Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), a leader in 3D animation and VFX training, has announced the closing of call for entries for the 24 FPS International Animation Awards 2011. The awards will be held in Mumbai on December 9, 2011. Closing date for sending entries for the open category was September 30, 2011.
The categories for the 2011 awards are Best VFX Short Film: Student, Best 3D Animated Short Film: –Student, Best 2D Animated Short Film: – Student, Best Game Design 2011 – Studio/ Professional Category, Best Visual Effects Feature Film 2011 - Studio/ Professional Category, Best TVC 2011 - Studio/ Professional Category, Best TV Series 2011 – Studio/ Professional Category, Best Animated (2D/3D) Feature Film 2011 – Studio/ Professional.
With over 600 entries last year from countries like India, China, France, Germany and the US, the event has become bigger. Over the last eight years, the event has gained momentous support from the global animation and fraternity and has been a key driver and promoter of fresh animation talent in the country. MAAC once again gears up to recognise the animation talent this year, with past winners who showcased work like ‘Metanoia’ and ‘Enhaut’.
Ninad Karpe, CEO & MD, Aptech Ltd, said, “Today, the animation industry is gaining prominence. Awards like 24FPS Awards will bring into lime light some of the best work that this industry has projected in the last few years. We are pleased to present the 24FPS Awards, which we feel will further spur the growth of the global animation industry. This event gives youngsters the opportunity to get assessed by veterans and better understand industry demands.”
“24FPS has turned to an international scale with respect participation, quality, enthusiasm and the celebration and Aptech has extended its full support for the same. Last seven years, we have seen a successful and innovative journey of 24 FPS Awards, we had got a fantastic response from academies, colleges, universities, individual professionals and all the reputed studios across the world. 24 FPS Awards is the unique platform which recognizes all form of animation,” he added.
Some of the eminent jury members include: Lucasfilm - Singapore, Dreamworks - USA, Method Studios - Canada, Prana - India & USA, Prasad EFX - India, R&H - India, Double Negative - U.K, Trine Entertainment - India, Pixion - India, Prime Focus - India, United Nations, among other industry stalwarts.