CARTOONS UNDERGROUND

Southeast Asia Largest Underground Animation Festival

Image Credit: To Be Apart, by Jamie Goh, Jeraldine Ong & Zhen Ying Jie

Upcoming Edition

October 24th, 2020

You might get a first preview of the next Oscar winning short!

Previous Editions

Check out previous events!

Look at us
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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2018

Different 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.

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2017

Tell Tale
Not Here

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.

Cartoon Blog

Latest News and Interviews

An Interview With Tiffany Lim

By mrwriterperson | August 14, 2018

Title: Artist Interview: Tiffany Lim Writer: Matthew Bates Date: Monday, 2nd July 2018 _________________________________________________________________________ Introduction In order to learn more about Singapore’s budding talent, Cartoons Underground dives behind the scenes with Tiffany Lim, an artist who has garnered an impressive resume at the age of 24. Having worked with several notable organizations in Southeast Asia,…

Meet Carillus: Artist & Writer ExCo Webtoon

By cartoonsunderground | July 31, 2018

Introduction Ho Wei Rong, or known as Carillus, is a Lead Artist, the Main Writer/Artist for ExCo Webtoon and the Mascot Artist for Doujima 2018. Name: Ho Wei Rong Artist Name: Carillus Where do you live: Singapore Your current project(s) that we should mention: ExCo – It’s a webcomic being published independently on the Webtoons…

Interview with Actor & Voice Over Artist Michael Bates

By mrwriterperson | July 16, 2018

Michael Bates is a seasoned actor and voiceover artist from Dublin, Ireland, with a wide range of experience on stage and screen spanning over twenty-five years.

CU18: Highest number of film entries!

By cuprogramme | July 2, 2018

We have received our highest number of film entries ever: 1,510 entries from 90 different countries. This year, Cartoons Underground is introducing the ‘Best Singapore Student Animation’ category on top of the international competition for Best Animation, Audience Choice and Special Mention awards. The selection process has started and the official film selection will be…

2017 Highlights!

By cartoonsunderground | December 17, 2017

Cartoons Underground Highlights – 2017 We promoted and showcased animated films by talented local directors, animators and producers in Singapore. At the end of the event, only one local-made animation was presented with the highest honour of getting the Golden Durian Award; for best film, best director and the “People’s Choice” award. PROGRAMME ​SCREENING Four…

Award-winning films on display at CU 2017! [Part 1]

By cartoonsunderground | October 8, 2017

Did you know that this year’s selection at Cartoons Underground is full of award-winning films that have made waves at prestigious film festivals all around the world? Today we feature a few of these films that will make your eyes pop, your jaws drop and your heart skip a beat or two! Poles Apart directed by…