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MAAC Events

Apart from the famous 24FPS International Animation Awards, MAAC hosts several other events too. Here, students get an opportunity to showcase their skills & to interact with experienced Animation, VFX and Gaming professionals. Get the latest information on popular events like National Students' Meet, Srijan & Legends of MAAC, below.



A sneak-peek into the MAAC NSM 2013 held in Jaipur


24FPS 2013

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Tenth MAAC 24 FPS finishes off in a grand style!

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It was a special occasion for MAAC, being the tenth 24 FPS animation awards night, hosted at The LaLit in Mumbai on Friday, December 6, 2013.

24 FPS awards honours excellence and recognize animation talent across the globe and rewards young artists and MAAC students for their creativity. The award is an initiative to promote the work done by young animation film makers and give them a boost in the industry.

Awards were given out across categories like Best VFX Short Film, Best 2D Animated Short Film, Best Game Design and others. The jury panel comprised of industry stalwarts like Dreamworks, Rhythm & Hues, Pixion, JWT, Prime Focus and others.

Apart from the main attraction – awards - the audience was enthralled by two unique performances – Sumont and Sonali from Bad Salsa of India’s Got Talent fame and a comedy extravaganza by Suresh Menon, which kept the audience in splits.

The tenth edition of the 24FPS International Animation Awards festival successfully engaged MAAC students in some unique activities like trendy gadget and technology display, caricature painting, Tarot reading, graphology, and face painting. The highlight of morning fest was the national level talent hunt competitions like Dance MAAC Dance, MAAC Got Talent, MAAC Idol, COD (Gaming), and NFS (Gaming), where shortlisted MAAC students from all over India competed to win the coveted titles in their respective categories.

The success of the awards and the festival was visible through the sheer number of student and industry people present at the event.

Kudos to the MAAC team for such a brilliant show!

List of winners in different categories:

Category Team/Individual/Film name MAAC Centre
3D Animation Short Film - MAAC GOLD Puff Borivali
3D Animation Short Film - MAAC SILVER Catmint Chowrangee
3D Animation Short Film - MAAC BRONZE Sunshine Kakurgachi
3D Challenge - GOLD Stallions Malad
3D Challenge - SILVER Agantuk Andheri
3D Challenge - BRONZE Pathfinder South Ex
VFX Challenge - GOLD Fx Karyakarta Andheri
VFX Challenge - SILVER Karamchari South Ex
VFX Challenge - BRONZE The Grace Baroda
Stylization Puff Borivali
Lighting & Cinematography Catmint Chowringhee
Animation Puff Borivali
3D GENERALIST Dhananjay Sharma Kanpur
CG Lighting Isha Sanghavi Thane
Modelling Texturing (Character) Silu S Palan Andheri
Character Animation Avijit Saha Andheri
Modelling Texturing (BG) Kishan Kumar Raja Bazaar
VFX Generalist Ravi Kiran Ameerpet
Photography Swapnil Khese Dadar
Matte Painting Utkarsha Koratkar Jabalpur
Digital Painting Kaustubh Chavan Dadar
Multimedia Soham Sikhwal Andheri
DFM Catch 22 Noida
VIEWERS CHOICE Apsara Koramangala

Category Film School/Studio/Individual
Experimental Animation - Student (Open) - India Nutty Raghu Veer, Sai, Prithvi & Upendra
Best Game Design 2013 – Studio - INDIA Chennai Express - Escape from Rameshwaram India Games Ltd. Disney UTV
Best Visual Effects Feature Film 2013 – Studio - INDIA Kadal Reliance Media Works
Best TVC 2013 – Studio - INDIA Dish TV Childlock : Godfather Digital Clay Studio, Mahee Pal
Best TV Series 2013 – Studio - INDIA Chatur & Chetan Deepak Jadhav Dreams Studio
Best Animated (2D/3D) Short Film 2013 – Studio - INDIA Sons Of Rama Amar Chitra Katha Pvt Ltd
Experimental Animation-Studio - INDIA Beam Fiber Studio Eeksaurus Productions Pvt Ltd.
Best VFX Short Film Student INTL THOUSAND School ArtFX- France
Best 2D-3D Animated Short Film - Student(OPEN) INTL Myosis Gobelins- France
Best Visual Effects Feature Film 2013 - Studio-INTL White House Down Prime Focus
Best Animated (2D/3D) Short Film 2013 - Studio- INTL Primal War Mr. Bun, Kwai
Outstanding Contribution to Animation Industry Storage 24 Toonz Animation Pvt Ltd

24 FPS 2013 gets bigger and better!

24 FPS 2013 gets bigger and better!

MAAC’s 24 FPS is back with a bang in its tenth year. And this year, it is going to be ten times bigger!

24 FPS 2013 will host some exciting competitions and fun elements throughout the day, followed by much-awaited Animation Awards Nite.

Scheduled on December 6, 2013, the line-up of events will showcase the amazing talents of MAAC students. Shortlisted students from all over India will flaunt their talent at The LaLit, Mumbai and win the coveted prize in the below competitions:

Offering the best in entertainment and hands-on fun, 24FPS has something for everyone! There are performances by a rock band and a dance troupe, a chat show that parodies Koffee with... (You know who), and stalls for tarot reading, graphology, tattoo, nail art and face painting.

Be there and don’t miss the action! Entries open for all.

A day full of entertainment, performances, animation video screening, the grand awards nite & other surprises!

24 FPS Annual International Animation Awards a Roaring Success

MAAC Andheri (Mumbai): 3D Animation Short Film winner

MAAC Andheri (Mumbai): 3D Animation Short Film winner

MAAC's ninth 24FPS International Animation Awards concluded successfully and was a roaring success. 24FPS 2012 was organized by MAAC in association with UNIC on December 7, 2012, at The Lalit Intercontinental in Mumbai.

This year the awards surpassed all expectations with a magnificent participation from students and studios across India for different award categories.

This one-day festival had interactive sessions with industry experts, exhibitions and entertaining competitions such as, MAAC Got Talent, B-Boying, Paint Yourself workshops and many more. All winners were awarded certificates and exciting prizes on the spot.

MAAC South Extn. (Delhi): VFX Gold Winners

MAAC South Extn. (Delhi): VFX Gold Winners

List of winners in different categories:

 

Category Team/Individual name Center
3D Animated Short Film - Gold Poised Andheri (Mumbai)
3D Animated Short Film - Silver Green Dreamz Rajouri Garden (New Delhi)
3D Animated Short Film - Bronze Earwyn Kakurgachi (Kolkata)
Best VFX - Gold Karmchariiz South Extn. (New Delhi)
Best VFX - Silver Voodoo Preet Vihar (New Delhi)
Best VFX - Bronze Ingenia Chandmari (Guwahati)
Best Stylization Dreamz Preet Vihar (New Delhi)
Best Lighting & Cinematography Poised Andheri (Mumbai)
Best Animation Earwyn Kakurgachi (Kolkata)
Digital Film Making Is that You Kakurgachi (Kolkata)
3D Generalist (Individual skill set category) Bhairab Boithoque South Extn. (New Delhi)
CG Lighting Sarath Sasi Kormangla (Bangalore)
Matte Painting Gaurav Naidu Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
Digital Painting Sumit G Surve Andheri (Mumbai)
Character Animation Varun Sharma Pitampura (New Delhi)
Best Modelling & Texturing Prabuddha Paul Chowringhee (Kolkata)
Best Photography Roopam Bansod M G Road (Pune)
Best Experimental Animation Ishwer Yadav Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Category Film School/Studio
International Students Category
2D/3D Animated Short Film (Student) Origami Esma, France
National- India students category
Experimental Animation-Open category (Student) Pal Bill Will Arena – Jayangar (Bangalore)
Open Category (Student)
2D Short Film The Candy Tree Somnath Pal (Individual entry)
3D Short Film Kacho Gadulo DSK Supinfocom
National-India Studio Category
VFX Feature Film Don 2 Pixion
2D/3D Animated Film Delhi Safari Krayon Pictures
Best TVC Google Chrome- Tanjore Oviyam Studio Eesksaurus
2D/3D Short Film (Studio/Professional) Greedy Thief Sagar Kadam
Best Game Design Wolverine Mutant Armageddon India Games (Disney UTV)
Outstanding Contribution to the Animation Industry Delhi Safari Krayon Pictures
International-India Studio category
VFX Feature Film Storage 24 Prime Focus

Kudos to the MAAC team for putting up a wonderful show!


MAAC manifest; Pune overwhelmed with student response

MAAC manifest - Pune overwhelmed with student response

MAAC Manifest 2012, an educational seminar conducted on October 29, 2012, was conducted by MAAC at Pune to educate students about progressive career options in animation. This event also provided a platform for interactions with industry experts.

Arnab Chaudhuri (Creative Director) and Arpan Gaglani (Technical Director) of Delhi Safari fame took the students behind the curtains. Making of the movie and a few glimpses of the movie were showcased.

More than 800 students participated in this event, making it a grand success.

Kudos to the MAAC team!

 

'CRACKDOWN': Inter-zone Gaming Tournament

CRACKDOWN Inter-zone Gaming Tournament

Game lovers! Here's an opportunity to participate in an exciting gaming tournament. If you are a MAAC student, compete at the national level at the 24FPS International Awards in Mumbai.

Rules and regulations:

  1. Each team should have 4 players
  2. Total participation fee for a team: Rs. 800 only
  3. One team per centre. If the total strength of the centre exceeds 200 students, then they can have one additional team per 200 students
  4. Evaluation will be held at Zonal Level in the respective zones & National Level within Mumbai
  5. Finalists get the opportunity to participate in the 24FPS 2012 Festival
  6. Winner takes home prizes worth Rs. 100,000 and much more!

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24 FPS 2012 MAAC got talent

24 FPS 2012 MAAC got talent

An initiative for MAAC students who are not only great digital artists but also have multiple other talents. So all our dancers, singers, magicians, mimicry artists, comedians and other varied talented solo performers, get ready for an action-packed performance!

Rules and regulations to participate:

  1. Make a video recording of your talent and upload it to this Youtube link: (http://www.youtube.com/user/maac24fps?feature=results_main)
  2. Last date to upload is 15th November
  3. Evaluation will be: 50% on the basis of votes on Youtube and 50% on the basis of jury grading
  4. Performance act should act not exceed 3 minutes
  5. Top 10 finalists will be declared on 20th November
  6. Finalists get the opportunity to perform during the 24FPS 2012 Festival
  7. Performing stage will a 3 by 3 metre area with complete sound and light system in the festival zone
  8. The act needs to be planned as per the area for performance
  9. And the winner takes home ’MAAC's got talent‘ certificate award and much more

24 FPS 2012 Awards, Goes festival

24 FPS 2012 Awards, Goes festival

24FPS International Animation Awards

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24FPS 2011 Logo UnitHeld every year, the 24FPS International Animation Awards are a unique platform for film-making using the medium of 3D Animation, Live Action and Visual Effects (VFX).

The Awards promote animation talent from across India & around the world. Initiated by MAAC in 2003, this event has grown to become one of the most prestigious Awards in the industry.

24FPS Awards are given in various categories, including:

  • 3D Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • VFX
  • Game Design
  • TV ads…and more!

24FPS offers a chance to students & studio professionals to showcase their talent. Youngsters get an opportunity to have their work viewed & assessed by world-class experts working with top studios. Thus, students get to understand what the industry demands. Over the years, films, ads & other work screened at 24FPS has gained world-wide recognition on various platforms.


Theme
MAAC & United Nations Information Centre announce the theme of 24FPS International Awards 2012: FUTURE WE WANT.

To know more about the MAAC- UNIC collaboration for 24FPS 2012, click here

Artwork Skill Set

For more information on categories & participation details, log on to

http://www.24fpsmaac.com/international-awards2011.html

24FPS 2011

MAAC joined hands with the United Nations Information Centre to promote the UN Millennium Development Goals through the 24FPS 2011 Awards

Hosted on 9th December,2011 at The Leela, Mumbai, MAAC 24FPS received a great response with over 1100 entries from China, U.S.A, U.K., France, Germany, Pakistan etc & a 5000+ audience made up of students, professionals & animation enthusiasts.

Check out the MAAC 24FPS 2011 photo gallery

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