Mumbai:At its 15th edition of the annual 24 FPS International Animation Awards 2017, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), the leader in 3D Animation and VFX training doffed its hat in the honour of the best works the Indian and International cinema. The annual technical awards celebrating the media and entertainment industry was held at the Sahara Star in Mumbai in the presence of over 4000 students various centres of MAAC who had travelled to the City of Dreams to partake in the event.
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.
The jury panel comprising industry leading media and entertainment companies such as Tata Elxsi, DQ, Assemblage, Xentrix, Toonz, Double Negative, MPC, Prana Studios, Prime Focus and others adjudged over 113 submissions to select winners under various categories.
Commenting over the 15th edition of the annual awards, Anil Pant, MD & CEO of Aptech Ltd, said, “Every year MAAC gifts the media and entertainment industry with large pool of creative individuals who go on to create a name for themselves in the global media and entertainment space. The participation record breaking number of students,and the fantastic submissions made under various categories, continues to leave me spellbound. This sends out a strong signal to the industry that media and entertainment industry is growing at a healthy rate and there will be no dearth of opportunities for talented professionals. It also instills us with a strong sense of pride that our aim of creating an institution driven by the motto of employment driven education has been nurturing careers of many aspiring stars of tomorrow.”
Anuj Kacker, Director, Aptech Ltd, added,“The media and entertainment industry is expected to grow at a healthy rate of over 9% in the coming few years, and touch market worth of Rs 23 billion by 2020. With such high growth prospect, the industry will continue to scout for talented resources. The 24FPS Awards this year also highlighted the increasing interest among the students to venture into new careers such as gaming character and landscape rendering artist, as well as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), simulation artists.”
Ram Warrier, Executive Vice President, Aptech Ltd said, “Every year the submissions at the 24FPS have been raising the bar in terms of excellence in thought, creativity and execution. The jury comprising of one of the biggest technical stalwarts of the media and entertainment have been finding it increasingly difficult to choose winners in each category. These awards are a way of appreciating the efforts of talented students and help them connect with the leading names of the industry.”