Discover the world of animation at Animadrid 2009 -

August 21, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News reveals that Brits heading to sunny Spain later this month will have the chance to attend one of Madrid's most colourful and entertaining festivals.
Animadrid takes place from September 24th to October 2nd and is a celebration of cartoons and animated film for adults.

The event is held in the area of Pozuelo de Alarcon, which is situated in the north-west of the city. It is easily accessible by public transport and within easy reach of most Madrid hotels.

Organised by the ministry of culture and tourism for the community of Madrid, the festival showcases the very best in present day animated film and features productions from around the world.

Visitors can "enjoy innumerable films of great beauty and originality, learn new film languages, [discover] the contrast between hand-crafted animation techniques and techniques using high technology, and [be submerged] in the creative process", according to the event organisers.

Films spanning all genres will be on show, with comedy, horror, suspense, drama, action, science fiction and children's cartoon films all included in the festival line-up.

US feature film Idiots and Angels by Bill Plympton scooped last year's top award, while the prize for best international short animation film went to Australian Dennis Tupicoff for Chainsaw.

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