Ulises Pérez Mancilla (Mexico)

Ulises Pérez Mancilla is a Mexican filmmaker who graduated from the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City. He directed and wrote the short films O ser un elefante and Terry, produced by the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE). Ulises is the co-writer of the feature film Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo and the documentary series La calle, el aula y la pantalla for the Mexican public television channel Una Voz con Todos (UVCT). He has twice received a screenwriting grant from the Young Creators Program of Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and has been a participant in the Berlinale Talents of the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Ulises has worked as a script supervisor for more than 12 years in about 30 Mexican film productions and he is currently developing his first documentary, Indetectable.

Los días francos (Honest Days) — Amanda, an actress overwhelmed by her lack of talent, faces a financial and existential crisis that leads her to question her motherhood, to the point of wondering whether she should abandon her son to be happy.