Cartoons Underground 2021: 10th Edition
Golden durian awards & nft drop
27 Nov, 8PM (GMT+8)
Celebrating a decade of animation at the 10th anniversary of Cartoons Underground !
We have selected an exciting line up of 13 carefully selected films from over 1,000 submissions from 83 countries, and 5 student films from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) which will compete at the Golden Durian Awards!
Exclusively for 10th birthday is a look back with five films that our audiences had loved over the last decade!
7 day festival schedule
No matter where you are in the world, there is lots to do during the festival!
Network and hear from the experts around building a career, monetisation nd education's role in Animation.
Missing the cinema? Catch in-person movie screenings of Tatsumi and CU 2021 Film at *SCAPE Gallery in Singapore!
Visit the Cartoons Underground in collaboration with Crypto Art Week Asia Gallery in the Metaverse!
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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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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.
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