cartoonsunderground_poster_withtext_final (1).jpgWE ARE BACK!

Cartoons Underground in partnership with Sideshow celebrates FIVE YEARS OF UNDERGROUND ANIMATION!

Grab a beer and a fistful of popcorn and catch award-winning animated films by directors from Annecy, Hiroshima, Fantoche and Edinburgh international film festivals including globally acclaimed Cesar Diaz Melendez, Junyi Xiao, Indra Sproge and more.

This year we celebrate with not just one but two jam-pack programs curated by award-winning independent local animator, Tan Wei Keong, titled: Time Loop and Life Warp. Join us for heart palpitating scenes and plots that will drive you to the edge of reality while hanging out with the creators themselves!

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Cartoons Underground – TRAILER 2016 from Jerrold Chong on Vimeo.

“Singaporean animators are creating world-class and groundbreaking films, (and) yet there are few outlets for their work to be seen by the local public,” said Chris Shaw, Head of Animation at LASALLE College of the Arts. “It’s important for us to recognise and support young and talented local directors. Cartoons Underground is a perfect platform for that.”

This community-driven festival was founded by Patrick Smith, Director of MTV Daria, and Vicky Chen in 2012, and has grown through crowd-funding and artists’ contributions. This year’s festival line up was. The festival has expanded to a community of 1000 members, not limited to the arts and animation community in Singapore.

We celebrate five year of underground animation with Singaporean designer, Jia Lee  who has designed Cartoons Underground Official poster for 2016. Jia Lee is an illustrator and a scholar from Rhode Island School of Design, who dabbles in the whimsical. Cheerful and imaginative, her work strikes a quirky balance between digital and analogue methods.  Jia has designed and illustrated for different commercial clients, including Apple, Ethos Books, Elixirin, and Digital Media Partners.

Opening our show, we have partnered with Cartoons Underground’s Head of Communication, Jerrold Chong for his rendition of underground animation as seen in the trailer. Director/animator Jerrold Chong graduated in 2016 with a BFA in Animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Admission is by donation,so if you enjoy the films please help contribute to ensure the future of our artists and the festival!

**Get your tickets now on EVENTBRITE HERE!**


Early Evening:
Time Loop & Life Warp – 6:30PM & 7:30PM with a 15 min personal Q&A with directors after
Late Night Screening:
Time Loop & Life Warp- 8:30PM & 9:30PM with a 15 min personal Q&A with directors after

Barfing Squirrel Productions and Sideshow:
SATURDAY 22 October 2016
6pm to 10pm (First screening starts at 6:30pm)
Kult Kafe, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, 228120

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