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 

UNCOVERING AND SHOWCASING ANIMATED STORIES FROM ASIA

Cartoons Underground is Southeast Asia’s Leading Independent Animation festival. Since its inception in 2012, the festival has welcomed over 1,000 people every year, and has showcased films from upcoming young animators like Singapore’s first female BAFTA winner, Low Ser En to internationally acclaimed names like Bill Plympton, Hisko Hulsing, Dahee Jeong, Spela Cadez, Tal Kantor, Mirai Mizue, Lei Lei, Chen Xi and An Xu, and featured speakers like Sean Buckelew, Kyle Balda and more.

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!

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 

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Vicky Chen

Co-Founder and Festival Director

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Patrick Smith

 Co-Founder and Advisor

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Jerold Chong

Program Director |
Education Partner

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Esther Lussier

Project Lead

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Jia Lee

Head of Design |
Industry Liaison

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Athira Suresh

Brand Engagement Lead

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Jaymi McManus

Strategic Advisor |
Production Specialist

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Sarah Naeem

Strategic Advisor | Communications