Ianis studied at the Superior Institute of Arts of Havana, and at the National Theater of Chaillot School in Paris. In 2007 he created the production company Artepepan Films. Finalist of the Mont Blanc Young Talent Award. In 2008 he was selected by European Nisimasa to direct in Turkey a short film. In 2011 he was selected for the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam for his autumn program starting September 2010. Awarded with the Beaumarchais Fund Prize for Scriptwriting in July 2010. He was selected at the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011.