Cartoons Underground 2020


3 December

360 World Launch

8 PM (GMT+8)

Pre-festival launch

  • 360 Interactive World
  • Artist Marketplace
  • Enter the Dystopic Cyberpunk World of Cartoons Underground from award winning CG artist Enrique Cabello and discover our artists' marketplace where you can buy quirky and beautiful items will also be open for business!


    9 Dec

    Festival Premiere

    8 PM (GMT+8)

    Festival start

  • Premiere of Cartoons Underground 2020
  • Q&A with Directors
  • Audience Voting Starts
  • Watch mind-blowing animated films from our 2020 film selection. Stay tuned for our Q&A with directors, and Audience voting will also be opened.

    patrick smith

    10 Dec

    A Conversation: Animation rise During a pandemic

    10 AM (GMT+8)

    Q&A with American Directors

  • Patrick Smith, Blendfilms
  • Kyle Balda, Illumination Studios
  • Q&A with directors on how they have adapted during the pandemic as a short filmmaker and a Hollywood director.


    11 Dec

    Meet the directors

    7 PM (GMT+8)

    Meet and mingle with Directors of in-competition films on Zoom together with Tan Wei Keong, Program Director at Cartoons Underground!


    12 Dec

    Animation Story lab

    Deadline for sign up is 30 November

    10 AM - 6 PM (GMT+8) @ *SCAPE

    Learn story development with Industry Professionals Zhuang Brothers, Finding Pictures and more.

    Limited to 5 teams!

    *scape NYFA SHowcase

    6 PM - 9 PM (GMT+8) @ *SCAPE & Online

    Screenings of films from the prestigious National Youth Film Awards


    13 Dec

    Animation Story lab

    10 AM - 3 PM (GMT+8) @ *SCAPE

    Participants of the Animation Lab will pitch their ideas to studio leads.

    Golden durian awards ceremony

    8PM (GMT+8) Kult Yard

    We'll break the suspense and announce the winners of the Golden Durian awards! This will also mark the end of our 2020 edition.

    Book Your Table at Kult Yard via
    +65 8361 1848