Friday, July 26, 2013

MAAC – UNIC invite applications for 10th 24 FPS International Animation Awards 2013

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MAAC – UNIC invite applications for 10th 24 FPS International Animation Awards 2013

An initiative to promote UN’s mission to improve the lives of millions through animation & live action films
Last date for sending entries is 30 September, 2013

Delhi, July 25, 2013: Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), a leader in 3D Animation and VFX training, in the third year of its association with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), announced the ‘call for entries’  for India’s most coveted animation awards ‘24 FPS International Animation Awards 2013’ on July 24, 2013.  The theme selected for this year’s awards, ‘MY World 2015’ is in support of the UN’s mission to improve the lives of millions through animation films. To address UN theme in the most effective manner and promote well on global platforms ‘Digital Film Making’ has been introduced in the ‘Open’ category for external participants for 2013 Awards.

The event will showcase the best animation & VFX works in Hollywood, Bollywood, gaming and advertising films, all set around the same theme. Interested candidates can create films based on any of the sixteen topics such as better job opportunities, good education, phone and internet access, honest and responsive government, access to clean water and sanitation, better healthcare, gender equality, etc and support the social cause.

MY World’, is a global survey led by the UN and its partners aimed at citizens of all ages, genders and backgrounds and particularly world’s poorest and marginalized communities to vote for the most critical issues which could be considered in the next development framework for the world. Propagating this campaign and urging people to voice their opinions is the prime objective of MAAC - UNIC. 24FPS provides an opportunity to young animation enthusiasts to showcase their creativity and get acclaimed at international level. In the past, as many as 80 animation films based on themes such as Life in India, love, poverty, corruption, family planning and many more were produced by MAAC and UNIC to promote the Millennium Development Goals.

Speaking at the event Mrs. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, Director, UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan said, “People want to see further progress on education, health, water and sanitation. They want their leaders to take action to create the conditions for a more equitable and safer world. This is the challenge before us, and the challenge that we're placing before our young people. We are seeking fresh ideas, and also quite simply, creative reminders of the task at hand that are serious yet entertaining. I think that animation is an excellent tool to highlight issues of common concern, in a fun and engaging manner. Initiatives like these bring UNIC closer to its vocation and mandate: making the UN-India Connect possible”.

“Strengthening our partnership with UNIC, we hope to contribute enormously towards the social cause through 24 FPS and awaken the masses to shoulder the responsibility to bring about a positive change in the society. This year we are optimistic of receiving an exceeding number of applications from countries such as Singapore, USA, France, China, etc. Globally, animation & VFX industry has grown manifold over the years. Indian animation industry too, has fuelled its operations and is expected to flourish in the near future. Events like 24 FPS provide an opportunity to candidates to compete globally and bring out their artistic capabilities”, said Mr. Ninad Karpe, CEO & MD Aptech Ltd.

24 FPS films have received global recognition at various national and international film festivals as appended.

Reputed Animation FestivalsYear
Asia Appolo Awards, Singapore2006
Annecy Awards, France2007
Digicon 6+2 Tokyo Awards2007
FICCI BAF Awards2008
Japanese International film festival2010

About UNIC:
UNIC is the information hub of the United Nations in India. It serves as a focal point for news and information about the UN for audiences in India and Bhutan. It provides information on the United Nations to media, governmental and non-governmental organizations and educational institutions, academic and other research centres and think-tanks, educators and students, among others.

Its activities also include publicizing UN initiatives and programmes, organizing briefings on the work of the United Nations, assisting UN agencies in India with their communication strategies and information needs, partnering with national and state government ministries and departments in the observance of International days, and partnering with civil society to organize seminars, colloquiums, conferences and dialogues on diverse UN themes and priorities.
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About MAAC:
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 & Degree courses in association with IGNOU. 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.

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