- 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!
Check out previous events!
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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
LOVE! Thank you everyone for joining us at CU19 at Kult Yard last Saturday, Nov 9! We received a full house and screened 3 programmes over the evening that include 19 short animation films. Our Jury team: Sonny Liew, Enge Xue, Davide Benvenuti, Raudha Zulkiffli and Chris Shaw had a great discussion on the awards in…
Filmmaker Interview – Ji Hee Nam’s “Knife Hanging From A Tree” Explores an Exacerbating Case of Sour Grapes
Ji Hee Nam is an animator/ motion graphics designer from South Korea, currently based in L.A. Knife Hanging From A Tree is a film by her which explores the theme of sour grapes. She is inspired by humour from her daily life and finds dark humour very intriguing. One of the key features of her films…
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…
Esther Cheung is an artist who is based in Toronto and is a recent Sheridan College graduate. In Passing is a film that she worked on during her final year there, it portrays 70s Hong Kong through the eyes of her parents. With a strong liking and appreciation for Art and Cinema, she finds Animation…
Cartoons Underground is happening on 9th November, 6PM at Kult Yard! Get Your Tickets Here! This year, 19 works are selected from 1,416 entries submitted from 80 different countries. Out of these 19 films, 6 student films coming from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University, will compete for the ‘Best Singapore Student…