César Manzano was born in Caracas, Venezuela (1972). He studied social communications at the Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) but before graduating left for the USA where he studied acting at the Circle in the Square Theater School, in Broadway, New York, where he did some off-Broadway work as musical director (The Odyssey) alongside Tony Award Nominee Edward Berkely, and Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott.
Back in Venezuela he started a 25 years-long career working as an actor, writer and director on different plays, series, films and TV shows. He is currently living and working in Colombia.
He is known worldwide for directed and writing the feature film Espejos (2014), he directed Prueba de Fe (2016) and he was the editor for Las Bandidas (2013).
He won The Best Opera Prima Award at Festival del Cine Venezolano în 2015 for his feature film, Espejos; The Best Screenwriter Award at Festival Flor de Venezuela, in 2013 for Un dia cualquiera (shortfilm) and The Best Director and Best Editor Award at the Festival CHORTS – Caracas Short Film Fest, in 2014 for Buenas noches (shortfilm).