Celebrating the Achievements of Maggie Pour: An Emerging Talent in TV, Film, and Media


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By Iris Chu

Los Angeles, June 2023: Maggie Pour, Spring 23' MFA Grad in Television, Film, & Theatre, is one of five media graduate students from across the US to be awarded a Student Fellowship by the University Film and Video Association.

The College of Arts and Letters is happy to share the news that Maggie Pour, an accomplished student from Cal State LA, has recently achieved remarkable milestones in her academic and creative journey. She was awarded her MFA in Television, Film, & Theatre in Spring of 2023, marking a significant accomplishment in her educational pursuits. However, Maggie's achievements do not stop there, as she is set to finish her MA in Television, Film, & Media Studies in the upcoming Fall 2023 semester.

Adding to her list of accolades, Maggie has been chosen as one of only five media graduate students from across the United States to receive a prestigious Student Fellowship from the University Film and Video Association (UFVA). This esteemed recognition speaks volumes about her talent, dedication, and promise in the realm of media and film. Alongside her fellow Awardees, Maggie will be honored at the highly anticipated UFVA Annual Conference, to be held in Savannah, Georgia, later this summer.

The UFVA Fellowship program offers a unique opportunity for emerging talents like Maggie. Throughout the conference, the Fellows are mentored by UFVA officers and are introduced to the wider membership, providing them with invaluable networking and learning experiences. Additionally, Maggie's exceptional film, "October Surprise," will be screened during the conference, allowing her to showcase her creative vision and storytelling prowess to a diverse audience.

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In addition to her accomplishments with UFVA, Maggie has yet another exciting announcement to make. She will be representing Cal State LA at the UFVA Conference as one of the presenting students. Her script has been selected, and she will have the honor of presenting the feature-length version of her project. This recognition further solidifies Maggie's talent and positions her as a promising filmmaker in the industry.

Moreover, Maggie's dedication to her craft has been acknowledged beyond the UFVA. She has been selected as one of thirty upcoming filmmakers from across the country by Hierony Vision in collaboration with Film Independent. This recognition has granted her the opportunity to participate in their esteemed artist development program. As she continues to hone her skills, Maggie intends to write, direct, and produce her new project—an exciting feature film that promises to captivate audiences with its unique storytelling.

Maggie Pour's achievements serve as a testament to her exceptional talent, passion, and hard work. Her dedication to her craft, coupled with the recognition she has received from prestigious organizations, positions her as an emerging force in the world of TV, film, and media. We eagerly await the impact she will undoubtedly make with her creative projects and contributions to the industry.