MAAC organizes a number of events at various locations as well as in centers.
These events provide an opportunity for students to showcase their skills & to interact with experienced professionals from the animation, VFX, gaming, and media & entertainment industry. The education gained from these events helps students become job-ready by the time they complete their course.
Held every year, the 24FPS International Animation Awards are a unique platform for film-making using the medium of 3D Animation, Live Action and Visual Effects (VFX). The Awards are open to students, professionals and studios from across the world.
24 FPS 2015 sets a new record Over 1500 students participate; Chhota Bheem, Arjun: The Warrior Prince & Baahubali: The Beginning win laurels
MAAC organises National Students’ Meet every year The idea behind MAAC’s annual Students’ Meet is to encourage animation & VFX students from all over the country to come together and be a part of creative & technical seminars, workshops, case studies, panel discussions - as well as to participate in fun activities. NSM provides a platform to collaborate on live projects, network with eminent personalities of the animation industry, and get access to real-life experiences & industry insights.
During the four-day event, MAAC students attended workshops & spent time with leading names from the industry. Sanath PC, founder-director of Firefly Creative Studio, took students behind the scenes of the mega blockbuster, Baahubali. He spoke about VFX techniques used in the movie and kept the audience spell-bound with its magic.
National Award-winning director Shoojit Sircar was the showstopper at NSM 2016. Sircar conducted a session on film-making, which was followed by sessions on the craft of photography - conducted by acclaimed fashion photographer Colston Julian - and animation design by veteran film designer Dhimant Vyas. There was even a workshop on pre-production, conducted by Sanjiv Waeerkar, chief creative officer at MAAC. A
From time to time MAAC organises nature & wildlife exploration trails for its students in scenic locations such as Ranthambore, Sundarban, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Coorg, Ayodhya, Matheran and Amboli. These expeditions are guided by wildlife photography experts such as Amit Rane & Kane Lew, who also conduct on-field photography workshops for the students.