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Cartoons Underground

  • Film, Animation
  1. Naive Mischief
    Photograph: via Cartoons Underground
  2. The House of Loss
    Photograph: via Cartoons Underground
  3. The Birds and the Bees
    Photograph: via Cartoons Underground
  4. The Last Stop
    Photograph: via Cartoons Underground

Time Out says

Southeast Asia's premier animation festival is back with more animated fare from different corners of the world. For this year, the festival will be coming – for the first time – to a theatre venue near you, namely Projector X: Picturehouse at the historic former Cathay Cinema on Handy Road. 

Happening on October 22, Cartoons Underground will be screening a total of 16 films whittled down from almost 1700 animators from 96 different countries. Animation lovers should check out nine animated shorts competing in the international competition Out of This World, as well as seven animation films by young, Singapore-based animators in Wild Times. Those pursuing careers in animation should stick around for the Q&A discussion and networking session with the directors based here. 

Looking to develop your skills in animation? Don't miss out a slew of events and activities put together by Cartoons Underground, *SCAPE, and Lasalle College of the Arts. Called Animated Visions, these include masterclasses, a story development lab, and industry meetup – all free to anyone who wishes to participate. Even more exciting is the fact that the masterclasses will be hosted by two animation experts – Directors Emily Dean (Netflix's LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS Volume 3: The Very Pulse of the Machine) and Samantha Lee (director at Disney TV Animation with stints at Netflix, Warner, Dreamworks and more under her belt). 

"This year, there’s a greater range of visual styles and storytelling approaches than ever
before that showcase the breadth of experience and the diversity of our filmmakers,” says Cartoons Underground's Programme Director, Jerrold Chong. The films not only tackle the art of animation in fresh and inventive ways, but also cover a breadth of challenging topics, from sex education to mental health. 

Cartoons Underground is taking place on October 22 at 7pm, with tickets costing $18. Get them via The Projector at

Cheryl Sekkappan
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Cheryl Sekkappan


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