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Out of this world
Wild Times

 

In 2022, a total of 16 works were selected from an incredible 1,681 entries submitted from 96 different countries - the highest number of submissions received in the history of the festival. The final selection of films is made of of many high quality films telling unique stories, evoking powerful emotions, tackling mature themes and challenging the animation medium.

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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

I love you too
asian focus
oh memories...

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.

 

OUR BLOG

The best animation festivities that are happening in August, 2020

By Priscy Dora | August 13, 2020

We’re here to tell you the best Animation festivities that are happening in August.

Cartoons Underground Founder’s Letter -Vicky Chen

By vicky chen | August 6, 2020

Today, we take you through a retrospective of the last 9 years of the festival’s history as we hear from Vicky Chen in this Cartoons Underground Founder’s Letter. In November of 2019 a large gathering of talented artists and animation fans gathered to celebrated what was the 8th instalment of Asia’s largest animation festival- Cartoons…

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…