- Animated films will be screened LIVE in one go from 8 PM SGT on 9 Dec on our YouTube channel.
- Films cannot be viewed separately. After the LIVE screening, films will be online to watch at your leisure until 13 Dec on the festival program page..
- If you prefer to watch the LIVE streams on YouTube, subscribe to Cartoons Underground on YouTube.
- Q&A with American directors will take place on Zoom. Link will be provided via email if you sign up for a ticket.
- Meet the directors will take place on Zoom. Link will be provided via email if you sign up for a ticket.
- Golden Durian awards will be streamed LIVE on 13 Dec SGT 8 PM on our YouTube channel..
Cartoons Underground 2020
Film Line up and Programme
We've got 17 groundbreaking films this year, selected from 1,321 entries. Needless to say, selecting the best from a pool of outstanding works was tough! But they are finally here. The films we've chosen stand out for their narratives and unique art styles. We've also dedicated our focus on Asian Animation this year as there's been a tremendous spike in independent animation filmmaking within the region.
360° World and Festival Calendar
This year, we've taken Cartoons Underground 2020 online. Keep your eyes peeled for our 360° world, created specially for this edition! We've got a calendar full of events that will keep you glued to your screen. On top of the films, we've got a great line up with the directors of the chosen films, Q&A with Hollywood directors, an Animation Lab and the Golden Durian Awards!
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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.
This is year when our festival jumped to the next level. In 2017, we announced the Golden Durian Awards. Around 400 films from 50 countries were submitted. 19 of these got to compete in our premiere awards ceremony. We had three award categories: Best Film, Best Director and Audience Choice.
Latest News and Interviews
This year we will be featuring Cody Walzel’s “Breadheads”. This beautiful and twisted short features starving soldiers who divide a measly last meal. Suddenly, they receive an unexpected knock on their door, only to find their sick allies at their base. When the refugees turn to bread people, the battle between hunger and humanity begins.…
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRyyNA3vYsQ&w=560&h=315] “Experiencing his work is almost like taking a leisurely stroll around a gallery of paintings, whilst someone recalls the most engaging of stories in your ear. Part of you wants to stop, pause and take in the majesty of the visuals, whilst the rest of you is whisked away, caught up in the twisting…
Are you ready for more mind-blowing animation to rock your socks?! Indulge yourself with booze, cartoons and funky music on 5th December (Thursday) at the Artistry! This year, we are excited to have renown pop-cult artist Mojoko design our poster! You might have seen his works at the National Museum of Singapore, Kult Magazine, Singapore Art…
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibgVeoaqfuM&w=560&h=315] Cartoons Underground 2012 was a major hit. With a large crowd of over 250 people, the festival was entertaining, raunchy and great fun. It was one of those magical moments when there were triple the amount of attendees than Facebook RSVPs. A rare moment of greatness and true reflection of this country’s hunger for…
Join us at Cartoons Underground Facebook Group! Watch us as we build Cartoons Underground from the ground on our Facebook Group page. Feel free to post anything related to obscure art to quirky short animation clips. Our Facebook Group is the place to be to view exclusive trailers and artwork. Cheers, V
“Not for the kids. Singapore’s first underground animation festival Cartoons Underground showcased some of the best independent animations from around the world, with a majority of films in the screening list previously restricted in Asia. But if you’ve missed the “mind-blowing” and “raunchy” (as described by organisers Vicky Chen and Patrick Smith)shorts, here are a…