Christophe Nassif



Christophe has directed several acting scenes and short films, and is currently developing his next short film. Below are three video samples of his directing work.


  1. Trailer: What to Bring to America
  2. Directing Reel
  3. Short Film: Je suis une cravate

What to Bring to America, a short film around the issue of female genital cutting in the L.A. Ethiopian community, has played in various festivals, was sold to Italian television DIVA, and has won awards in the U.S. and Europe :


Screenings & Awards

What to Bring to America




Women’s Prize
Le Temps Presse Film Festival (Nov 2013)
Paris, France

DIVA Universal Award
Social World Film Festival (May 2012)
Vico Equense, Italy

Outstanding 1st Time Director
DC Shorts (Sep 2011)
Washington DC, U S A

Special Mention
Monaco Charity Film Festival (May 2011)
Monaco, Monaco

Black Harvest Film Festival (Aug 2012)
Chicago, U S A


Cleveland International Film Festival (Mar 2012)
Cleveland, U S A

Pan African Film Festival (Feb 2012)
Los Angeles, U S A

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival Curta Cinema (Nov 2011)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

New Orleans Film Festival (Oct 2011)
New Orleans, U S A

Austin Film Festival (Oct 2011)
Austin, U S A


Lady Filmmaker Film Festival (Oct 2011)
Beverly Hills, U S A

Artivist Film Festival (Aug 2011)
Los Angeles, U S A

Filmforum Zadar (Aug 2011)
Zadar, Croatia

Albuquerque Film Festival (Aug 2011)
Albuquerque, U S A

San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival (Apr 2011)
San Sebastian, Spain



Since his school training under Midge Costin and a M.P.S.E. Verna Fields Award nomination for The Maiden and the Princess, Christophe has been focusing mostly on dialogue editing. He has cut dialogue on various shorts, La Dernière Echappée (a French TV feature for France 2), and he recently cut ADR on Jonás Cuarón’s Desierto, working under sound editor Sergio Díaz (Into the WildPan’s LabyrinthBabel)

Re-recording Mixing

Having learned from instructors such as Chris Jenkins and Tom Holman, Christophe then had the opportunity to shadow two Primetime Emmy Award winning re-recording mixers, Fred Tator and Chris Philp, during an Emmy Foundation Summer Internship.

Now in Paris, Christophe has been assisting Academy Award Nominee Vincent Arnardi (Amélie, The City of Lost ChildrenDelicatessenLittle BuddhaRevolver, Alexander) on two Mexican feature films: Amat Escalante’s Heli, and Jonás Cuarón’s Desierto.

Born in Monaco, half French half Lebanese, Christophe is a proud Third Culture Kid who has lived in four countries and who often suffers from acute “identinitis.” He is fluent in French, English, and Spanish, and has an addiction for dark chocolate.

Christophe obtained a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a M.F.A. in Cinema-Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. He was an Annenberg Fellow and a recipient of the Don Thompson Scholarship in Cinematic Arts and the Jack Nicholson Scholarship in Directing.