Born in 1981 in La Plata/Argentina.
Manuel Ferrari first studied photography in La Plata/Argentina before he moved to Buenos Aires/Argentina. He obtained a degree in scriptwriting from Universidad del Cine, where he currently teaches, beside working as a professor at Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
After his graduation, Manuel Ferrari joined a collective of eleven directors, writers and producers with whom he worked on an experimental film about the city of Buenos Aires called A propósito de Buenos Aires (2005). The film was presented among others at the Viennale (Vienna/Austria), Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (La Habana/Cuba) , Leeds International Film Festival (UK) and the Buenos Aires independent film festival Bafici.
Manuel Ferrari has co-written, produced and directed the feature film Cómo estar muerto/Como estar muerto (2008), which took part in several festivals such as Viennale, Bafici, FICCO (Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico City/Mexico), FICVALDIVIA (Chile) and the International Film Festival Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The film won the prize for the best first film at the FICCO (2009).
In 2010, Manuel Ferrari produced the feature film El Pasante by Clara Picasso, which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands). In addition to his work as a producer, Manuel Ferrari was the editor of La Carrera del Animal, by Nicolás Grosso, which won the prize for the best national film at the Bafici festival in 2011.
Aside from his experiences in film making, for the past ten years he has been the co-program coordinator for »Talents Buenos Aires«, an annual event created by Berlinale Talents taking place in Buenos Aires in the context of Bafici.
Manuel Ferrari worked at the Malba (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) where he was the co-programmer for the cinema department. He also worked for mubi.com and was the head of the production company Costa Films. In addition, he has been programmer and online coordinator for the Festival del Cine 4+1.
Currently, Manuel Ferrari is researching and shooting the film La Conquista while he is developing his next fiction film De la noche a la mañana to be shot in Chile.