Birds Eye View Film is a charity established in 2002. It 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 was in 2014.
Since then, we have been recalibrating Birds Eye View into an agency for change – an agency that agitates, elevates and celebrate films by women by turning up the volume of the female voice within the industry. Through creative mentoring and leadership programmes – working in distribution, exhibition and network building – we will effect real change for women in film.
Birds Eye View is now run by Oscar-winning, twice BAFTA-nominated producer Mia Bays. Mia has been in the industry for 25 years, and is a hugely experienced producer of documentaries and fiction. These include SCOTT WALKER – 30 CENTURY MAN (executive produced by David Bowie), and SIX SHOOTER by Martin McDonagh.
Mia was creative producer on eight features for Film London’s Microwave scheme 2007-14 (including LILTING, SHIFTY and ILL MANORS). Before this, she was a distributor and sales agent on films by Ang Lee, Shekhar Kapur and Gavin Hood… to name a few.