Mireille Heidbreder is currently a second year Master of Fine Arts candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University. With a concentration in Photography + Film, Mireille has worked on several types of films including digital, re-purposed archives, Super 8mm and 16mm print shorts as well as created original sound designs. She is most interested in experimental and documentary filmmaking with a particular focus on the exploration of human interaction with nature. Influenced by the philosophies of Gaston Bachelard and Michel Foucault, Mireille’s films also frequently contemplate the audio-visual poetic relationship of spaces and the temporality of the filmic medium.
Mireille has had her films selected and screened at various festivals both nationally and internationally and was awarded the Kathryn Stephens Virginia Filmmaker Award in 2019. Outside of experimental film, Mireille teaches and works on freelance cinematography and postproduction projects. She received her BA in Film & Media Studies from Johns Hopkins University and currently lives in Richmond, Virginia.