Check out previous EDITIONS!

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.



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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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.



2017 Cartoons Underground

By cartoonsunderground | September 29, 2017

Southeast Asia’s first and largest underground animation festival is back! Get Your Tickets Here!   Cartoons Underground in partnership with Sideshow celebrates its 6th year with a new set of awards for the best animation from the region and the world. Five years after its inception, Cartoons Underground is putting local animation on the map with the…

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,…