October 16, 2012, 1:29 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- For individuals who think that animation is simply about kids films or manga comics, then perhaps a visit to the Barbican this October will make a big difference in changing your mind.
The London International Animation Festival, which has been running since 2003, makes its temporary home in the Barbican from 25th October until 4th November, with a huge opening gala, workshops, screenings, live projects and talks throughout the two weeks.
Inspired by the mission to spread the diversity of creative animation to the masses, the LIAF in its own words:
“…aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world.”
Additionally, there'll be retrospectives, talks and chances to get interactive. For fans of animation, designers and those curious to learn more, HotelMap's excellent hotel-finder widget is the perfect way to locate deals and discounts on classy London hotels for the festival period.
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