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Mia Bays

Executive Producer

Mia Bays is currently Director of the BFI Film Fund. She has worked in the film industry for almost 30 years as a creative producer, distribution and sales strategist, cultural activist, curator and workshop leader. She has worked on the releases of over 150 feature films, is a multi BAFTA-nominated producer (including for Scott Walker: 30 Century Man executive produced by David Bowie), and produced the Oscar-winning Six Shooter directed by Martin McDonagh. Mia served as creative producer 2007 to 2014 on the Film London BBC Films micro-budget scheme Microwave, which made eight features including Shifty and Ill Manors starring Riz Ahmed, Freestyle starring Arinzé  Kene and Lilting directed by Hong Khaou.

Before taking up the position at the BFI, Mia was Director-at-Large for Birds’ Eye View, a charity that centres the female perspective in film and campaigns for gender equality in all film spaces, investing in the UK releases of films by women with backing from the BFI Audience Fund.

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