• Students' speak

    Mayank Kanyal Mayank Kanyal Lead lighter, DreamWorks India

    Projects: Puss in Boots, Merry Madagascar, Scared Shrekless, Mad Valentine and The Penguins of Madagascar

    Joining MAAC was a life changing decision for me. MAAC launched me into this wonderful career that I cherish everyday.

  • Students' speak

    Jay Mehta Jay Mehta Lead compositor/ show supervisor, Base FX, China

    Projects: The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Alvin & The Chipmunks

    Without the support of my trainers at MAAC, I would not have reached where I am right now. My training at MAAC covered all aspects of visual effects & animation, and taught the latest software.

  • Students' speak

    Kunal Chindarkar Kunal Chindarkar Lead compositor, Double Negative, Singapore

    Projects: Captain America: The First Avenger, Fast and Furious 6, The Incredible Hulk, Godzilla, Battleship, Hercules, The Golden Compass, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    Courses at MAAC are at par with industry standards. They train you in all the software used for creating stunning VFX movies we see today.

  • Students' speak

    Jayesh Makwana Jayesh Makwana Sr. lighting artist, Prime Focus, India

    Projects: Sin City 2, Yellow, Dabangg 2, Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola & Race 2

    If you are passionate about VFX, MAAC can give you that start to boost your career. MAAC was my gateway to the world of computer graphics.


MAAC Events

Apart from the famous 24FPS International Animation Awards, MAAC hosts several other events. Here, students get an opportunity to showcase their skills & to interact with experienced animation, VFX, gaming, and media & entertainment professionals.

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24FPS 2015

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24 FPS 2015 sets a new record

Over 1500 students participate; Chhota Bheem, Arjun: The Warrior Prince & Baahubali: The Beginning win laurels


MAAC recently hosted the 12th edition of 24 FPS Annual International Animation Awards, in association with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), on December 14, 2015, at the Sahara Star in Mumbai.

Dignitaries from the media & entertainment industry graced the occasion, and were honoured for their contribution under a new award category introduced this year - Movers & Shakers.

Amongst those felicitated were Rajiv Chilakha, founder of Green Gold Animation & the maker of the Chhota Bheem franchisee; Arnab Choudhury, director of animated film, Arjun: The Warrior Prince; E. Suresh, founder of Studio Eeksaurus, whose animated film, Fate Line won the prestigious Annecy Award this year; and Srinivas Mohan, three times National Award Winner & VFX supervisor of Baahubali: The Beginning.

Also present on the occasion was Manjari Phadnis, of Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na fame, who will make her Marathi film debut in 2016.

Also, present were more than 1500 students from all across the country, who were awarded for their creativity & hard work.

24 FPS continues to grow & provide a creative platform to talented individuals. We congratulate all the winners & look forward to the higher participation in future.

24FPS 2014

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MAAC'S 24FPS 2014 International Animation Awards a grand success!


Celebrating the creative talents of MAAC students & animation industry professionals from across the world, the 24FPS International Animation festival & awards ceremony took place on Friday, November 28, 2014 at The Lalit Hotel in Mumbai.

The daylong festival was open to all, and featured several talent contests and games such as Drop the coin & Minute to win it. The highlights of the day were the National Finals of MAAC Got Talent & the live Gaming competition. Autodesk & Wacom put up kiosks to acquaint visitors with their new lines of products & offerings for creative professionals.

Director Anurag Basu at 24FPS

This year, the presence of filmmaker Anurag Basu came as a huge surprise for MAAC students. The director of top-rated films such as Barfi, Life in a Metro, Murder, Gangster, and more, graced the festival. He judged the MAAC Got Talent contest & also addressed the adoring students who lined up to click pictures & selfies with him.

24FPS: The glittering Awards Night

In the evening, senior animation & VFX industry professionals made their presence felt at the glittering Awards night. The Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the fields of animation, VFX, multimedia, photography, and lighting, along with recognising ground-breaking work by Indian studios & industry professionals.

Apart from the buzz & excitement of winning these coveted Awards, the evening program featured live performances by artistes such as MJ5 (of India Dancing Superstar fame), liquid drummer Vikalp pulsating performance with a mix of beats & liquid lights, and Sahil Shah hilarious stand-up comedy routine which left the audience in splits.

About 24FPS 2014

2014 marks the 11th year of the 24FPS Awards. Since inception, these much-awaited Awards have given students a huge platform to showcase their talent & earn recognition for their work.

With every passing year, the quality of entries soars to new heights. This year, the Awards witnessed participation from an overwhelming number of students from different MAAC centres in India. Each entry was judged by industry veterans consisting of the who s who in media & entertainment.

All in all, the 24FPS Awards were about creativity, power-packed talent, magnificent performances, entertaining acts a complete package.

Three cheers for Team MAAC & for our wonderful students!

The winners at 24FPS

Category Team/Individual/Film name MAAC Centre
UNIC - 24FPS International Animation Award 2014 : BRONZE (MAAC Team) Step Andheri
UNIC - 24FPS International Animation Award 2014 : SILVER (MAAC Team) Poin Vashi
UNIC - 24FPS International Animation Award 2014 : GOLD (MAAC Team) Child-dish Girish park
Best Architectural Design Visualisation Hemant Jangid Vashi
Best CG Lighting Sourav kumar Patna-boring rd
Best Character Animation Jaydip Das Girish park
Best Character Modeling and Texturing Kuldeep Rabha Panbazar
Best Digital Painting Purushottam Gawde Andheri
Best E-Greeting Poulami Chopra Jalandhar
Best Environment Modeling and Texturing Kishan Kumar Patna-boring rd
Best Matte Painting Utkarsha Korthkar Jabalpur
Best Multimedia Aninda Chakraborty Chowringhe
Best Photography Thangmaism Nishanta Singha Andheri
Best VFX Generalist Ravi Kiran Pasula Ameerpet
Best Animated Short Film 2014 - Student (OPEN) - IND Keli Ranjitha Rajeevan, NID
Best Animated Short Film 2014 - Student (OPEN) - INTL Mortal Break-up Inferno Gobelins France
Best Visual Effects Feature Film 2014 - Studio/Professional Category - INTL Sin City - A Dame to Kill for Prime Focus
Best Animated Feature Film 2014 - Studio/Professional Category - INTL The Hero of Color City Toonz Animation India Pvt Ltd
Best Animated Short Film 2014 - Studio/Professional - INTL A Minha Casinha Filmografo
Best Visual Effects Feature Film 2014 - Studio/Professional Category - IND Roar Anibrain
Best TVC 2014 - Studio/Professional Category - IND Rotary Fateline Eeksaurus Productions Pvt Ltd
Best TV Series 2014 - Studio/Professional Category - IND Hatim Vertex Volt
Best Animated Feature Film 2014 - Studio/Professional Category - IND Kita Digitoonz Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Best Animated Short Film 2014 - Studio/Professional - IND Monkaa Weybec Studios
Maac team awards
Best Digital Film (MAAC Team) Why Dadar
Best Character Animation (MAAC Team) Hungroo Thane
Best Stylization (MAAC Team) O-no Borivali
Best Lighting & Cinematography (MAAC Team) Late love Chowringhee
Best of 3D Animation Challenge : BRONZE (MAAC Team) Agantuk Andheri
Best of 3D Animation Challenge : SILVER (MAAC Team) A-peak Chowringhee
Best of 3D Animation Challenge : GOLD (MAAC Team) Alpha Malad
Best of VFX Challenge : BRONZE (MAAC Team) Battle aliens Chowringhee
Best of VFX Challenge : SILVER (MAAC Team) Vfx wizards Thane
Best of VFX Challenge : GOLD (MAAC Team) Dayitva Koramangla
Best 3D Animation Short Film : BRONZE (MAAC Team) O-no Borivali
Best 3D Animation Short Film : SILVER (MAAC Team) Hungroo Thane
Best 3D Animation Short Film : GOLD (MAAC Team) Chilli wars Rajouri

24FPS 2013

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Tenth MAAC 24 FPS finishes off in a grand style!


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!

CRACKDOWN Inter-zone Gaming Tournament - Event Calendar

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: (https://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


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.

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

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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.

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