Mieke Vanmechelen makes films grounded in place using performative and observational methodologies. She is interested in aspects of cultural identity that are in danger or under threat of disappearing. 

Recent screenings include: Home from Home, Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2020); Open Submission, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (2020); CutLog Moving Image, SSA+VAS OPEN, Scottish Royal Academy, Edinburgh (2020); RAGFF New York (2020); LUX Critical Forum Cork Artists’ Programme, LUMINOUS VOID Experimental Film Festival, Cork (2019); Wunderground Film Festival, Verbeke Foundation, Belgium (2019). Recent awards include: Fire Station Artists’ Studios Digital Media Bursary Award and Residency Award (2021); Arts Council of Ireland Professional Development Award (2020); Arts Council of Ireland Film Bursary (2020); Arts Council COVID-19 Crisis Response Award (2020); Kerry County Council Creative Work Development Bursary (2020); Kerry Filmmaker in Residence (2017-2020); Shortlists include: Miller-Zillmer Foundation Residency (2020) Janet Mullarney Prize (2020) and Florence Film Awards (2020).