Fawzia Mirza
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Fawzia Mirza (she/they) is a queer, South Asian Muslim writer/director. She was a 'White House Champion of Change' in Asian American Art & Storytelling, an Islamic Scholarship Winner, a Tribeca Film Institute alum, and a 'Yes, And Laughter Lab' winner. She co-wrote feature film SIGNATURE MOVE (world premiered SXSW, screened 150+ film festivals, won 15 awards, starred Indian film legend Shabana Azmi). She wrote on CBS series THE RED LINE, EP'd by Greg Berlanti & Ava Duvernay; her episode marked the first instance of queer, Muslim romance on network TV. She’s made several award-winning short films that have screened all over the world including THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS (Seattle Int’l), THE FIRST SESSION (Outfest, NBC Short Cuts), I KNOW HER (PS Shortfest), NOOR & LAYLA (Blackstar, Bentonville, CBC, Frameline Voices, Alaska Airlines) and THE SYED FAMILY XMAS EVE GAME NIGHT (TIFF). She’s developing/writing for TV, she is part of the Canadian Academy Director's Program for Women and the #Startwith8 mentorship program. Her feature film ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA (supported by TIFF Writer’s Studio & Filmmaker Lab, SFFILM, Telefilm, Canada Council for the Arts, CBC, The Gotham) enters production in Canada & Pakistan this year. She and wife, Andria Wilson Mirza via their Baby Daal Productions are EPs on queer, Muslim documentary COMING AROUND.