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  • Name: Mahnoor Euceph

    Recipient Year: 2022|2018

    Description: Mahnoor Euceph is a Pakistani-American filmmaker. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA in 2017, with a major in Design | Media Arts and a minor in Film, TV, and Digital Media. During her BA, she studied Art and Business abroad at London's Sotheby's Institute of Art. She also went to the Middle East to study the Israel-Palestine conflict with the Olive tree Initiative, and to Pakistan to work with Pakistan's sole Oscar-winner, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. In 2021, she received her Master's of Fine Arts from USC's School of Cinematic Arts in Film and Television Production, with an emphasis in comedy writing and directing, and production design. During her MFA, she worked as Art Director on American Eid, Disney's first ever Muslim story, which is currently streaming on Disney+. Her professional directorial debut, a short film called Eid Mubarak , was acquired by Creator+. She is currently in post-production of the film, which is based on her real childhood experience of celebrating Eid al-Azha in Pakistan.

    School Name: University of Southern California

    Sponsor: Afzal Family Foundation|Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC) Scholarship

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