About

Joséphine Demerliac / ZOU (b.1992 Paris) is a Berlin based film director, producer, writer, editor, actress.

After an Erasmus at the Freie Universität Berlin in Applied Economics, she completed her Master (D2A) at the Sorbonne University in 2015. Without any film degree, Joséphine learned filmmaking by doing and experimenting.

Her first experience as a writer and producer was at 17, staging a musical in Burgundy, France. She first achieved recognition with her music video La Bombe (director & singer-songwriter) which got selected at the Berlin Music Video Awards in 2017.

Her first feature film DIE SONNE BRENNT premiered at the Max Ophüls Preis in 2021 and screened in many established festivals. It won the Best Production Award at the independent film festival Achtung Berlin.

Joséphine will be part of the jury for the short film national competition at Festival Plzen in september.
2021 The Sun is Burning
// fiction, 75 min
official selection - Max Ophüls Preis
official selection - Film Ohne Grenzen
official selection German Film - Finale Plzen

BEST PRODUCTION AWARD - Achtung Berlin

2020 Admiration
// short
official selection - Französische FilmWoche Berlin (FFW20)

2017 La Bombe
// music video
official selection - Berlin Music Video Awards