The Big Pitcher

2024 Submissions are now CLOSED!

The Big Pitcher Winner 2024, Michael Berrill Doran with his project Ultra Cat, Mega Dog won a 3-month paid internship with Jam Media and will get to pitch at Cartoon Springboard later this year.



2024 Big Pitcher is now Closed

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 3 month paid internship at JAM Media and the opportunity to Pitch at Cartoon Springboard 2024, 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 22nd March 2024 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
  • Make sure to include Title, Longline and Synopsis of your pitch.
  • At least one image MUST be included with your pitch idea
  • Competition is only open to 3rd Level students and recent graduates
  • Submissions must be written and pitched in English
  • Final Pitch Presentations will be a max of 6 minutes
  • For any queries, please contact
  • Closing Date: Friday 9th February at 5pm.
  • Notifications will be announced on Friday 16th February.

‘The Big Pitcher’ selected participants will receive a complimentary Animation Dingle Festival Pass 2024.

2024 Big Pitcher Finalists:

The Grand Sorcier // Persephone Huynh Murphy // BCFE 
Mae’s Museum // Jean-Ellis Gbessia // IADT 
Ultra Cat and Mega Dog // Michael Berrill Doran // TUS Midlands 
Long Walks // Olamide Akintemi // IADT 
Wots on Earth // Sam Hynan // TUS Midlands 
The GraveYard Shift // Hazel Gibbons // ATU

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