Cartoons Underground 2021: 10th Edition
Golden durian awards & nft drop
27 Nov, 8PM (GMT+8)
Celebrating a decade of animation at the 10th anniversary of Cartoons Underground !
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!
Exclusively for 10th birthday is a look back with five films that our audiences had loved over the last decade!
7 day festival schedule
No matter where you are in the world, there is lots to do during the festival!
Network and hear from the experts around building a career, monetisation nd education's role in Animation.
Missing the cinema? Catch in-person movie screenings of Tatsumi and CU 2021 Film at *SCAPE Gallery in Singapore!
Visit the Cartoons Underground in collaboration with Crypto Art Week Asia Gallery in the Metaverse!
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Pandemic year brought Cartoons Underground international online! 5 day festival featured panel discussions, 360 world to explore, and jaw dropping films carefully selected out of 1,321 entries submitted from 88 different countries.
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Focus on Women
in 2019, we had 1,416 entries from 80 different countries. There were many great entries this year and it was tough to pick the final 19 films. Many of these were hand-drawn animations which conjured up evocative and believable worlds.
A Word Please
in 2018, we received over 1,500 entries from 90 different countries! The selection process for this year was tough, as we received tons of films with high standards of story-telling and craft. We were proud to showcase the final 21 selected films and hand out the Golden Durian awards to the winners.
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Adrian Watkins . Richard Thomas . Simon Pike . Carlene Tan . Leonard Andreae . Seiichiro Isoda . Robert Fry . Sirajah Raheem .
Huangyi Chen . Kenzell Huggins . Joanne Lin . Sam Yatish . Avery Grant .
Latest News and Interviews
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Filmmaker Interview – Ji Hee Nam’s “Knife Hanging From A Tree” Explores an Exacerbating Case of Sour Grapes
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Jamie Goh, is an artist based in Singapore who has recently graduated from LASALLE College Of The Arts. To Be Apart, is the final year film she worked with her team mates Jeraldine Ong and Zheng Ying Jie at LASALLE. They share the common passion of wanting to tell stories that would be relatable to…
Get Your Tickets Here! 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…