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 »

Twin Stars

Mehmet Tığlı | Turkey | 2016 | 17 m Turkish with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter Can and Cihan are identical twins. They live in Büyükada-Prince Island with their family. First we see their period when they are 10-years old. Can is more emotional and feverish, while Cihan is more even-tempered and dominant. At night, their …Read more »


Zhao Yu | China | 2016 | 30 m Chinese with English Subtitles The film tells that a programmer named “Shu” encountered a tough problem when breaking a program and he was confused and turned to another programmer named b for help. B told one secrete to “Shu” that the whole world has been deeply enveloped in …Read more »


Max Hegewald | Germany | 2015 | 40 m Manuel works as a gardener in the Botanical Garden. Despite his pedantic mother trying to push him to finally meet a girl, all Manuel wants to do is to continue his solitary existence with only his plants as company. However, the ice cream vendor Victoria notices Manuel and …Read more »

Know by Heart

Linda Marie Curry | United States | 2016 | 8 m 58 s Facebook One Short short Drama. Firefighter Mathew is reluctant to visit a familiar place while Chloe, his school teacher wife struggles with feeling abandoned. Cast Steve Nation Carolyn Dante

Clemency Of Silence

Rahman Mani | Bangladesh | 2016 | 7 m 57 s Bengali with English Subtitles A housewife finds herself in a twisted tale. Constantly being thrown into situations where she comes across the dilemma of whether to protect her loved ones or seek revenge. Having to decide what to prioritize eventually realizes the prominence of clemency. Vengeance …Read more »

The Bucket

Cedric Carrere | Panama | 2016 | 2 m 23 s A man sets out for the catch of the day; what will he bring back?


Amat Escalante | Mexico | 2014 | 12 m 55 s Spanish with English Subtitles 14-year-old Ana is easily seduced by Sam, a 17 year-old young man who, along with his mother and others deceive and blackmail Ana into the world of prostitution. Ana will shortly discover soon that it is part of a network of trafficking …Read more »

Outside The Lines

Joshua Jacobs | United States | 2017 | 11:00 Facebook Insecurities/shifting priorities test a long-standing friendship between two pro basketball players. Cast Lance Cameron Holloway Bryan Lillis Kareem Rush Viewing Instructions


Robin Brooks | United States | 2014 | 3 m A young couple gets the surprise of their lives when the garbage they refuse to dispose of retaliates in a most unpleasant way. Cast Brandon Marino Viewing Instructions