• MAAC hosts several other events here, students get an opportunity to showcase their skills & to interact with experienced Animation, VFX and Gaming professionals.The education gained from these events help students become job-ready by the time they complete their course.

    Get the latest information on popular events like National Students’ Meet, 24FPS, Expert Buzz, Personality development sessions, Studio visits, International Animation Day, Maac Cartoon Grand of MAAC, below.

    NSM ( National Students Meet )

    NSM is one of the most eagerly awaited events and is conducted twice a year for MAAC students. This is an opportunity for them to interact with industry experts and fellow students. The National Students Meet, a one-of-its-kind event in the VFX and Animation space just gets bigger and better. Being one of the “highlights” of any student’s tenure at MAAC, this gathering has always offered a whole new dimension to experiential learning.  Having left an indelible mark on students, the event aims to further nurture and hone student’s skills for holistic development. Industry stalwarts, beautiful locations and a cutting-edge learning environment, this Meet offers nothing but the best to students.

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    The event comprised of interactive live sessions & workshops in Hyderabad, which were conducted by experienced and successful professionals. Students worked on live projects, visited animation studios and enjoyed a trip to Ramoji Film City.

    More than 150 students, apart from the faculty, staff and team of MAAC, attended this four-day, fun-cum-learning event. NSM 2014 saw interactive sessions on ‘VFX Technical & Showcase’, ‘Making of Chatur Chetan’, ‘TVC Film Making’, ‘Animation’, and ‘VFX in Feature Films’ by eminent personalities such as Mr. Madhusudhanan (National Award winning VFX supervisor), Mr. Kaizar Mandal & team (Creative Director, Dreams Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Vaibhav More (independent film maker & founder of Vaibhav More Films), Mr. Suresh EC (director-animations of Aisthis Media Creations) and Mr. Viral Thakkar (Computer Graphics Head (Films) of Pixion) respectively.

    In the event spanning four days, informative workshops on theatre and photography were conducted by Ms. Suruchi Aulakh, theatre artist and acting trainer modelling lead from Xentrix Studios, and Mr. Ashok Kandimalla, a photography expert.


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    NSM 2013 JAIPUR was designed with an aim to proactively involve students in various programs, projects and foster two-way interaction between the industry professionals and students on the latest developments in the world of animation vfx & creative arts.

    The industry experts who came supported the objective whole heartedly by sharing their experiences, showcasing their work and nurturing the students creative talent by spending some quality time with them and answering all their queries patiently.

    Our focus of NSM 2013 was purely giving hands-on learning experience to the students on the latest technology rolling in the industry. No matter how high we go, we still have the scope to improve and we had some wonderful feedback during the ongoing event as well.

    Highlights of the event:

    1. Hands-on Creative Workshop
    2. Technology Demonstration Session
    3. Case Study of Hollywood blockbusters
    4. Pool Party & DJ Gala Night

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    MAAC has engineered many unique ground level activities at South , some of them have been encapsulated as National Properties , but the National Student Meet 2013 Express promises to the mother of all events , and looks to  trail blaze  the new year in style .

    We have three Prolific  Experts in the form of Gitanjai Rao , Madhu Sudhana & Aparna Chetan  , to dish out sumptuous recipe for your young animation students .

    Gitajanli has been known to the one of the sharpest Animation professionals in India, today, her movie “ Printed Rainbow “, won three awards for the best short film at Cannes , it’s a great opportunity for MAAC students to meet and interact with her , Madhu Sudhanan has worked in several movies both in India and abroad , he was the visual effects supervisor for the cult movie “ Lord of the rings “ and the visual effects supervisor for the most expensive Tamil movie made till date “Vishwaroopam”.

    Aparna Chetan the other Industry expert is a graduate from India’s Premier B School XLRI Jamshedpur and an expert in the area of experiential training , she would focus on the softer skills required to move up the value chain  in the Animation Industry .

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    After Goa, Mumbai, Jaipur and Hyderabad, it will now grace its presence in the God’s own country…. MUNNAR!  NSM 2014 MUNNAR is designed to maintain a perfect mix of learning & fun! Scheduled on 24th, 25th ,26th  September 2014. It involves sessions by Mr. Samuel Rajkumar , Photojounalist  Deccan Chronicle and many other renowned industry experts from the animation & VFX industry.