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About 24FPS

MAAC 24FPS International Animation Awards

MAAC 24 FPS is a marque property of MAAC and is the most prestigious Awards function for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Digital Design segment across the Indian sub-continent and beyond. Held every year since its inception in 2003, the MAAC 24 FPS International Awards function is a springboard to showcase talent & has grown from strength to strength. Along with MAAC students, animation industry professionals from across the world, also compete in categories like 3D Animation, Live Action, Visual Effects and several others. A one of its kind, 24FPS awards is attended by animation & VFX Industry leaders, Professional studios and students. The central idea behind this event is to inspire aspirants to experience making a film where they can work like professionals conducting all the necessary research, working on deadlines and detailing their thoughts to create a piece of work that stands apart from the rest. 24FPS has an eclectic range of jury members from all sections of the media and entertainment industry, as we believe to get one's movie evaluated from the crème de la crème is a great boon for the young contestants. The UNIC partnership with 24FPS since past 7 years is also a cherry on the cake; with its recognition it adds more credibility and prominence for MAAC 24 FPS International Awards.

24FPS Milestones

Big moments of a great journey.

  • 2022 : 3D Game Assets sub category was introduced in Skill Set Category & External Category received participations from 100+ countries.
  • 2021 : 24 FPS was done virtually for the first time ever.
  • 2019 : Introduction of a new team category for the Multimedia Mania. Received 1300+ external entries from about 75+ countries.
  • 2017 : Skill Set Category gets record-breaking 2000* participation.
  • 2016 : Digital Flimmaking & Skill Set Category gets record-breaking participation, 100+ teams in Digital Filmmaking & 1500* Skill Set entries.
  • 2015 : Sets a benchmark with the highest number of students' participation ever, in the 24FPS International Animation Awards.
  • 2014 : Highest number of industry representation of jury members from diverse specialisations within the media and entertainment industry.
  • 2013 : A grand celebration on completion of 10 years of 24FPS International Animation Awards.
  • 2012 : The beginning of 24FPS festival.
  • 2010 : 24FPS doubles the scope. 2000 participants and 500 studio entries. Avatar and Madagascar steal the spotlight at the international awards. MAAC gives a platform to 1200 studio-ready artists in Indian animation studios.
  • 2008 : 24FPS Awards renamed as '24FPS International Animation Awards'. 20 categories for students and industry professionals. Participation of 1000 entries.
  • 2006 : Tally reaches 55 teams and 400 participants.
  • 2003 : MAAC kickstarts Goal-Create studio-ready artists. The first ever 24FPS Awards started with 8 teams and 40 participants.

Global Recognition

  • Best Short Animation Film - Crossroads (13th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival 2023)

  • Honorable Jury Mention Award - Meghe Dhaka Ramdhanu (13th Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2023)

  • Best Short Animation Film - Eso Maa Lokkhi (12th Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2022)

  • Honorable Jury Mention Award - The Belly Boy (12th Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2022)

  • Best Student 3d Film – The Hero (Ann Awards 2022)

  • Best Vfx Student Project (VAM Summit And Awards 2021)

  • Best 3D Animated Film Award (bronze) for the film_'Fatso' – (IFFC) International Film Festival of Chandigarh 2015.

  • Best Student Film Award for the film 'Why' – 5th Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2015.

  • Best Student Film Award for the film 'Why' – Navi Mumbai Film Festival 2015.

  • Best 3D Animated Film Award for the film 'Puff' – Indian Cine Festival 2014.

  • Special Jury Award for the film 'Ozzmosis' - FICCI BAF 2012.

  • Special Jury Award – FICCI BAF 2011.

  • Best 3D Film (Manga Style) Award – Japanese International Film Festival 2010.

  • Best Character Design Award – 16:9 International Animation Awards 2010

  • Best VFX Award (Student Category) – CGTantra 2010.

  • Best Animation Film Award – FICCI BAF 2008 and nominated for SIGGRAPH

  • Best Short Film Award – Golden Cursor Awards 2009.

  • Nominated for the Best Short Film – SIGGRAPH Asia 2009.

  • Best Short Film Award – FICCI BAF 2008.

  • Best Short Film Award - DIGICON 6+2 Tokyo Awards 2007.

  • Best Indian Content Award – Annecy France 2007

  • Best TV Commercial Award – Asia Apollo Awards Singapore 2006.

  • Best Short Film Award – FICCI BAF 2006.

  • Best Short Film Award – FICCI BAF 2005.


MAAC has taken great pride in forging and fostering relationship with the Industry. This intimacy helps us to stay ahead of the learning curve. Three year ago, MAAC constituted a new award category called "Movers & Shakers". This award recognizes and validates the extraordinary contribution made by Individuals/companies in the field of Media & Entertainment.

Recipients of the Movers & Shakers Award at 24FPS 2022:-

  • Most Popular Versatile Artist in the Media & Entertainment - Elli AvrRam
  • Digital Sensation & Creative Content Creator - Yashraj Mukhate
  • Most Popular Gen Z Actress and Significant Contribution to Television Content - Ashnoor Kaur
  • Outstanding Contribution to the VFX Industry- ReDefine
  • Metaverse Trendsetter of the year – 2022 - Gamitronics