Birds Eye View Film is a charity established in 2002. This year, we celebrate our 15th anniversary.
Birds Eye View was initially set up as a film festival showcasing films by women from around the world to audiences at London’s BFI Southbank and at venues around the UK. The last festival occurred in 2014.
The organisation is now transitioning into an agency for change. Birds Eye View will seek to agitate, elevate and celebrate films by and about women to all audiences. Birds Eye View will turn up the volume of the female voice within the industry through leadership programmes, work in distribution and exhibition, and network building, with the influence of this network and our Board utilised to effect real change for women in film.
Birds Eye View is now run by Oscar-winning, twice BAFTA-nominated producer Mia Bays. She is a hugely experienced producer of documentaries and fiction (including SCOTT WALKER – 30 CENTURY MAN executive produced by David Bowie, and SIX SHOOTER by Martin McDonagh), and former distributor and sales agent on films by Ang Lee, Shekhar Kapur and Gavin Hood to name a few.
Current board members include: Alison Thompson, one of the world’s most respected international sales agents, who ran Focus Features International and Pathe International, and now runs Cornerstone Films; Sarah Tierney, Founder and CEO of Colony, a global film streaming platform with users in over 130 countries; and Birds Eye View Film Festival founder, Rachel Millward.
Mia and the Board are now developing the 2017-2020 strategy, building on the legacy of the past and bringing up to the minute thinking and experience to enable a future facing organisation. Birds Eye View has major ambitions to effect change across the film value chain and we look forward to sharing our vision in the coming months.