MAAC(Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics), the dominantleader and a forerunner in high-end 3D animation & VFX training, hosted its 17 th edition of 24FPS Awards- India’s most coveted and the largest International Animation Awards, at a hotel in Mumbai. The event sawan overwhelming response from the well -known names of the Media &Entertainment Industrythat came together under one roof to witness a one of a kind, creative show case hosted by RJ Anurag Pandey popularly aka Picture Pandey.
Delighted with the participation and some truly outstanding work from the students, Mr. Anil Pant, MD & CEO, Aptech Ltd, quoted, “MAAC’s 24 FPS, in its glorious 17 th year, identifies with the dreams of the students and empowers them to create a world of imagination through its advanced 3D animation and VFX curriculum. The sheer participation covering 3500 creative submissions, including1200 independent entries from 75+ countries, across the globe stands testament to the pinnacle of 17 years of rigorous commitment making MAAC 24 FPS, an industry accreditation. These awards are a way to recognize and showcase the brilliance of a talent that resides within our country, some of them are certain to become industry names tomorrow – propelling a career in creative arts and more importantly taking the industry forward.”
Over 350+ Industry leaders & professionals attended this glittering awards night to witness the most
admired event of the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry.Awards were given across categories
such as Best VFX Short Film, Best 3D Animated Short Film, Digital Film Making, Design Aesthetics etc.
The 24 FPS International Animation Awards Open category witnessed a massive participation of over
1200 independent entries from over 75 countries noteworthy amongst these being USA, France, Spain,
UK, Italy, Russia, Polland among others. The 17 th edition of 24FPS witnessed arecord highparticipation of
5300+ students from all over India, showcasing their exemplary pieces of art in various categories of
which 3500 creative entries were received and 250 participants among those were awarded on this
24FPS International Animation Awards of MAAC is a distinguished platform in the Media and
Entertainment Industry that honors unparalleled talents in the field of Animation, VFX & Live action film-
making across the globe. Over the last 17 years, 24FPS has gone on to become the most sought after
global animation awards night in India receiving huge support from both media & entertainment
fraternity and students alike!
The esteemed jury panel comprised of senior personnel from top production houses & institutions such
as DNEG, Technicolor, TataElxsi, Assemblage, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, IDC (IIT Mumbai),
yFX(a division of Yash Raj Films), 88 Pictures, Makuta VFX, ReDefine, amongst others.
The audience was enthralled with the presence of TejaswiniPandit and AmitBehl who were both
awarded for their contribution to the Indian Cinema and were honored and awarded with the “Movers
and Shakers” award as well.Seasoned professionals and dignitaries from the media & entertainment
industry graced the occasion. Leading studio Technicolour was awarded for their outstanding
contribution to the VFX Industry along with Cosmos Maya who was awarded for their exceptional
contribution in the Animation domain both of the studios received the Movers and Shakers award.
While regularly training students in various aspects of Media; Entertainment Industry viz 3D
Animation, VFX, Gaming, Multimedia & Broadcast, MAAC believes that initiatives’s platforms such as
MAAC 24FPS plays a far crucial role in not just skilling the youth, but also preparing them for a successful
career in the Media & Entertainment Industry.