Pitch This!


TAC offers two specialized programs dedicated to pitching: Pitch THIS! and Fast Track

Presented by:

Do you have a great idea for an animated series?

Pitch THIS!, presented by Mercury Filmworks, is TAC’s signature opportunity to show off your new project! TEN pitches will be selected and the creators will be paired with industry mentors who will help them develop their presentation for TAC.

All ten pitches will be presented during the OIAF for final selection. Two lucky finalists will be selected to take the virtual stage and compete for the coveted grand prize at the official Pitch THIS! event. The finalists will pitch to a panel of platform execs and the entire TAC audience, including potential buyers and financiers within the industry.

We highly encourage submissions from underrepresented creators, inlcuding women and BIPOC members of the animation community, and content that is diverse and inclusive.

The winner will be awarded a grand prize including:

  • $5,000 cash prize from Mercury Filmworks
  • Toon Boom Software Package
  • Two TAC Animapasses to OIAF 2021

Pitch THIS! Finale Panel

Lisa Cinelli (Producer, Development & Co-Productions, CBC)
Kirsten Hurd (Content Acquisitions, Production Executive, TVOkids)
Jane Lee (Manager, Original Animation Series, Netflix)
Desiree Peeters (Children’s Acquisitions, BBC)
Alyssa Sapire (Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Television Animation)

Moderated by: Heath Kenny (Chief Content Officer, Mercury Filmworks)

Pitch THIS! Semi-finalists:

Bhalla (Matt Kelly)
Cosmic Frontier (Muffy Levy)
Gush Mountain (Jake Martin & Wilfred Lee)
The Silly Duck Wizard (Terry Ibele)
Motel Giant (Daniel Abensour)
Nyoon (Megan Majewski  & Julia Pileggi)
Onion Bureau of (small) Investigations (João Cardoletto)
Sammy Summers (Anna Duck)
Tom’s Tiny Toys (Danny Bergeron)
Welcome to Landlock (Josh Sager)

Sarah Fell (Director Of Original Kids Series, Turner EMEA)
Heath Kenny (Chief Content Officer, Mercury Filmworks)
Julie Stewart (Co-Creator, Show Runner, Executive Producer, Kate & Mim-Mim)
Scott Stewart (Co-Creator, Show Runner, Executive Producer, Rev & Roll)
Travis Williams (Director of Development, Mercury Filmworks)