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BFI Appoints Mia Bays Director Of Film Fund; Farhana Bhula & Kristin Irving Promoted

BFI Appoints Mia Bays Director Of Film Fund; Farhana Bhula & Kristin Irving Promoted

The BFI has announced Mia Bays as the new Director of BFI Film Fund for an initial three-year term.

Bays will lead the strategic and cultural direction of the BFI’s investment of National Lottery funds into supporting UK feature film production – which at about £30 million a year represents the largest public fund in the UK for film and filmmakers – as well as new and emerging talent through BFI Network. She will take up the position in October, based between London and Nottingham.

In other changes at the fund, BFI vets Natascha Wharton and Lizzie Francke, formerly Senior Production & Development Executives, are segueing to the new roles of Head of Editorial and Editor-at-Large, respectively. Farhana Bhula and Kristin Irving are promoted to Senior Production & Development Executives. Fiona Morham has taken on expanded responsibilities in her Head of Production role.

Bays said: “I mark 30 years in film this year. What a

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