Mira Staleva was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After finishing her education in theology and psychology, she joined the team of Sofia International Film Festival from the very beginning. She is now the Deputy Director of Sofia IFF and Head of the festival’s co-production market Sofia Meetings, and programmer for the festival. She is also a part of Art Fest, a production, distribution and exhibition company based in Sofia.
Staleva is a member of the European Film Academy and the LUX Prize selection board.