Mieke Briers (1991°, Hasselt, Belgium) is a Master film student at Luca School of Arts (campus Sint Lukas Brussel).
In September 2015 she achieved her Bachelor in Audiovisual Arts with distinction (Luca School Of Arts: Sint Lukas Brussel). This distinction was obtained by producing and directing her previous short film called 'Junk of The Heart' (2015).
As a film maker she is strongly intrigued by themes such as sexuality, gender, identity and cognitive processes.
Her biggest influences can be found in the works of Paolo Sorrentino, Jonathan Glazer, Pedro Almodovar and Gaspar Noé.
Junk of the Heart (2015, Fiction short film)
Produced, written and directed by Mieke Briers
Co-production: Luca school of arts : Sint Lukas Brussel
Coach: Patrice Toye
Cast: Martha Vandermeulen, Sid van Oerle en Jean Pierre Pilair
Funded by Eye Lite
Wins: Pitch award IKL (Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven), December 2014
2016: Finalist Best Student Short - BLOW UP Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival (US); Nomination Ensor Best Short Film - Film festival Oostende (BE); Mania section - Seoul International Youth Film Festival (SK); Midnight Sexy Shorts program - Kyiv International Short Film Festival (UA); Special Sex Competition - Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival (SP); Short Film Competition - International Student’s Film Festival Puerto Rico (PR)
2015: Flemish competition - International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)
Name: Mieke Briers
Lives in: Brussels, Belgium
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Casting Director, Filmmaker and Student
Junk of the Heart
Film (Short and Drama) Director Felix and Elise undertake a video project in which Felix tries to capture the sexual fantasies of his younger girlfriend Elise.
Pitch Award (Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven)
Luca School Of Arts: Sint Lukas Brussel