Manuela Martelli has participated in more than 15 films as an actress. In 2010, she received a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Film at Temple University, USA. Apnea, her first short film, premiered at FICValdivia in 2014. She was also selected by Cannes Directors Fortnight’s program Chile Factory to co-direct a short film with Amirah Tajdin, called Land Tides, which premiered at the Fortnight in 2015. She is premiering her debut film, 1976.