8/8/20 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET
Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer Reeder (“Knives and Skin”, “Signature Move”), who will receive the 2020 Cinema Femme Tribute Award for being an exciting and inspirational filmmaker. Read our feature with Reeder from last year here.
The virtual event will be featured on our Seed&Spark festival page and is free and open to the public. Tune in here.
Jennifer Reeder – Awardee
Jennifer Reeder (writer and director) 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, 2017 and 2020. She was a Herb Alpert Film Award nominee in 2018. She won a 2018/19 scriptwriting award from SFFIM/Rainin Foundation. She is the 2019 recipient of the Alpert Film Award residency at the MacDowell Colony. Her most recent film, Knives and Skin was theatrically released in France in November 2019 through UFO and in the US in December 2019 through IFC Midnight.
Rebecca Martin – Moderator
Rebecca Martin, Managing Editor of Cinema Femme magazine, founded her publication in 2018 because she wanted to create a platform for female voices in the film community. She has hosted film screenings in Chicago and most recently covered the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She is also the Festival Director for the Cinema Femme Short Film Festival.