South east asia's first Animation festival

Homegrown in the heart of South East Asia, featuring local and international artists!

Image Credit: Forlorn, by Yan Han Hoo & Im Eun Sue

CARTOONS UNDERGROUND 2021: 10TH EDITION

20 to 27 November, 2021

Cartoons Underground Turns 10! 

Celebrating a decade of animated stories from Southeast Asia!

Get ready for an exciting, immersive and interactive experience in the Metaverse!

Travel with us across borders to beautifully imagined animated lands from Canada, Taiwan, Germany, Singapore and strap in for a mind-stretching ride and let yourself go!

Catch these films, workshops, panel discussions exclusively between 20 to 27 November only!

This year, we have selected an exciting line up of 13 carefully selected films from over 1,000 submissions from 83 countries, and 5 student films from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) which will compete at the Golden Durian Awards!

ONLINE FILM PROGRAMME

We LOVE sharing beautiful, action-packed, out-of-the-box and heartfelt underground, adult-friendly animation with all of you adult-kids and we can't wait for you to experience our Cartoons Underground 10th Edition!

  1. International Competition 1, SUPER HUMAN
  2. International Competition 2, IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS
  3. Singapore Student Competition, YOUNG ONES
  4. Retrospective of the Best Animated Films from CU's last 10 years

Check out the full Film Program list here !

NETWORK & ENGAGE IN LIVELY DISCUSSIONS W EXPERTS!

Networking made easier with our exclusive panel sessions around how you can build a career as a fresh creative graduate,  the role of government and education bodies in shaping the animation industry, and the new and futuristic ways of monetizing as an animator and creator!

We have upcoming panel sessions:

  • 21 November, 2PM (GMT+8)

Beyond Animation: What's Next for Creative Graduates?

  • 23 November, 8PM (GMT+8)

Developing the Animation Industry : The Role of Education

  • 25 November, 8PM (GMT+8)

The Future of Monetization in Animation

  • 27 November, 3PM (GMT+8)

Q&A with creators of Tatsumi

HANG OUT IN THE METAVERSE AT CRYPTO ART WEEK ASIA X CARTOONS UNDERGROUND GALLERY

NFTs, Crypto and the blockchain are changing the way we interact and how artists can get seen!

Where ever you are in the world, come hang out at Crypto Art Week Asia's gallery at Cryptovoxels metaverse! Featuring Animated NFTs, Art from Southeast Asia, and a secret room to discover!

CARTOONS UNDERGROUND ORIGINS

We are a group of animation and art enthusiasts who brings Cartoons Underground to you every year since 2012 and need YOUR Support for us to keep this festival going!

Treat yourself to a watch-party with your friends and get exclusive Limited Edition Merch Packs with our CU CHAMPION ticket, or Get a SHOUTOUT and Bragging Rights with CU FAN TICKET!

 

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. The festival has expanded to a community of 1000 members, not limited to the arts and animation community in Singapore.

Our Sponsors

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Education partner

Lasalle College of the Arts

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Strategic partner

*SCAPE Singapore

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Production partner

MIschief Makers

Our Awesome Team 

Vicky Chen Profile

Vicky Chen

Co-Founder and Festival Director

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Patrick Smith

 Co-Founder and Advisor

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Tan Wei Keong

Program Director

Enrique Caballero

Enrique Caballero

Advisor

saran naeem

Sarah Naeem

Advisor

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Jia Lee

Head of Design

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Jerold Chong

Education Partner

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Athira Suresh

Brand Engagement Lead