Olivia Stewart has been involved in a number of award-winning films both as Producer and as a Mentor/Script Consultant. Her films include Terence Davies’
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The Long Day Closes (1992), The Neon Bible (1995) and The House of Mirth (La casa de la alegría, 2000); Mark Herman’s Brassed Off (1996); Mike Figgis’ The Browning Version (1994) and Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine (1998); and, more recently, via her collaboration with the Binger Film Lab Amsterdam and the NFDC India, Scott Graham’s Shell, which won Best Film at the Torino Film Festival 2012 and was selected for the New Direcrfors competition in San Sebastian Film Festival the same year; Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox (2013), which won the Audience Award at Cannes La Semaine de la Critique 2013 and went on to great acclaim at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals; Kanu Behl’s Titli which was selected for a Certain Regard Cannes 2014; and Gurvinder Singh’s Fourth Direction shot in the Punjab August 2014, and selected for a Certain Regard Cannes 2015.
She has also been a member of the NSW Aurora Script Workshop in Sydney; the Glasgow Playwright’s Studio Script Workshop; the Selection Committee for the TorinoFilmLab Framework Programme; and, the International Juries for the
Locarno Film Festival, the Fajr Film Festival, Tehran and Asiatica Film Mediale,
In 2013 she set up the EYE PRIZE with the EYE Film Museum Amsterdam with the aim of supporting and promoting an artist or filmmaker whose work unites art and film, and demonstrates quality of thought, imagination and artistic excellence. She is a Literary Executor for the Patrick Leigh Fermor Literary Estate and a Co- Trustee for the PJLF Arts Fund. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and European Film Academy (EFA).