CARTOONS UNDERGROUND 2022

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2021

Super Humans
Impossible Dreams
Young Ones
Retrospective

Celebrating a decade of animation at Cartoons Underground, we had an exciting line up of 13 carefully chosen films from over 1,000 submissions from 83 countries, and 5 student films from Singapore. Exclusively for our 10th year, we looked back with five films that our audience loved from past editions.

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2020

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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
Adventure Time

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.

 

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Films to Watch During the Pandemic

By sarahnaeem90 | July 30, 2020

What an intense few months we’ve had! I think we can safely say no one was expecting 2020 to unfold the way it has, and it’s been a challenging time, to say the least. Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the world, and the way we choose to make meaning out of our lives.…

CU19: Awards

By cuprogramme | November 12, 2019

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

By cartoonsunderground | October 25, 2019

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…

Filmmaker Interview – Jamie Goh’s ‘To Be Apart’ Explores the Innate Desire to Fit in

By cartoonsunderground | October 15, 2019

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…

Cartoons Underground 2019 Tickets

By cartoonsunderground | October 15, 2019

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…

Filmmaker Interview – Experience Old Hong Kong With Esther Cheung’s In Passing

By cartoonsunderground | October 10, 2019

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…