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Eid Mubarak

A privileged six-year-old Pakistani girl embarks on a mission to save her beloved pet goat from being eaten on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Azha, only to learn the meaning of sacrifice.

  • Mahnoor Euceph
  • Mahnoor Euceph
  • Ben O'Keefe
  • Kamil Chima
  • Selena Leoni
  • Rubab Rasheed
    Key Cast
  • Momina Salman
    Key Cast
  • Zoha Rahman
    Key Cast
    Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Emmad Butt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Coming of Age, Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Pakistan, United States
  • Language:
    English, Urdu
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New York International Children's Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    March 12, 2023
    New York Premiere
    Jury Award for Live Action Short
  • Children's Film Festival Seattle
    Seattle, Washington
    United States
    February 12, 2023
    World Premiere
    Professional Jury Award, Youth Jury Award, and Audience Award for Best Live Action Short
  • Big Eyes, Big Minds — Singapore International Children's Film Festival

    Best Live Action Film
  • Austin Asian American Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    Best Narrative Short, Audience Award for Best Short
Distribution Information
  • Ouat Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mahnoor Euceph

Mahnoor Euceph is a Pakistani-American writer and director. She immigrated to Los Angeles from Pakistan at age eight and quickly learned that nobody else cared about cricket.

Mahnoor graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA in 2017, with a major in Design | Media Arts and a minor in Film, TV, and Digital Media. 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. In November 2022, she was a fellow in the Islamic Scholarship Fund’s inaugural Muslim Centered Writers’ Lab with support from Extracurricular and The Black List, for her feature film, Queen of Diamonds.

Her professional directorial debut, a short film called Eid Mubarak, was acquired by Creator+ as part of their inaugural Flip the Script Short Film Fund, and is currently screening in festivals all over the country. It won the Jury Award for Live Action Short at the New York International Children's Film Festival, making the film Oscar-qualifying. At the 2023 Children’s Film Festival Seattle, the film won the Youth Jury, Professional Jury, and Audience awards for Best Live-Action Short.

Mahnoor is interested in exploring entertaining stories about the South Asian diaspora through the female gaze. Her work is injected with humor and features a hyper stylized feminine sensibility informed by design and fine art.

With her films, she seeks to decolonize the mind by empowering audiences to engage in radical self-love.

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Director Statement

"Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light.

But since you must kill to eat, and rob the newly born of its mother’s milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship.

And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in man.

When you kill a beast say to him in your heart,
'By the same power that slays you, I too am slain; and I too shall be consumed. For the law that delivered you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand. Your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven.'"

- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

I made this film as a love letter to the country I once called home, to the religion that taught me how to be a human with humanity, and to my family who are the beginning and end of everything.

For non-Muslims, I hope this film is educational. For Muslims, I hope it is reflective.

And I hope, for everyone, it is a reminder of childhood, and that magical, wondrous world we leave behind when we grow up.