Animation Category Finalist Showcase


Chee Wen-jian Mark (Singapore)

Col / 9'59"/ No dialogue with English subtitles

GUNKWORLD is a horror cult cartoon series on TV where cute monster school children would terrorise human characters. Outside of the TV show, GUNKWORLD begins to advertise its brand through commercials and mechandises, which quickly gain popularity at an unholy rate. The entire planet becomes crazed, all their thoughts are replaced with messages from GUNKWORLD.
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Finalist Showcase: 13/3 (Sat) | 2:30pm | Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre | DCP | 86' | HK$ 80/64* | With after-screening discussion

Artist’s Statement

GUNKWORLD challenges traditional ideas of good animation" in western character animation college films. It explores the potential of crudeness and ambiguity through attractive cutehorror- cult" designs and limited animation, while weaving a narrative that raises questions about the very formats it plays with (episodes & advertisements). The piece intentionally overloads viewers with loud and compressed visuals, audio, stories and designs, playing with ideas of hypnotic subconscious consumption. GUNKWORLD is a love letter to Japanese media-as seen from the eyes of a 90s Singaporean child.