Speaker Andria Wilson Mirza

Speaker Andria Wilson Mirza


Andria Wilson Mirza

Co-Founder, Baby Daal Productions, Producer, The Queen of my Dreams

Baby Daal Productions

Andria is a CMPA IndieScreen Award-Nominated producer and the co-founder of Baby Daal Productions, which she runs with her wife, filmmaker Fawzia Mirza. She produced Fawzia’s feature film debut THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS, a Pakistan-Canada co-production that world premiered at TIFF 2023. Baby Daal’s feature slate also includes Sandra Itäinen's queer Muslim documentary COMING AROUND, and Drew Denny’s GIFTED, which centers survivors of intimate partner violence with an all-survivor crew and creative team. Andria executive produced Lulu Wei’s feature documentary SUPPORTING OUR SELVES for OUTtv, which was awarded the jury prize for Best Canadian Feature at IOFF23. Andria also serves as the Director of ReFrame, Hollywood's gender equity coalition founded by Sundance Institute and Women In Film (WIF), and is on the advisory board of Hire Survivors Hollywood and the management committee of Anita Hill’s Hollywood Commission. Previously, she was Executive Director of Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival. There, she established the world’s only LGBTQ Feature Film Financing Forum, launched two development funds, co-founded the North American Queer Festival Alliance (NAQFA), and spearheaded a multi-year partnership between Inside Out and Netflix. Named ‘one of 15 Canadian women to watch’ by the CBC, Andria has been a featured speaker at festivals including TIFF, Sundance, Cannes Marche du Film, SXSW, AFM, EFM, Comic Con, and the Iris Prize Producer’s Forum.

Speaking on: Case study: The Queen of my Dreams’ journey from short film to feature

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