Mumbai: Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) the leaders in 3D Animation and VFX training hosted the 16th, 24FPS Annual International Animation Awards 2018 on December 17th, 2018, at the Sahara Star in Mumbai.
The 24FPS International Animation Awards of MAAC is a well-known name in the Media and Entertainment Industry that honours the brightest talents in the field of Animation, VFX & Live action filmmaking across the globe.
Awards were given out across categories such as Best VFX Short Film, Best 3D Animated Short Film, Digital Film Making and others. The jury panel comprised of senior personnel from top production houses & institutions such as DNeg, Prime Focus, Technicolor, Tata, MPC, Assemblage, 88 Pictures, Makuta VFX, NY VFX Waala, FTII, amongst others.
Apart from the main attraction, which is awards, the audience were enthralled by the presence of Marathi Superstar Swapnil Joshi who was awarded for his contribution to Cinema & Television, celebrated YouTuber Ms. Prajakta Koli (Mostly sane) who was awarded as “YouTube Sensation” (Digital Content), Mr. Vaibhav Kumaresh CEO, Vaibhav Studios who was awarded for his contribution to the Animation Industry and DNeg India who were awarded for their contribution to the VFX Industry. All of the above were honoured and awarded with the “Movers and Shakers” award.
Dignitaries from the media & entertainment industry graced the occasion, in the presence of over a thousand students from across India.
Around 600 International Entries from 70 countries were received with entries from USA, France, Spain, UK, Italy, Russia and many more contributing amongst these. More than 65 awards were handed out to the winners through the function from amongst 85 nominations by the industry experts in order to inspire and encourage them further.
Anil Pant, MD & CEO of Aptech Ltd., delighted with the turnout and quality of work, commented “The quality of work submitted by the nominees is evidence that animation & VFX is flourishing in our country and the same has potential to grow leaps and bounds. These awards are a way of appreciating the talented youngsters and igniting their passion for a career in the creative arts. It is also an excellent platform for them to mingle & speak to industry stalwarts and aspire to do path-breaking work.”
In the student’s submission category, over 300 students won awards for their brilliance in various categories. The success of the awards was visible through the sheer number of student and industry people who were present at the event.