Southeast Asia’s first and largest underground animation festival is back!

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Cartoons Underground in partnership with Sideshow celebrates its 6th year with a new set of awards for the best animation from the region and the world.

Five years after its inception, Cartoons Underground is putting local animation on the map with the launch of three Golden Durian awards; for best film, best director and the ‘People’s Choice’ award for the best local film.

The judges for the ‘People’s Choice’ award is the audience! They can vote for their most favourite local film during the festival itself! The panel of judges Chris Shaw, Head of Film and Animation at Puttnam School at LASALLE, Marchand Jooste, Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic, and the Zhuang Brothers, local award-winning independent directors.

Grab a beer and a fistful of popcorn and catch award-winning animated films by directors from Ottawa Animation Festival, Zagreb Animation Festival and Edinburgh international film festivals including Spela Cadez, Nari Jang, Javad Khajavi, and Miyako Makio.

We received close to 400 film submissions and curated 13 awesome films in two jam-pack programs curated by award-winning independent local animator, Tan Wei Keong, and Jerrold Chong titled: Not Here & Tell-Tale.

Join us for heart palpitating scenes and plots that will drive you to the edge of reality while hanging out with the creators themselves!

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’ contributio

ns. 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.

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

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Early Evening:

– 6:30PM & 7:30PM with a 15 min personal Q&A with directors after

Night Screening:

8:30PM & 9:30PM with a 15 min personal Q&A with directors after

Getting to Kult Kafé:

Kult Kafe on Emily Hill is only a 6-8 min walk from Wilkie Edge or Little India MRT.

From Wilkie Edge / Peace Centre
Keep right and walk up Wilkie Rd against the flow of the traffic > after you pass Le Wilkie apartments look for steps on the right leading to Emily Hill and Hangout Hotel > Up the steps and you’re here!

From Little India MRT
Exit A Little India MRT Station > cross the car park towards Rex Theatre > Niven Rd > left up the stairs through Emily Hill Park > left into Emily Hill

Taxi / Driving:
Head up Sophia Road beside Peace Centre. Stay on Sophia to the top of the hill and when the road forks, take the left (Upper Wilkie Road). We’re at the end of Upper Wilkie Road, beside Hangout Hotel.

If you are driving, we recommend parking at Little India MRT or Wilkie Edge to avoid disruption as there is very limited parking along the street.

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