I am studying AD3DEDGE at MAAC. The management helps us by providing extra-curricular activities and events. My area of interest is cinematography and I have done a few short films at our campus. The experience that I got from making these films helped me while handling the camera during the cinematography of NodaBanniro. I am happy to be a student of MAAC and hoping to do more at MAAC.
MAAC is a place where I learnt a lot, not only about animation , but also how a team works, patience, & how to handle technical problems, It also provided me a path to successful career. Thanks to MAAC.
There's always something new happening at MAAC. Students win Awards, faculty gain worldwide recognition & centres achieve amazing results at work. Many a time, MAAC receives a special mention in the press & media. Presenting a roundup of all the latest happenings!
MAAC launches new training centres in 3 different cities
MAAC adds not one but three more feathers to its cap by announcing the launch of animation education centres in 3 different cities. The Jalandhar centre in Punjab and Haldwani centre in Uttarakhand have already opened in the first week of February 2014, while the third centre located in Gurgaon, Delhi - NCR is all set to launch on 10th February, 2014.
All the more reason for 3D animation, VFX and web design students to cheer!
MAAC launches new centre in T-Nagar Chennai
MAAC announced the launch of its new centre at T-Nagar, Chennai on 11th Dec, 2013.
MAAC launches its new center in Ahmedabad
MAAC announced the launch of its new center at Drive-In Road, Ahmedabad on 14th, Oct 2013. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to train students on the latest 3D Animation & Visual Effects technology.
MAACartoon, 2013 Cartoon Competition
Think you have some outstanding cartooning skills? Here's your chance to win some awesome prizes such as the Galaxy Tab 2, Bamboo tablet and many, many more!
MAAC, in association with the Indian Institute of Cartoonists, invites entries for MAACartoon a cartoon competition for all!
Rules & regulations to participate:
The competition will be held under two categories:
Open category: Theme - 'Corruption'
Animation and Fine Arts students: Theme - 'Match Fixing'
Each participant can send only one (1) entry in black & white or colour, mentioning the category. Only hard copies of the final art work in A3 size will be accepted. Copied or reproduced work would be disqualified.
Participants have to be between 15 and 25 years of age and have to submit age proof in the form of birth certificate or class 10th mark sheet, along with their final artworks. Behind every entry the following details have to be clearly and legibly mentioned:
Date of birth
Valid email id
Final date for entries to reach us is August 10, 2013. Entries can be dropped off at or mailed to the nearest MAAC Institute in Bangalore.
For the list of centres nearest to you, Click Here. MAAC will not be responsible for any damage to artworks coming through mail.
Shortlisted participants will compete at a live grand finale on August 24, 2013 for the first and second prizes in each category.
The competition is open to all. Shortlisted students for the Finale will have to bear their own lodging & travelling expenses in Bengaluru.
The verdict of the judges would be final and irrevocable.
Selected cartoons would be exhibited at the Indian Cartoon Gallery (Indian Institute of Cartoonists) from September 1-20, 2013.
Showcase your talent to the country and win big!
MAAC Students Receive Industry Placements; Set New Standards
It is not new for MAAC students to be placed with the some of the best production houses in the country. However, recently three of our students received job opportunities that set new standards.
Maria Panneer Rajan, a student of MAAC Annanagar (Chennai), was selected to join Prime Focus, Mumbai as a mid-level compositor with a salary of INR 35,000 per month. He is amongst the very few professionals who get an opportunity to skip the junior level and directly join the ranks of mid-level compositors.
Bangalore too witnessed similar celebrations when two MAAC students received placement during the Bangalore Jumbo Job Fair, organized by MAAC.
Bhargav Ranjolkar from MAAC Kormanagala and Sharada from MAAC Indirnagar would join Xentrix Studios as Production Assistants with salary figure of INR 20,000 each.
Congratulations to Maria, Bhargav and Sharada for their great efforts. It's time for celebrations in MAAC!
MAAC Students Use Their Creativity For A Social Cause
Paint Happiness - A Social Initiative by MAAC Students
MAAC and its uber creative students have combined their creativity with a social cause called 'Paint Happiness'. The purpose of this beautiful campaign is to spread a smile and cheer among the precious children at various orphanages across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
It is a three day activity (April 22 - 24, 2013) of beautifying the walls of the orphanages with a splash of our students' creativity.
The orphanages covered under this initiative are St. Catharine's Home (Andheri), Janani Ashish (Dombivali), Vatsalya Trust (Kanjurmarg), Girija (Kharghar), CRY (Bandra), Thomas Shelter (Kandivali West), and Bal Anand (Chembur).
Bravo to MAAC students for this wonderful initiative!
MAAC's Tenth National Students Meet Receives Overwhelming Student Response
The 10th annual National Students Meet (NSM) received an overwhelming response, which was organised at Resorte Marinha Douroda, Goa from March 18-22, 2013.
NSM is the biggest gathering across the country, organised towards creating a platform for MAAC students to interact with industry experts and their fellow counter-parts regarding trends in the Animation & VFX industry. More than 200 students participated in this five-day fun-cum-learning event.
Learning from the Experts
Students received a unique flavour of workshops, alongside knowledge sessions conducted by industry stalwarts such as Nishith Takia (Krayon Pictures), Piyush Panjuani (Equus), Sapan Narula (Director of Photography), Kulvider Bakshish (Theatre Performer, Director, Actor, Trainer), Guru Vaidya (Adobe), Chetan Sharma (Animagic Studio), Gayatri Rao (Animagic Studio), Amit Rane and Kane Lew (DR Caesar Photography Studio), and Shashank Tere (Production Designer).
Gala Night Prize Distribution
The Gala Night marked the final evening of NSM 2013 at Goa. Students were awarded for their works completed during the NSM sessions and workshops. WACOM gave out latest, high-end tablets as a prize towards the Digital Painting Competition. ADOBE gave out cash prizes to Quiz Contest winners.
After five days of fun, learning and creativity, students let their hair down and shook a leg to the tunes of the DJ; a fitting end to the event.
Kudos to the MAAC team and the students who participated for making this event a grand success!
MAAC Students Visit Rhythm & Hues
MAAC organized a visit to Rhythm and Hues Studio (R&H) in Hyderabad for its students on November 9, 2012. More than 45 students from MAAC Dilshukh Nagar, Vijayawada and Ameerpet (Hyderabad) attended the Studio.
The objective of the visit was to give students a hands-on exposure to the vagaries of industry functionality. R&H is one of the major global production houses that has worked on movies like The Mummy Returns, Hulk-2, and Night at the Museum.
Students were thrilled to receive this opportunity as they were taken through different facets and stages involved in the animation process.
24 FPS Annual International Animation Awards a Roaring Success
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
List of winners in different categories:
3D Animated Short Film - Gold
3D Animated Short Film - Silver
Rajouri Garden (New Delhi)
3D Animated Short Film - Bronze
Best VFX - Gold
South Extn. (New Delhi)
Best VFX - Silver
Preet Vihar (New Delhi)
Best VFX - Bronze
Preet Vihar (New Delhi)
Best Lighting & Cinematography
Digital Film Making
Is that You
3D Generalist (Individual skill set category)
South Extn. (New Delhi)
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
Sumit G Surve
Pitampura (New Delhi)
Best Modelling & Texturing
M G Road (Pune)
Best Experimental Animation
International Students Category
2D/3D Animated Short Film (Student)
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
National-India Studio Category
VFX Feature Film
2D/3D Animated Film
Google Chrome- Tanjore Oviyam
2D/3D Short Film (Studio/Professional)
Best Game Design
Wolverine Mutant Armageddon
India Games (Disney UTV)
Outstanding Contribution to the Animation Industry
International-India Studio category
VFX Feature Film
Kudos to the MAAC team for putting up a wonderful show!