Singapore’s first and largest independent animation festival celebrates five years of underground animation with twenty films from all around the world! 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 they celebrate with not just one but two jam-packed programs curated by award-winning independent local animator, Tan Wei Keong, titled: Time Loop and Life Warp. Join us for heart palpitating scenes and plots that will drive you to the edge of reality while hanging out with the creators themselves!
“Singaporean animators are creating world-class and groundbreaking films, (and) yet there are few outlets for their work to be seen by the local public,” said Chris Shaw, Head of Animation at LASALLE College of the Arts. “It’s important for us to recognise and support young and talented local directors. Cartoons Underground is a perfect platform for that.”
This community-driven festival was founded by Patrick Smith, Director of MTV Daria, and Vicky Chen in 2012, and has grown through crowd-funding and artists’ contributions.
The festival has expanded to a community of 1000 members, not limited to the arts and animation community in Singapore.
Admission is by donation, so if you enjoy the films please help contribute to ensure the future of our artists and the festival!