The Big Pitcher

Submissions opening in January 2024

Congratulations to the 2023 Big Pitcher Winner

On Eir // Fay Antar // IADT


2023 Big Pitcher Finalists:

Aoife Allta // Georgia Rao-Williams // BCFE 
Fiáin // Ailbhe Fearon // IADT 
Malka // Timea Papesch // BCFE  
Psychedelic Detective // Daniel Kennedy // BCFE 
Sarah’s First Day // Jen Quinn // Coláiste Dhúlaigh

Entries are now closed for 2023

Enter to be one of 6 students chosen to present their animated idea to a panel of leading experts.

Submit your idea to be in with a chance to win a 6 month paid internship at JAM Media and a chance to Pitch at Cartoon Springboard 2023, which will take place in Madrid.

Submissions can be for an animated tv series, a pilot episode or short film. JAM Media will share tips and tricks ahead of your pitch.

Selected students will pitch at Animation Dingle Conference on 24th March 2023 to a panel of animation industry experts.

  • Simply submit your idea as a One Sheet, between 300 and 350 words, through ‘The Big Pitcher’ application form below
  • One image can be included with your pitch idea
  • Competition is only open to 3rd Level students and 2022 graduates
  • Submissions must be written and pitched in English
  • ‘The Big Pitcher’ participants must hold an Animation Dingle Festival Pass (on sale via Eventbrite)
    Final Pitch Presentations will be 6 minutes
  • For any queries, please contact
  • Closing Date: Dec 02 2022
  • Notifications will be announced on the week of Jan 16th 2023
2022 Winner: Lil Scouts – Siobhán Catinot – Pulse College