Christophe Cousin


After studying modern literature, Christophe Cousin took an unfortunate turn towards publishing. But it wasn’t long before he was directing a documentary for the TV program Qu’est-ce qu’elle dit Zazie? This was followed by two short films: Témoins de la nuit and Après la frontière, both made at the same time as he was working for various production companies. Before setting up his own company, Trafic Films, to produce short films and documentaries…


Deux temps, trois mouvements

2014 (Paris/Quebec)

Feature film
Screenwriter, Director
Prod.(Qc): Amérique Film/Martin Paul-Hus, Parallaxes/Sonia Despars; Prod.(France): La Vie est belle/Céline Maugis
With Aure Atika, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Antoine L’Ecuyer
Cinema Release: Quebec, September 26, 2014; France, January 28, 2015


Festival Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, Canada, 2013, special presentation

Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA 2014 - Youth Jury Best Feature Award

Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada, 2014

Calgary International Film Festival, Canada, 2014

Festival du Film International de Baie-Comeau, Canada, 2014

Cinemagic Film Festival de Belfast, Ireland, 2014

Youngabout International Film festival, Bologna - Italy, 2015

Passer l’hiver

2013 (Paris)

Feature film
Co-writer with Aurélia Barbet
Production: Abelina Film Production + Serge Duveau/Distribution: Shellac
Adapted from the eponymous short story collection by Olivier Adam
With Lolita Chammah and Gabrielle Lazure


CNC trophy First Scenario - January 2008

Forum writers, Festival de Bourges - March 2009

Sans voix

2007 (Paris)

Short film by Renaud Epelboin (Video, 15’, color)
Production: Trafic Films
With J-E Eyoum-Deido


Selected at festival Cas d’Rage (Gagny)

Sur Commande

2005 (Perriers-sur-Andelle)

Short film by Jacques Strang (35mm, 15’, color)
Production: Trafic Films/Finalement Productions
With Albert Delpy and Fabrice Castajon


Selected at Vaulx-en-Vellin festival

Cats and Dogs

2003 (Paris)

Short film by Kamen Kalev (Video, 26’, color)
Production: Trafic Films
With Olivier Constant, Jeanne Herry, Adrienne Pauly

Après la frontière

2002 (Darvault)

Short film, fiction (35 mm, 5’30, b/w)
Director and producer
Production: Trafic Films
With Adrienne Pauly and Eric Caruso


Selected for festivals in Valenciennes, Valence, Porto, Dresden, Wiesbaden, Tunis, etc.

Témoins de la nuit

2001 (Paris)

Short film, fiction (35 mm, 12’30, color)
Production: Art’n Go
With Daniel Duval and Aïssa Maïga


Selected for both Hamburg and Wiesbaden festivals

André Markowicz

1999 (Rouen)

Production: Les Films à Lou/Broadcast: Qu’est-ce qu’elle dit Zazie ?, March 16, 1999 on France 3
Documentary about André Markowicz, Dostoevsky translator for Actes Sud

On ne badine pas avec... Rosette

Short film
Co-writer with Aure Atika
Production: Mon Voisin Production + Talents Adami Cannes 2013/Broadcast: Paris Première, France 4

Preset scenarios (advance on receipts, advisor for writing and rewriting) for the CNC – 2009-2013