MAAC celebrated its tenth anniversary with roaring success of 24 FPS 2012
Mumbai, December 8, 2012: Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) – leader in 3D Animation and VFX training celebrated its tenth anniversary with successful completion of ‘24 FPS Annual International Animation Awards 2012’ organized by MAAC in association with the UNIC on Dec 7 at the Lalit Intercontinental in Mumbai.
This year’s award surpassed all expectations with the magnificent show that saw ‘Poised’, bag the coveted Best Animated Short Film – Gold award from MAAC’s Andheri centre in Mumbai and Best Visual Effects Short Film – Gold was won by ‘Karmchariiz’ from MAAC’s South Extension in Delhi.
It was a one day festival that had interactive sessions with industry experts, exhibitions and entertaining competitions such as, MAAC Got Talent, LIVE Rock Band, B-Boying & Paint Yourself workshops and many more. The winners were awarded certificates and exciting prizes on the spot.
MAAC Andheri : 3D Animated short film winner
The event was hosted by the famous actor, anchor and model Ms. Shibani Dandekar from the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa fame. Stunning dance performance by the ‘Fictitious Troupe’ from India’s Got Talent and stand-up comedy by ‘VIP’ from Comedy Circus captivated the audience.
MAAC South Ext. Delhi : VFX Gold Winners
Compared to the past eight years, with more than 250 entries from countries like China, USA, Singapore, France, Germany, and UK, 24 FPS rose to a level further this year, effectively promoting animation as the ‘Career of the Future’.
Global jury panel comprised of renowned personalities from the animation fraternity such as Shelly Page from Dreamworks, Pete Draper-Makuta Studio, Merzin Taveria-Prime Focus, E Suresh-Eeksaurus, Viral Thakkar of Pixion, Mehul Hirani of Crest Animation Studios, Subhajit Sarkar of Rhythm & Hues and others, who judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that 24 FPS represents. Vaibhav Kumaresh from Vaibhav studios and Ms. Gitanjali Rao, an independent animation film maker shared their joyous experiences spent with MAAC students and the faculty members.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Ninad Karpe, MD & CEO, Aptech Ltd said, “We congratulate the animation enthusiasts for their wonderful efforts. We look forward to nourish and nurture these young and fresh artists and guide them in the chosen field. We have received tremendous support from UNIC and thank the organization for providing a platform to the budding artists.”
Spellbound at the successful completion of the event, Mr. Ram Warrier, Business Head, MAAC said, “We are amazed at the response received for the event and happy to see such a massive crowd joining in our celebrations as we complete a decade this year. This time, we came across finest work done by our students and industry experts from India and abroad. The animation films were based on the theme – The Future We Want, showcasing insightful creativity of the artists. We hope to bring the best talent forward through such events in future.”
1. BEST STYLIZATION - MAAC TEAM
DREAMZ - PREET VIHAR
2. BEST LIGHTING & CINEMATOGRAPHY - MAAC TEAM
POISED - ANDHERI
3. BEST ANIMATION - MAAC TEAM
EARWYN - KAKURGACHI
4. 3D ANIMATED SHORT FILM- MAAC TEAM
Gold: POISED - ANDHERI
Silver: GREEN DREAMZ - RAJOURI GARDENS
Bronze: EARWYN - KAKURGACHI
5. BEST VFX - MAAC TEAM
Gold: KARMCHARIIZ - SOUTH EXTN
Silver: VOODOO - PREET VIHAR
Bronze: INGENIA - CHANDMARI
6. DIGITAL FILM MAKING - MAAC
IS that You - Kakurgachi
7. 3D GENERALIST - MAAC (INDIVIDUAL SKILL SET CATEGORY)
Bhairab Boithoque - South Ex
8. CG LIGHTING - MAAC (INDIVIDUAL SKILL SET CATEGORY)
Sarath Sasi - Kormangla
9. MATTE PAINTING - MAAC (INDIVIDUAL SKILL SET CATEGORY)
Gaurav Naidu - Jabalpur
10. DIGITAL PAINTING - MAAC (INDIVIDUAL SKILL SET CATEGORY)
Sumit G Surve - Andheri
11. CHARACTER ANIMATION - MAAC (INDIVIDUAL SKILL SET CATEGORY)
Varun Sharma - Pitampura
12. MODELING AND TEXTURING - MAAC (INDIVIDUAL SKILL SET CATEGORY)
Prabuddha Paul - Chowringhee
13. PHOTOGRAPHY - MAAC (INDIVIDUAL SKILL SET CATEGORY)
Roopam Bansod - M G Road
14. EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION - MAAC (INDIVIDUAL SKILL SET CATEGORY)
Ishwer Yadav - Jaipur
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CATEGORY
1. 2D/3D ANIMATED SHORT FILM STUDENT- INTERNATIONAL
ORIGAMI - ESMA,FRANCE
2. NATIONAL - INDIA STUDENTS CATEGORY
PALL BILL WILL - ARENA – JAYANAGAR, AMIT DEBNATH; MAGLINE VENU; CHIRANJIT GHOSH
3. 2D SHORTFILM - OPEN CATEGORY (STUDENT)
THE CANDY TREE - SOMNATH PAL (INDIVIDUAL ENTRY)
4. 3D SHORTFILM - OPEN CATEGORY (STUDENT)
KACHO GADULO - DSK SUPINFOCOM
NATIONAL - INDIA STUDIO CATEGORIES
1. VFX FEATURE FILM STUDIO- INDIA
DON 2 - PIXION
2. 2D/3D ANIMATED FILM STUDIO- INDIA
DELHI SAFARI - KRAYON PICTURES
3. BEST TVC - INDIA
GOOGLE CHROME - TANJORE OVIYAM - STUDIO EEKSAURUS
4. 2D-3D SHORTFILM STUDIO/PROF - INDIA
GREEDY THIEF - SAGAR KADAM
5. BEST GAME DESIGN
WOLVERINE MUTANT ARMAGEDDON - INDIAGAMES ( DISNEY UTV)
6. OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO ANIMATION INDUSTRY
DELHI SAFARI - KRAYON PICTURES
INTERNATIONAL - INDIA STUDIO CATEGORIES
VFX FEATURE FILMS (STUDIO) INTERNATIONAL
STORAGE 24 - PRIME FOCUS
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is India’s leading educator in high-end 3D Animation and Visual Effects. Founded in 2001 & a major brand of Aptech Ltd, MAAC has trained over 30000 students across the country. It has over 80 centers with cutting-edge infrastructure in over 40 cities.
MAAC offers industry relevant Diploma courses on 3D Animation & Visual Effects. It offers Real-life training environment to the students backed by an excellent faculty, infrastructure, and the latest technical educational tools.
MAAC’s students are placed as Modeling Artists, Lighting Artist, Render Artist, Character Animator, Layout Artist , Digital Sculptor, Rigging Artist, FX Artist, Roto Artist, Match Mover, Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Compositors, Visualizes, Content Developers and Pre and Post Production executives in blue chip animation studios and entertainment companies like Prime Focus, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Crest Animation Studios, BIG Animation, Cornershop, EFX, Toonz Animation, DQ Entertainment, Paprikaas Animation Studios,* NDTV, Studio 9, Redchillies.VFX, Vaibhav Studios, IBN7, Animax, Pixion and Tata Elxsi Ltd. to name a few.