Festival Year: 2021, 2020, 2017


Patrick Shen

Roles: Director, Producer

Patrick Shen is a filmmaker and the founder of Transcendental Media. Patrick’s cinematic works include the award-winning films Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality, The Philosopher KingsLa Source, and the SXSW 2016 film, In Pursuit of Silence. His films have received 24 awards and 11 nominations, and have been featured on the TED blog, CNN, Huffington Post, NY Times, LA Times, Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. In 2009, Patrick was the recipient of the Emerging Cinematic Vision Award from Camden International Film Festival and since 2005, he has presented his work at hundreds of film festivals, cinemas, museums, and major academic institutions all over the globe including SXSW, CPH:DOX, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Full Frame Film Festival, USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Smithsonian, The Hammer Museum, NYC Museum of Natural History, Princeton, and Harvard University. In 1999, Patrick was invited to the White House to meet with President Clinton in recognition of his work on the Emmy-nominated documentary We Served With Pride. Since 2012, Patrick has been lecturing and teaching filmmaking workshops all over the globe as a film envoy for the U.S. State Department and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for their American Film Showcase. Patrick recently co-authored a book titled Notes on Silence and is currently at work on a new slate of films which include Day of a StrangerIn Praise of Shadows and a Covid-19 quarantine crowdsourced film called The Dawn Chorus.



Festival Year: 2021, 2020, 2017


Dawn Chorus

(US, 2020, 21min)
Director: Patrick Shen

In Pursuit of Silence

(US, 2015, 81min)