“Eid Mubarak” Honored on the 2024 Gold List

The Gold List, a joint venture from Asian Pacific nonprofits Gold House and CAPE, was created to accelerate the fair inclusion of Asian Pacific creatives and projects in mainstream media, especially during the awards season.

“Eid Mubarak” Honored on the 2024 Gold List
The short film is anticipated to be shortlisted for the 2024 Oscars.

“Eid Mubarak” (2023), the Oscar-qualified short film directed by Pakistani American filmmaker Mahnoor Euceph, has just been recognized on the 2024 Gold List as an Honorable Mention for Best Live Action Short.

The Gold List, a joint venture from Asian Pacific nonprofits Gold House and CAPE, honors the most outstanding Asian Pacific achievements in the film industry each year. According to the project’s website, the Gold List was created to accelerate the fair inclusion of Asian Pacific creatives and projects in mainstream media, especially during the awards season. Since its inception three years ago, 27 Gold List honorees have gone on to receive Academy Award wins or nominations, including last year’s historic wins for “Everything Everywhere All At Once” (2023), Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, “Naatu Naatu” and “The Elephant Whisperers” (2022).

“The Gold List was created to ensure awards seasons and mainstream society are up to date on the most worthy creative work – particularly work from communities that have been historically overlooked or excluded,” Gold House executive director and COO Jeremy Tran said in a statement. “Every visible success leads to numerous unseen doors that are opened for new creative development, production and distribution opportunities for these communities.”

While “Eid Mubarak” did not win Best Live Action Short, it was one of three films to receive an Honorable Mention. “Recognition is always meaningful, but when it comes from your own community, it’s even more special,” the filmmakers said in an Instagram post. “Thank you [Gold House] for the important work that you do, and for supporting us with that unmatched uplifting spirit of generosity that you have.”

This recent recognition for the Gold List is just one of several exciting recent developments for “Eid Mubarak.” The short film has also secured several distribution deals in the wake of its recent festival success, launching on both YouTube and the library streaming service Kanopy in select territories.

“Eid Mubarak” follows a privileged 6-year-old Pakistani girl named Iman as she embarks on a mission to save her beloved pet goat from being eaten on Eid al-Azha. With the help of her friends and family, Iman is able to learn the meaning of sacrifice and the reason behind the holiday.

The Gold List is selected by the Gold Open Advisory Council, Gold House members and the CAPE Board and advisors, as well as other entertainment industry leaders. Browse the full 2024 Gold List at the link below. 

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