Out of Place

“Out of Place” is a dual narrative film that explores both the disconnection and the connection between two immigrant lives in the United States. A young aspiring Chinese pianist and a Mexican house painter, unaware of them being neighbors, go through a day of disillusionment in symphony. Their stories, in its core, are to examine a universal longing to belong and the unfortunate reality of feeling still, out of place.

Director Bio

Peier "Tracy" Shen is a Chinese director based in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from Columbia University, with BAs in both English and Film & Media Studies. She recently obtained her MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. She served as a marketing representative for Universal Pictures for the past three years, and interned at FF2 Media as a critic for two years. She has written, directed and produced several short films and stage plays. Growing up in China while receiving a Western education, she’s drawn to the struggle of straddling two cultures. Her characters thereby are always set to explore their sense of identities in order to discover their way home.


  • Directed by:Peier "Tracy" Shen
  • Written by:Peier "Tracy" Shen
  • Produced by:Mengying "Irene" Yang
  • Runtime:20 mins
  • Completion Date:September 3, 2019
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:United States
  • Category:Student Short Film
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links:Website

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official selection 2020

Official Selection 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 26 June, 2020

Official Selection for Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Online Announced.

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 03 June, 2020

Online Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.

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2020 Submissions Closed

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 June, 2020

Submission deadline for 2020 has now passed.


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