We're back for our 11th edition of Cartoons Underground and are excited to announce that Southeast Asia's largest animation festival is back to our regular programming: an in-person screening at Projector X: Picturehouse!

Join us on 22 October 2022, and prepare yourselves for a rollercoaster ride of emotions with this year's 16 carefully selected films from around the world.

Check out our full programme and stay tuned for tickets, workshops, masterclasses and a kick-ass afterparty!

Check out previous EDITIONS!



Super Humans
Impossible Dreams
Young Ones

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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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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CU17: Thank you for your submissions!

By cartoonsunderground | July 16, 2017

  A BIG THANK YOU to everyone for your film submissions! This year, we have received close to 400 films, from 54 different countries! 2017 promises to be our best edition yet! Venturing forward, Singapore’s first and largest independent animation festival is introducing the main competition category with 3 awards – Best Film, Best Director…

Breaking Barriers for Women in Film and Animation

By cartoonsunderground | June 2, 2017

Our very own Festival Director, Vicky Chen, was part of an expert panel discussing about Breaking Barriers for Women in Film and Animation! SheSays Singapore hosts a discussion on women in film Women make up 51% of the world population, and buy more than half of cinema tickets, yet there are a disproportionately low number of…

An Evening with Raul Garcia : Making Animation my Business

By cartoonsunderground | April 25, 2017

Do not miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the best in the animation business! 27th APRIL 2017 6:20PM – 8:30PM LASALLE College of the Arts & NTUC present an evening with Raúl Garcia Raúl Garcia was previously a Senior Animator at Walt Disney and his movie credits including The Lion King, Aladdin,…

An Invitation to the Singapore Premiere of ​​“Extraordinary Tales”, directed by Raul Garcia!

By cartoonsunderground | March 22, 2017

“Extraordinary Tales” is an animated anthology of 5 stories adapted from Edgar Allan Poe and includes the voice talents of Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands and Guillermo Del Toro. Raul Garcia was previously a Senior Animator at Walt Disney and his movie credits including The Lion King, Aladdin, Tarzan, Who Framed Roger Rabbit,…

Epic Sketchbook: Car Sketches by Lapin and Sagar

By cartoonsunderground | March 8, 2017

“It’s fascinating to look at the 2 very different ways we (Lapin and Sagar) choose to sketch this event. I spent my time sketching few detailed models while Sagar choose to represent the ambiance of the show on the cathedral place. I like that the “true” representation of it is not one or the other,…

Epic Sketchbook: Enricho Casarosa

By cartoonsunderground | February 8, 2017

Enrico Casarosa. Big fan, especially of his girls. I bought his sketchbook Fragments years ago (he published with Ronnie del Carmen, another genius), and it remains one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to be in Monkeysuit anthology so long ago with him, this was the closest brush with the master i got! Patrick…