Get Ready for Cartoons Underground 2017

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(from the press release)

Now in its sixth year, Cartoons Underground is marking Singapore’s importance in the animation world with the launch of the Golden Durian awards; for best film, best director, and the ‘People’s Choice’ for the best film from Singapore.

Film makers from more than 50 countries vied to be included in this year’s Cartoons Underground programme, submitting more than 400 films. 13 awesome films will be shown in two jam-packed programs curated by Tan Wei Keong and Jerrold Chong.

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Poles Apart, which is receiving its Asian Premier at CU, is produced by Singaporean Low Ser En and directed by Paloma Baeza, who are both graduates of the United Kingdom’s National Film and Television School (NFTS). An unlikely meeting of a polar bear and a grizzly bear, this short film won the McLaren Award for Best British Animation at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Animation from Singapore includes Javad Khajavi’s The Third Script, a graduate film from the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, and Miyako Makio‘s  My World from LASALLE College of The Arts. Javad’s film was also selected for the Ottawa International Animation Festival this year.

The festival is happening on the 21st of October at Kult Kafe. During the festival, the public will be able to meet the directors and vote for their favourite Singaporean film. Get your tickets here. Admission is by donation.

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Spotted! Cheryl Kook

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Cheryl Kook‘s vibrant illustrations channel the fun and zest of her travel and food adventures.

“What I do is mostly driven by one thought: “Make the work I want to see in the world”, says the Illustrator and Visual Development Artist. “Being lucky enough to travel to new places, have food adventures and experience different perspectives, I’m never bored and I try to reflect that enthusiasm into colors and shapes in my illustrations. Most of all, I believe in having fun in everything I do!”

Cheryl also creates some lovely goodies including books, bags, patches and pins. Check them out!

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Spotted! Muhd Noh

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An illustrator and storyboard artist with a Diploma in Animation from Nanyang Polytechnic. Meet Muhd Noh, a man who likes to keep things creatively open. Besides being good at digital work, he likes to mix and match drawing styles and experiment with various painting techniques.

Earlier this year he went on to illustrate his first book in collaboration with Epigram Books.

Muhd Noh currently works in an animation and post production studio. He enjoys watching cartoons and collecting picture books, and he loves cats.

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Spotted! Samuel Lee

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We spotted Samuel Lee’s work at the Fireflies group exhibition that is running at Flor Patisserie until the end of the month.

Samuel is an illustrator with a Diploma in Animation from Nanyang Polytechnic. He is a MediaCorp Gold Medal winner, a recipient of the MediaCorp Award for Outstanding Project, and his work has been showcased both locally and internationally.

More about Samuel on his site and on instagram.

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The Computer Sucks!!! by Ho Li Ting

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The Computer Sucks!!! by Ho Li Ting, is an animated comedy film about a gamer who finds himself trapped within his own computer.

“A light-hearted and punny parody of the computer and the Internet, this film follows his many adventures including exploring the Desktop, an encounter with Mozilla Firefox and his escape. Viewers will never see the computer in the same light again.”

More on Li Ting’s film at the ADM Show 2017. Check it out!

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