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 films

Last date for sending entries is 30 September, 2013

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), one of the leaders in 3D Animation and VFX training, in the third year of its association with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC) has announced ‘call for entries’ from this 24th July for India’s most coveted animation awards ‘24 FPS International Animation Awards 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. 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. For more details on the theme, please visit: http://www.myworld2015.org/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 improving maternal health, promoting gender equality and empowerment, 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 Festivals Year
Asia Appolo Awards, Singapore 2006
Annecy Awards, France 2007
Digicon 6+2 Tokyo Awards 2007
FICCI BAF Awards 2008
Golden Cursor Awards 2009
Japanese International film festival 2010
16:9 International Animation Awards 2010
FICCI BAF Awards 2011
FICCI BAF Awards 2012
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