collaborates with premier animation design school to award the best films on
The UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan
(UNIC) joined hands with the Maya Academy of Advance Cinematics (MAAC), a
leading 3D animation and VFX training school, to present the '24FPS Awards'
for the best animation films on themes crafted around the eight Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).
More than 1100 entries were received from
all over the world including from China, France, Germany, Pakistan, the
United Kingdom and the United States. Awards were given in 23 technical
categories and included a special jury award, presented by UNIC Director
Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, for a film made by students with hearing and speech
disabilities. Ms. Mehra-Kerpelman also gave away the Golden Award, won by Pink
Bangles, a film on Gender Equality, and equal treatment of the girl and
Addressing an audience of more than 5000
students and animation enthusiasts, cheering and applauding every award, Ms.
Mehra-Kerpelman said UNIC was delighted to collaborate with young animation
experts to promote the MDGs. The awards, she added, were "an opportunity for
the UN to accelerate awareness about reaching the Goals, to emphasize to the
various publics the short timeline left, and of the urgency of ensuring
equitable growth and justice for all."
"And what better way to grab people's attention than through film, particularly animation," she