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Non-refundable ticket

Maria decides to travel abroad in search of a better life. The ticket is non-refundable.

Director Biography - Emilia Ruiz In 2015, Emilia Ruiz has obtained the MASTER CINEMATOGRAPHIC DIRECTION by the European University Campus-San Miguel University. In 2010, She has completed her diploma in MEISNER TECNIQUE for actors with Javier Galitó-Cava and Rachel Adler. Previously she had trained with several teachers as: Alejandro Giles, Pactrick Wengenroth, Guillermo Ghio, Kari Margolis, Alejandro Catalan, John Strasberg, Joseph Alford, Bob McAndrew, Enrique Vargas, Christophe Marchand and Boris Rotenstein. Apart from that, she explores different body Languages disciplines like: Fitzmaurice Method with Catherine Fitzmaurice, Bioenergetics with Susi Ghio, Movement and voice with Matthew Graham Smith, Linklater Method with Cristine Adaire, Feldenkrais Method with Beatriz Walterspiel and Sabina Dahrendorf, and Flamenco and Belly dancing. Throughout this period, she has worked as an Actress in many short films and pieces of theatre. Simultaneously, she works as a Dramaturge and Theatrical Designer for the following projects: “La cuna ausente”, “Descenso”, “Pánico contenido” and “Se-cre-to”. In 2012 she was invited to participate as an Actor’s Coach in the film “El árbol sin sombra”. Her passion of writing stories combined with her experience and knowledge of the actor's work increase her interest in the audiovisual world. She starts to film her first short film in 2012. At the same time, she participates in a Cinema photography workshop by Santiago Fillol and Diego Dussuel and Cinematographic Language workshop by Lluis Adller. Finally, she founds her own film producer, CLAVELITOFilms in order to group her projects as Filmmaker and Screenwriter. Nowadays she has produced and directed 8 short films, which have been screened in many Festivals around the world and have obtained some international awards. Emilia Ruiz continues writing and producing.

FILMOGRAPHY INDIOS Y VAQUEROS (COWBOYS & INDIANS) (Ficción,/Drame / 04:11 / Spain 2016) VIDAS PARALELAS (PARALLEL LIVES) (Fiction / Comedy Drama / 13:30 / Spain 2016) ROLLING WORLD (Fiction / Reality / 01:00 / France 2014) EL MUNDO TAN PEQUEÑITO (SUCH A SMALL WORLD) (Fiction / Drama / 17:47 / Spain 2013) ANEXOS (ANNEXES) (Fiction / Realism / 16:06 / Spain-Belgium 2013) PASAJE NO REEMBOLSABLE (NON-REFUNDABLE TICKET) (Fiction / Drama / 02:06 / Spain-Mexico-Argentina 2013) L’AIR FAIT BOUGER LES CHOSES (THE AIR MAKES THINGS MOVE) (Fiction / Drama / 10:20 / France-Spain 2013) HAVING A SHOWER (Fiction / Fantastic / 02:43 / Spain 2012)

Director Statement I desired to talk about a subject so horrible to me as the drugs traffic using a human body as a means and how human desperation can drive someone to a one-way street. For this story I didn’t need to go through I just wanted lo leave a sensation in the eye viewers after a short time of images.


  • Emilia Ruiz Director

  • Emilia Ruiz Writer

  • Emilia Ruiz Producer


  • Project Title (Original Language): Pasaje no reembolsable

  • Genres: Fiction, Drame, Social, Migration, Women, Human Rights, Rural

  • Runtime: 2 minutes 7 seconds

  • Completion Date: February 1, 2013

  • Country of Origin: Spain

  • Country of Filming: Spain

  • Shooting Format: DIgital: DSRL Camera

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No


  • FMK Filmmakers al Chiostro Pordenone, Italy August 13, 2013

  • 5º Festival de Cortos Rodinia Valladolid, Spain February 27, 2013

  • Piélagos en Corto Piélagos-Santander, Spain May 6, 2013

  • certamen de cortometrajes POR CARACOLES Sevilla, Spain June 24, 2013

  • FIC-ESMI Buenos Aires, Argentina December 28, 2013 2nd FICTION MENTION

  • festival internaiconal de cortos cuenca del salado Rauch-Ayacucho, Argentina October 11, 2013

  • Certame de MicroCurtas Terráqueas Lugo, 2013 October 23, 2013 BEST SHORT JURY

  • PICOR, Pilas en Corto Sevilla, Spain October 4, 2013

  • KO&DIGITAL festival Internacional de Cine Solidari San Sadurní, Spain December 1, 2013

  • UY FESTIVAL Bogota, Colombia October 31, 2013 HONOR MENTION

  • Certamen de Cortos Caffe Madrid, Spain December 12, 2013

  • Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival Lucknow, India December 13, 2013

  • Dieciminuti Film Festival Ceccano, Italy January 15, 2014

  • Festival de Cine Independiente de la Ciudad de Oaxaca de Juarez Oaxaca, Mexico January 22, 2014

  • Video festival Città di Imperia Città di Imperia, Italy April 22, 2014

  • Filadelfia Latin America Film Festival Philadelphia, USA April 25, 2014

  • Internationales KurzFilm Festival Hamburg Hamburg, Germany June 3, 2014

  • The Indie Gathering Hudson August 15, 2014 USA FOREIGN MICRO FILM

  • CIM Sueca Valencia, Spain September 25, 2014

  • Muestra de Cine Centro e Iberoamericano Managua, Nicaragua October 9, 2014

  • FICIE, Festival Internacional de Cine de Elche Elche, Spaoin July 25, 2014

  • XII Muestra de Cine "La mujer en escena" Malaga, Spain October 1, 2014

  • The Tallinn Festival of New Cinema Tallinn, Estonia September 12, 2014

  • Malta Horror Film Festival Luqa, Malta October 30, 2014

  • TOFF, The Online Film Festival New York, USA November 1, 2014

  • Jumpthecut Singapore, Republic of Singapore January 1, 2015

  • MICA Film Festival Manaus Brazil December 2, 2014

  • Festival de Curts Mal de Cap Ibiza, SPAIN November 26, 2014

  • San Rafael en Corto Sant Rafael, Spain October 5, 2014

  • FECLA Las Condes, CHILI November 20, 2014

  • XIII Almería en Corto Almería December 2, 2014

  • Censurados Film Festival Lima, Peru February 17, 2015

  • Digital Griffix Montréal, Canada January 1, 2015

  • Shortyweek Puerto de Santa María, SPAIN March 12, 2015

  • Three Cities Festival Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana May 16, 2015

  • Cine Bodega Film Festival Los Angeles, USA May 22, 2015

  • Capodarco L'Altro Festival Capodarco, ITALY June 26, 2015 FINALIST

  • MÉDIT Menorca, SPAIN July 20, 2015

  • Surrealidades "Cine Azul" Bogota, COLOMBIA June 14, 2015

  • Roma Cinema DOC Roma, ITALY July 1, 2015

  • Visualízame Audiovisual y Mujer Madrid, SPAIN June 27, 2015 FINALIST

  • Near Nazareth Festival Nazareth, ISRAEL July 14, 2015

  • The Pav Reel Film Festival Cork, Ireland August 14, 2015

  • Post Alley Film Festival Seattle, USA October 3, 2015

  • Move me Production Short Film Festival Antwerp, Belgium October 1, 2015

  • Kinolit Film Festival St.Petersburg, Rusia December 1, 2015

  • Union City International Film Festival New York, USA November 20, 2015

  • Västerås Film festival Vasteras, Sweden November 14, 2015

  • Visionaria International Film Festival Siena, Italy October 24, 2015

  • Connect Film Festival Los Angeles, USA October 25, 2015 BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR AWARD NOMINATION

  • UFO Das Kurz Film Festival Leipzig, Germany January 16, 2016

  • Awareness Convention Cork Ireland

  • 13th Frames Film Fetival New Mumbai India

  • Connect FIlm Festival Melbourne Melbourne Australia

  • Connect Film Festival TEXAS Texas United States

  • Short-Filmz New Delhi India FINALIST

  • Headline International Film Festival Quispamsis Canada HONOURABLE MENTION

  • Ipiales cine sin Fronteras Ipiales Colombia

  • Incorto Mexico City Mexico

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