NO PASA NADA

This is Angela’s story, a girl who discovers at a very early age that actions don't always have consequences. All human beings live with a good side and a bad side within themselves. But we can decide to take any direction that we want, only to conclude that still, nothing happens.

  • Victoria Naranjos Montoya
    Director
  • Victoria Naranjos Montoya
    Writer
  • Ricardo Herrera Montoya
    Producer
    Vanessa Sansores
  • Dominka A. Barrón
    Key Cast
    "Angela"
  • Nahomi Ochoa Abbud
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
  • Denisse Flores
    Key Cast
    "Angela Adult"
  • Alan Escobedo
    Key Cast
    "Bully in a bar"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    NO PASA NADA
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI Alexa 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kiez Berlin Film Festival Kiez Berlin Film Festival
    Kiez Berlín
    Germany
    May 26, 2021
    Best Director
  • Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
    Hollywood
    United States
    June 30, 2021
    Best Short (Horror category)
  • Ciudad De Mexico International Film Fest
    Ciudad de México
    Mexico
    July 9, 2021
    Best Opera Prima
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    June 30, 2021
    Finalist June selection
  • Virgin Spring Cinefest
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    August 20, 2021
    SILVER AWARD Best Short
  • Virgin Spring Cinefest
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    August 20, 2021
    SILVER AWARD Best Actress
  • Virgin Spring Cinefest
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    August 20, 2021
    GOLD AWARD Best Director
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    Kolkata
    India
    August 20, 2021
    BEST ACTRESS
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    Kolkata
    India
    August 20, 2021
    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Horror-Sci-Fi-Genre Film
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    Kalkota
    India
    August 20, 2021
    Monthly Winner, Women´s Films
  • HIFF - HALO International Film Festival
    Saint-Petesburg
    Russian Federation
    August 20, 2021
    Best Young Actress
  • Gangtok International Film Festival
    Gangtok
    India
    September 8, 2021
    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Short Film
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 16, 2021
    Best Thriller
  • Monthly Indie Shorts

    September 18, 2021
    Best Thriller Short Film September Edition
  • Five Continents International Film
    Anzoategui, Venezuela
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    September 14, 2021
    Best Thriller Short Film
  • El Paso Film Festival
    El Paso, Texas
    United States
    August 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Dulcísimo Ovario
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Mexico
    September 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • North Hollywood Cine Fest
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    October 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Rome Movie Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    September 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Milan Gold Awards
    Milan
    Italy
    November 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • OTB | Only The Best Film Awards
    Miami
    United States
    October 5, 2021
    BEST THRILLER - SHORT FILM
  • World Film Carnival - Singapore
    Singapore
    Singapore
    September 24, 2021
    Finalist Women´s Films
  • Prague International Indie Film Festival
    Prague
    September 18, 2021
    Honorable Mention 4th Quarter Edition
  • Prague International Indie Film Festival
    Prague
    December 1, 2021
    SEMI-FINALIST Best Female Director Annual Competition 2021
  • Prague International Indie Film Festival
    Prague
    December 1, 2021
    SEMI-FINALIST Best Production Design Annual Competition 2021
  • San Francisco Indie Short Festival
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    August 14, 2021
    Nominee Best International Short Film
  • Niagara Falls International Short Festival
    Niagara
    Canada
    September 26, 2021
    Nominee Best Thriller Short Film
  • Phoenix Shorts
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada
    August 20, 2021
    Nominee
  • Sunscreen Film Fest West, Hermosa Beach
    Hermosa Beach, California
    United States
    November 5, 2021
    Quarter Finalist 2021
  • Global Indie Film Fest
    Glasgow, Scotland
    United Kingdom
    October 31, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards
    Kolkata. West Bengal
    India
    October 6, 2021
    Best Crime Short
  • Berlin Shorts Awards
    Berlin, Germany
    Germany
    September 30, 2021
    SEMI-FINALIST
  • Vancouver Independent Film Festival
    Vancouver, CA
    Canada
    October 5, 2021
    SEMI-FINALIST
  • Oculto Horror film fest
    Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MX
    Mexico
    October 29, 2021
    Official Selection
  • New York International Women Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    October 18, 2021
    FINALIST
  • Aab International Film Festival
    Moga, Punjab
    India
    October 17, 2021
    BEST ART DIRECTOR - SHORT FILM
  • Moonrise Film Festival
    Hermosillo, Sonora
    Mexico
    October 31, 2021
    Finalist
  • CineFem 9
    Punta del Este
    Uruguay
    October 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Veracruz World Film Festival
    Veracruz
    Mexico
    November 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Chihuahua International Film Festival
    Chihuahua
    Mexico
    November 9, 2021
    Official Selection Shortfilms
  • Festival de Cine Entre Largos y Cortos Oriente
    Anzoátegui, Venezuela
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    November 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • San Luis Film Festival
    San Luis, Arizona
    United States
    November 16, 2021
    BEST DIRECTOR - SHORT FILM 2021
  • Stockholm Short Festival
    Stockolm
    Sweden
    November 15, 2021
    FINALIST
  • The Film Contest
    ONLINE EVENT
    November 18, 2021
    BEST SHORT WOMEN FILM
  • FICTV - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE TERROR VALPARAISO
    VALPARAISO, VALPARAISO
    Chile
    November 23, 2021
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Accord Cine Fest

    United States
    December 10, 2021
    FINALIST
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE TERROR VALPARAISO
    VALPARAISO
    Chile
    December 16, 2021
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • iDEAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Sillod, Maharashtra
    India
    December 19, 2021
    AWARD WINNER
  • FCGSD FESTIVAL DE CINE GLOBAL DE SANTO DOMINGO
    Santo Domingo
    Dominican Republic
    January 1, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Paris Woman Festival of Ontario
    Paris, Ontario
    Canada
    January 20, 2022
    SEMI-FINALIST
  • TFM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    India
    January 1, 2022
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS
    new york
    United States
    January 5, 2022
    BEST INDIE SHORT FILM
  • STAR FILM FESTIVAL
    Barcelona
    Spain
    January 18, 2022
    SPECIAL MENTION
  • Chambal International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    January 18, 2022
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Vesuvius International Film Festival
    Vesuvius
    Italy
    January 21, 2022
    BEST PÓSTER
  • L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival
    KOLKATA
    India
    February 16, 2022
    BEST PHOTOGRAPHY 34TH EDITION L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival
  • Rolling Ideas
    Targu Mures
    Romania
    March 4, 2022
    HONRABLE MENTION
  • 6th annual Cinema Sisters Film Festival
    Wilmington, NC
    United States
    May 22, 2022
    united states
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • THE FILMY MONKS FILM FESTIVAL
    MUMBAI
    India
    January 1, 2022
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • New York City IO Film Festival
    Brooklyn, New York
    United States
    March 22, 2022
    FINALIST
Director Biography - Victoria Naranjos Montoya

Victoria Naranjos Montoya is a filmmaker from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She has been a Producer and Screenwriter at Intelia Films since 2006.

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Director Statement

Good and evil have been in us since we were born,
we are children who react to the adversities of
different ways, within the innocence of childhood
can grow one perverse side, a dark side, that if you
we develop can accompany us throughout our lives
hiddenly or discreetly, but you can also
manifest ourselves and take victims from victims.

In No Pasa Nada, Angela's story is portrayed, a
girl who is about to start her basic education and that's when
arrives at his new school's classroom, when he watches as the
strongly takes advantage of the weakest, in a world of children who
you don't know.
Angela sees herself and somehow the same day that conflict is
"resolved". That girl from her perspective is taking “justice”,
as an adult we observe Angela a professional woman who has
grown up with this fact that I mark their actions throughout
his life.
The short is divided into two parts, the childhood
(late 90's), and for his recreation we'll have the clothes, the styling,
a beeper, cars, an ambulance and a lunch box.

The color must give us a sense of Analog TV, costumes and makeup as well
as cars they makeallow us to be in recent years of the 1990s.

The song of Angela mother's car, withmake us put ourselves in the
stage in which the first fact that marks the life of the protagonist.

Angela's lunchbox is an object that will tell us why we always see it with her,
Somehow in it she carries everything that makes her feel safe.

In the second part we see Angela as a woman of 30 years, she lives in a city,
has an executive position and a life that any professional would aspire to
have. She's a beautiful woman, but we started to see her repeat
patterns of behavior when she saw her out of her work, alone in
a place where no matter who it is, it's one more of the
crowd, just like when it first comes to that
classroom full of strange children.

Once her experience of the bar is completed, in the
next sequence we see Angela with a necklace that has
a saying of the same character (of the lunch box) that had when she was a kid,
here is when we see that even though we "mature" there is always some of the
past that we carry with us all our existence.

The locations of the second part show us Angela as an adult in a modern office,
to denote an atmosphere of power. Places where we see her arrive as the bar also
show us that
is a woman who develops in a very high class environment..

No pasa nada story, shows us each of viewers that duality of human beings, all
we're good at the start but we have this part that makes usbad for thought, there
are only small actions that can make us a bad person, and it depends on how
we show the world will be the kind of person we will be.

The protagonist of this story has no entrance intending to be a bad person, however
it is the circumstances of her life that make her start taking action on situations that are wrong for her, situations that are "resolving" without being discovered.

This story can connect us to anyone to watch the short film because somehow we're
each that girl, and as adults we're very used to seeing that a woman defends herself as an adult from what she feels like a situation of abuse.

No pasa nada, shows us how to go unnoticed in a world of children is not difficult,
and like being a person important also rules you out of being noticed as
possible protagonist of an unlawful act.

It's a story that touches us all, we're able to be good or bad, it's a natural feeling
that we can ignore and continue to live on the right side of life, or at some point
you need to get your survival instinct out
to resolve a conflict.
Here all of us will see how easily a human being goes from being
victim to be a victimary and to "nothing happen."