He studied screenwriting at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) and the Sociedad General de Escritores de México (SOGEM). He was a grantee of the Young Creators Program of the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) in 2011, of the FONCA/LARK Residency (2010), and of the 2013 FONCA/BANF Program. Ramírez Portela received the Mancebo del Castillo 2008 Young Drama National Award for Alaska, staged by different directors in Mexico, Madrid, and at the Moscow’s Golden Mask Theater; his play was published by the Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro. In 2012 he received the National Dramaturgy Award Emilio Carballido for Hay un lobo que se come el sol todos los inviernos (There is a Wolf That Eats the Sun Every Winter), a play that was translated into Russian by the poet Irina Usotlsteva, and was published by the Editorial UANL. He was co-screenwriter of the film La jaula de oro (The Golden Cage), produced by Spain and Mexico in 2013, which won the Ariel Award for best original script, and also was a co-writer of the film Güeros (Mexico, 2014). With Isabel Muñoz, he coordinated a film and debate cycle at Casa Gallina entitled, Héroe Común: reflexiones cinematográficas en torno a la vida cotidiana (Common Hero: Film Reflections about Everyday Life).