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.


Karen Veninga-Zaricor | United Kingdom | Production Year | 12 m A short dramatic film focusing on two sisters sharing their grief after the death of their mother.This tragedy brings them closer together they start to believe wounds can heal. Viewing Instructions

I’ll Text You

David Lasdon | Canada | 2015 | 3 m 52 s Facebook | Twitter Barry and Cindy are on a first date. Or are they? Cast Victor Williams Wendy Raquel Robinson

The Apology

Patrik Bergh | United Kingdom | 2016 | 6:50 In this dark comedy, we find an old man sitting alone in a roadside diner nervously waiting for the moment that will finally seal his fate. With the other man finally showing up, the story takes a sinister turn sinister when he decides to teach the …Read more »

Attached At The Soul

William Leon | United States | 2016 | 11 m 6 s Facebook | Twitter Donald Kline struggles with having to leave his wife Margie’s death bed in order to attend a ceremony where he and his wife will be honored for their life time achievements, which include promoting diversity, equal rights, and acceptance. Donald’s …Read more »


Jane Eakin | Australia | 2016 | 7 m When two unreachable teenagers meet in a doctor’s waiting room can they find the connection that no one else can? Cast Earl Paea Marlea Correy


Jim Thompson | Australia | 2015 | 16 m 30 s A motel room becomes silent witness to a series of events in which four characters weave in and out of time – and each other’s lives – through the bathroom of the motel room. Keep in mind, there’s no such thing as a toilet …Read more »

Padlock Men

Lewis T. Powell | United States | 2016 | 16:25 Facebook 86 yr. old Walter “Posey” Fodrell shares a memoir of a historically unknown secret pact between Martin Luther King, Malcolm X & John F. Kennedy. “Blood for Blood Knuckles Dirty” the Civil Rights movement will never be viewed the same. A History Never Spoke …Read more »