Jennifer Reeder


Jennifer Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma and coping. Her award-winning narratives are innovative and borrow from a range of forms including after school specials, amateur music videos and magical realism. These films have shown consistently around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, The London Film Festival, SXSW, The Venice Biennale and The Whitney Biennial. Her awards include several that have qualified her films for Oscar nomination. She won a Creative Capital Grant in Moving Image in 2015, short film funding from Rooftop/Adrienne Shelly Foundation in 2016 and short film funding from the Hamburg Film Fund in 2016. She was a USA Artist nominee for 2008, 2015, 2016, and 2017. She was a Herb Alpert Film Award nominee in 2018. She is the 2019 recipient of the Alpert Film Award residency at the MacDowell Colony. Her most recent film, Knives and Skin will be theatrically released in France in November through UFO and in the US in December through IFC Midnight.

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Artist's Chosen Resources:

  • Jennifer Reeder's Top 10
  • "Rebecca" by Dauphe du Maurier
  • "The Parable Series" by Octavia Butler
  • "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson
  • "Midnight Marauders" by A Tribe Called Quest