Mumbai, March 20, 2012: Ozzmosis, an animated short film based on the theme, ‘save water, developed by the Chowringee center of MAAC that was showcased at the 24FPS Awards 2011 has won the special jury award at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Industry and Commerce (FICCI) Best Animated Frames (BAF) 2012, held in Mumbai from March 14 to16, 2012.
The gala 2012 BAF Awards Ceremony was held on the second day of the FICCI FRAMES Festival - Asias largest global convention on the business of entertainment. Brimming with immensely talented professionals, the festive BAF Awards was full of entertainment and proved to be a great opportunity for industry professionals to meet and connect with each other. The Awards ceremony was presided over by an AVG professional of international acclaim, who shared his experiences and interacted with the participants.
This is the fifth year that the film by MAAC students has won the award in the title, ‘special jury award. This year, the FICCI BAF Awards had over 400 entries and saw the likes of renowned institutes participating in the event. It also led MAAC to compete with institutes like Supinfocom, France, National Institute of Design (NID), India and University of China for Animated Short Films in the student category where it already conquered them all for the Special Jury Recognition Award.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr. Ram Warrier, Business Head, MAAC said, Time and again, our students have proved their proficiency in their skill of animation and it gives us immense pleasure when they get rewarded for their efforts at events like FICCI BAF. Such events are very motivating and inspiring for young animators to excel at their work.
About the FICCI BAF Awards
The Best Animated Frames [BAF] Awards was started in 2004 by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Industry and Commerce [FICCI] to recognize and honour students and professionals in the field of Animation. This first ever Animation Awards in India grew over the years to encompass awards not only in Animation, but also in the VFX and Gaming fields. The contest now receives top-notch entries from across the globe.
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is Indias 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.
MAACs 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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