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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Growing Young

Hayley MacFarlane | Australia | 2015 | 13:40 Facebook A short film that explores the endearing relationship between 18 year old Minks and her Nan who has dementia. Cast Samara Weaving Kaye Stevenson Writer Hayley MacFarlane Producer James Woods

Letters from Alcatraz

Madeline Rozwat | United States | 2016 | 19:36 Facebook  | Twitter It’s Christmas Eve 1962 and like many 15-year-olds, Belle Baker wakes up in eager anticipation of the holiday. But things are different for Belle, who lives on Alcatraz Island with her prison-guard father and has been secretly trafficking letters for an inmate since …Read more »

The Guy Came on Horseback

Hossein Rabiei Dastjerdi | Islamic Republic of Iran | 2016 | 15:00 When the rural man got aware of the truth that his disabled son has fallen in love with their neighbor’s daughter, He decides to work around it… Writer Hossein Rabiei Dastjerdi Producer Samira Vejahati

The Reveal

Steven M Ray | United States | 2017 | 11:30 English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian with English Subtitles Facebook |  Twitter With more than $1 Billion at stake is your loyalty to family, business or money? All will be revealed in the end. Cast Steve Ray Sonia Debreczeni Susan Young Marnie Jopp Philip Stamper …Read more »

The Third Act

Neill Fleeman (as P.E. Marston) | United States | 2017 | 44:53 Twenty-four years after they met playing summer stock and twelve years after the end of their disastrous affair, actress Katie Gordon must confront her past, present, and future when playwright Tom Nichols returns to her Connecticut hometown to play a benefit concert for …Read more »

Flight Night

Elliott Hale | Canada | 2017 | 17:24 Facebook Flight Night follows the main character, Tom, trying to reconnect with his hometown friends, at the annual “Flight Night” pub crawl. The story follows Tom as he sees what can happen to a group of friends, after a year apart. Cast Nathan Bergs Jack Doupe-Smith Erin …Read more »


Philippe McKie | Japan | 2017 | 10:43 Japanese with English Subtitles In tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it. Cast Yuka Tomatsu Arisa …Read more »


Akash Mihani | India | 2017 | 12:49 Hindi with English Subtitles Facebook An eight-year-old Mamta is struggling with her homework. She gains the attention of her always strict class teacher as she reads from the unwritten essay on Mother; leaving the class teacher distressed. Cast Gunn Mihani Nitesh Upadhyay Inayat Kazi Writer Jackie R.Bala …Read more »

Tuesday 10:08AM

Jane Tattersall, Thomas Pepper | Canada | 2016 | 12:45 Tuesday 10:08AM A homeless man is shot dead by police and a junior inspector with the Special Investigation Unit is caught up in the incident. Unsure of the validity of the official police report, the junior inspector decides to do her own analysis of the …Read more »

The Role of Della

Andrew Gallerani | United States | 2015 | 17:00 Facebook When young ELIZABETH, recently relocated to the big city, arrives late for her first major audition at a highly regarded theater company, she expects to give it her all and do her very best. What she didn’t expect was coming face to face with EMMA, …Read more »