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

Hang out with us!

Grab a beer and a fistful of popcorn and catch award-winning animated films from all over the world, with us. Homegrown in Singapore, but known internationally, we curate submission from every corner of the globe.

Upcoming Edition

October 24, 2020

Cartoons Underground in partnership with Sideshow celebrates its 8th year with a new set of awards for the best animation from the region and the world.

Celebrating our 8th year, 19 works have been selected from 1,416 entries submitted from 80 different countries and will be competing for the Golden Durian Awards featuring Best animation, Audience Choice and Special Mention!

You can look forward to three programs, our very first Women in Focus program, an International program, and Best Student Films from Singapore!

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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Tan Wei Keong

Program Director

Enrique Caballero

Enrique Caballero


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Sarah Naeem

Head of Communications


Jia Lee

Head of Design

jerrold chong

Jerold Chong

Director of Communications

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Athira Suresh

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