Narrative Short

A narrative or story is any report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, and/or still or moving images.

Narrative can be organized in a number of thematic and/or formal categories: non-fiction (such as definitively including creative non-fiction, biography, journalism, transcript poetry, and historiography); fictionalization of historical events (such as anecdote, myth, legend, and historical fiction); and fiction proper (such as literature in prose and sometimes poetry, such as short stories, novels, and narrative poems and songs, and imaginary narratives as portrayed in other textual forms, games, or live or recorded performances). Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity, art, and entertainment, including speech, literature, theatre, music and song, comics, journalism, film, television and video, radio, gameplay, unstructured recreation, and performance in general, as well as some painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and other visual arts (though several modern art movements refuse the narrative in favor of the abstract and conceptual), as long as a sequence of events is presented. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, “to tell”, which is derived from the adjective gnarus, “knowing” or “skilled”.

Oral storytelling is perhaps[according to whom?] the earliest method for sharing narratives. During most people’s childhoods, narratives are used to guide them on proper behavior, cultural history, formation of a communal identity, and values, as especially studied in anthropology today among traditional indigenous peoples. Narratives may also be nested within other narratives, such as narratives told by an unreliable narrator (a character) typically found in noir fiction genre. An important part of narration is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process narration.

Along with exposition, argumentation, and description, narration, broadly defined, is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, it is the fiction-writing mode in which the narrator communicates directly to the reader.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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A Tale with Christ and Jesus

Oldren Romero | Cuba | 2015 | 30 m Spanish with English Subtitles Christ is a lonely young man who has not overcome the loss of his mother and the memories of a violent childhood full of abuse. Jesus student who still lives with his parents, with an intolerant overprotective mother and very different to Christ’s past. Cast… Read more »

Another Empty Space

Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro | Brazil | 2015 | 8 m In the Berlin winter, two ex-lovers meet again for the first time since their break up. Cast Fernando Álvarez Rebei Muki Sabogal Hoji Fortuna Youla Boudali

A Theory of Colours: The Origin of White Light Part 1 (Farbenlehre: Der Ursprung Weißen Lichts Teil 1)

Peter Jonas | Germany | 2015 | 34 m German with English Subtitles First part of a film about competing theories of colours. A journey to find the origin of white.

Popcorn & Chocolate

Cathrine Hatcher | United States | 2017 | 15:00 Website | Facebook A tenacious middle school band student selling fundraisers help a grief-stricken military family recover from their loss. Cast Michael Baker Kimberly Gail Williams Frances Watson Writer Michael Baker Producer Michael Baker


Dimitris Katsimiris | Greece | 2016 | 13 m Modern Greek (1453-) with English Subtitles Facebook Marios, a young man with cerebral palsy, is waiting for his uncle, with his mother at home, to celebrate together his 22nd birthday. But the arrival of his uncle, with his new girlfriend, will upset the family and create… Read more »

Making Amends

Jared Boghosian, Steve Brock | United States | 2015 | 5 m 29 s Facebook A young woman must come to grips with her father’s addiction and make a tough decision that will change her life. Cast Steve Brock Aga Kadlubowska

Ménage du Trois

Saranne Bensusan | United Kingdom | 2017 | 3:08 English, Welsh with English Subtitles Facebook |  Twitter They’ve picked a victim, she’s bound and gagged; but Bronwyn has chosen this opportunity to confront Dave about the inequalities in their killing games. When Dave feels that sharing his victim with his wife will satisfy her as… Read more »

Don Fernando

Elina Gladys Roldán | Argentina | 2015 | 17 m 35 s Spanish with English Subtitles Don Fernando, an old tango dancer well known in the milongas of Buenos Aires, spends his nights sitting quietly at his table. Nobody has seen him dancing for many years. One night he suddenly sees a couple of young dancers that recall… Read more »


Heiko Raschke | Germany | 2016 | 16 m German with English Subtitles This romantic comedy tells the story of timid student Kati, who, contrary to her best friend Nora, finds it hard to get in touch with men. When she finally clicks, Nora exhorts her. But a student’s heart is dormant in the student. By chance she… Read more »


Rob Lewis | United States | 2015 | 25 m Facebook | Twitter SLLiP Follows Cam, a young father injured at work who fights to shield his family from his daily pain and addiction. When prescription drugs are not enough to manage, will he risk losing his family and his sanity to his demons? Cast… Read more »