Jennifer Lyon Bell

Jennifer Lyon Bell

Festival Jury
Jennifer Lyon Bell (BA Harvard 1991 in Psychology, MA University of Amsterdam 2001 in Film Studies) is the American founder of independent adult cinema company Blue Artichoke Films (Amsterdam, NL).  She directs erotic fiction films and documentaries which blur the line between porn and art film.  Her award-winning films screen at international festivals, cinemas, and museums in America, Europe, Japan, and South America, attracting prizes from both mainstream film festivals and adult film festivals. Her body of work was recently honored with the European Feminist Porn Award, and her most recent films, the trilogy Silver Shoes, was shortlisted for the Netherlands Scientific Institute of Sexologists’ “Sex And Media Prize”  -- the only erotic/pornographic film to ever be nominated. Her new virtual reality 3D 360° immersive experience film “Second Date” was nominated for a VR award at the Raindance Film Festival (London) at its World Premiere.