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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Artist Interview: Jeremy, Huang Ji and Derrick

By cartoonsunderground | February 4, 2017

Eat Pray Bird is the graduation film of Jeremy Teo, Huang Ji and Derrick Fun, made during their final year at NTU School of Art, Design and Media (ADM). In November, their CG animated short made waves across Asia, winning the “Special Mention Award” at the 18th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards Ceremony held in Tokyo, Japan.…

Thank You 2016

By cartoonsunderground | January 5, 2017

2016 was a great year for Cartoons Underground (though sadly not so great for the rest of the world) We saw the biggest festival for Cartoons Underground in 2016, our fifth annual edition, with 600 attendees, 8 screenings, five local films, one awesome looking poster by Jia, and are looking to expand further this year, more…

CU Interview: Vicky Chen, Wei Keong & Jia Lee

By cartoonsunderground | October 21, 2016

It’s less than 24 hours (!!) before the 5th edition of Cartoons Underground kicks off with a bang! In an exclusive interview, we speak to Vicky Chen, Co-Founder and Festival Director, Tan Wei Keong, Program Director, and Jia Lee, graphic designer/illustrator responsible for the brand-new CU identity and the beautifully illustrated poster for this year’s festival! Cartoons…

Industry Professional: Don Bosco

By cartoonsunderground | October 5, 2016

Cartoons Underground speaks to Don Bosco, the founder of Super Cool Books, and a talented writer who has established himself in Singapore’s literary circles. Filled with insight and expertise, Don shares about his business, as well as his observations about Singapore’s literary industry. May we know a more about how you started your career? Thank you…


By cartoonsunderground | October 5, 2016

WE ARE BACK! Cartoons Underground in partnership with Sideshow celebrates FIVE YEARS OF UNDERGROUND ANIMATION! Grab a beer and a fistful of popcorn and catch award-winning animated films by directors from Annecy, Hiroshima, Fantoche and Edinburgh international film festivals including globally acclaimed Cesar Diaz Melendez, Junyi Xiao, Indra Sproge and more. This year we celebrate…

Artist Interview: Ang Qing Sheng

By cartoonsunderground | September 12, 2016

Having premiered at the Singapore Chinese Film Festival, Qing Sheng’s film “Lak Boh Ki” may seem like a straightforward suspense film on first viewing, but upon seconds, one begins to peel behind layers of hidden meaning. The composition of shots and timing of animation masterfully toy with our feelings over and over again for this innocent little baby tethering…