festival and winner announced: March 11-12 

For enquiries email 

We look forward to watching your fabulous & fictitious ideas on the big screen!

The Story of An Phiast

Just outside the town of Dingle, in Moorestown parish, lies a small lake called Loch Corraillí. The depths of this lake are home to our mischievous monster, An Phiast. Legend has it, An Phiast, a magical monster, emerged from the lake every seven years on May Day to create mayhem. He devoured the cattle and sheep of local farmers. No one could stop him. St. Cuan heard about the monster in Dingle and the havoc that he caused. So on May Day, before sunrise, St. Cuan and a crowd of locals gathered at the lake’s edge. St. Cuan came armed with a large three-legged black pot, and the crowd waited and waited for the monster to appear.

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!
Joshua Pattison - RETURN - BCFE