César Diaz


César Diaz is born in Guatemala in 1978.

After studying in Mexico and Belgium, he joined the Screenplay workshop in the FEMIS in Paris. For more than ten years, he edits fiction films and documentaries. He also directed two short documentary films, SEMILLAS DE CENIZAS, presented in around twenty different international festivals, and TERRITORIO LIBERADO, winner of the IMCINE Award in Mexico.

NUESTRAS MADRES, selected in the 58th Semaine de la critique and awarded of the Caméra d'Or 2019, is his first feature film.

He is currently working on his second feature film, MEXICO 86.


NUESTRAS MADRES - 2019 - 75 minutes

Produced by Delphine Schmit, Perspective Films, Need Productions (Belgium) and Cine Conception

20 selections in festivals including : Caméra d’Or, Rail d’Or and Prix SACD at the Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2019, Critic's Prize at the FIFF Namur 2019, Best Director at the Pingyao IFF 2019, Cooperation Award at San Sebastian Film Festival 2019

TERRITORIO LIBERADO - 2014 - Documentary - 60 minutes

Produced by Melindrosa Films, La casa de Producción (Guatemala) and Kepler 22 (France)

Selected in DocStation at the Berlinale 2011 – Cinergia Award 2010

IMCINE Award 2015 – FICG Award 2015 – Official Selection at Panama 2015.

SEMILLAS DE CENIZAS - 2010 - Documentary - 52 minutes

Produced by Néon Rouge Productions (Belgium)

Official Selection in many international  festivals.