Jennifer Reeves (b. 1971, Sri Lanka) is a New York-based filmmaker. Her films have shown all over from microcinemas in the US to the Berlin, New York, London, Sundance, and Hong Kong Film Festivals to the Robert Flaherty Seminar, the Museum of Modern Art, and at various universities and arthouse cinemas in the US, Canada, and Europe. She has had multiple-program retrospectives at the SF Cinematheque, the Kino Arsenal in Berlin, Anthology Film Archives, London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and most recently, a major 10-screening retrospective at the Era New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Reeves has made 20+ film-based works since 1990. She does her own writing, cinematography, editing, and sound design. Her subjective and personal films push the boundaries of film through optical-printing and direct-on-film techniques including hand-painting film frames. Reeves has explored themes of memory, mental health and
recovery, feminism, sexuality, landscape, music, and politics in her films since the early 90s.
Reeves teaches film part-time at Cooper Union, and School of Visual Arts.