Born in Zurich, 1987.
During an exchange year in New Zealand she discovers
her interest in filmmaking. 2008 she started her filmstudies at
the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), where she graduated 2017 with a master in Fiction Film Directing.
Currently she is working on her feature film script 5 Euro and a documentary 8 Bis 18.
Cosima lives in Berlin and Zurich.

PROJECTS (Selection)

2022 There is no end to this story (Short Fiction in Post-Production) -(Writer / Director / Producer)
2021 several commercials for Migros - Production: Stories AG

2019-2029 (planned) 8 Bis 18 (Documentary), In development - Production: Filmgerberei
2019 5 Euro (AT) (Feature Fiction, Writer / Director), In development - Production: Filmgerberei / Schiwagofilm
2018  Seitentriebe, Season II, by Güzin Kar (TV-Series, SRF, Co-Director) - Production: Lang Film AG
2018 Wir Zwei (Short Fiction, Improv, Idea / Director) - Production: Cosima Frei
2017 Zwischenstopp (Short Fiction, Scriptwriter/Director) - Production: 2:1Film & ZHdK
2016 Say On, Linda Vogel (Musicvideo)
2016 Radio24, "Zeig eus dis Züri", Commercial (Co-Director) - Production: who's mcqueen
2016 Abseits (Short Fiction, Director) - Production: ZHdK
2015 Aquarium (Short Fiction, Director)- Production: ZHdK, SRF
2014 Cocktail, Locarno14, Invitation Event Zürcher Filmstiftung (Commercial, Director) - Production: Plan B
2013 Warriors (Short Fiction, Scriptwriter/Director)
2013 Special Guest (Short Fiction, Co-Writer/Co-Director)
2012 Wo Gömmer (Short Fiction, Scriptwriter/Director)- Production: ZHdK
2011 Ladiesroom (Short Fiction, Scriptwriter/Director/Editor)

FESTIVALS (Selection)

2022 Post-Produktionsaward Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

2020 Visionär Film Festival, Berlin (DE)
2018 52.Hofer Filmtage (DE)
2018 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, "Züri Shorts" (CH)

2018 24th Shortfest Palm Springs (USA)
2018 44.Intl. Filmwochenende Würzburg (DE)
2018 39.Max Ophüls Preis Festival, Wettbewerb (DE)
2017  15th Tirana International Film Festival (ALB)
2017 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, "Züri Shorts" (CH)

2017 27th Bamberger Kurzfilmtage (D)
2016 54th Gijon International Film Festival (ESP)
2016 32.Interfilm Festival Berlin (D)
2016 17th Izmir International Short Film Festival (TUR)
2016 50.Hofer Filmtage (D)
2016 14th Shnit, Bern (CH)

2014 Upcoming Filmmakers Luzern (CH)
2014 Göttinger Kurzfilmfestival (D)

2013 up and coming, int. film festival Hannover, Hannover (D)
2013 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York (UK)
2013 SF Shorts, San Francisco(USA)
2013 Wildsound Festival, Toronto (CA)
2013 Filmbus (int. Sudent Film Festival Tel Aviv), Tel Aviv (IL)
2013 Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis (Nomination), Hamburg (D)
2013  Seesüchte, 42. International Student Film Festival, Potsdam-Babelsberg (D)
2013  48. Solothurner Filmtage, Solothurn (CH)
2012  25. exground filmfest Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden (D)
2012  16. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Winterthur (CH)
2012  10. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Shnit, Bern (CH)