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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Sweet Dreams

Remo Pini | Switzerland | 2015 | 5 m A wife is driven to desperate measure when she has to deal with her husband’s snoring. Cast Anna Lienhardt

The Art Of Human Salvage

Dempsey Tillman | United States | 2015 | 9 m 30 s A young boy must be saved from execution by his last hope. Cast Edward James Olmos James Walters


Gaspard Legendre | France | 2016 | 27 m French with English Subtitles “It’s funny how you can not do anything about yourself. To miss out on what we live in, without thinking that anything can exist outside … The journey maybe, a solution …” Lena. Cast Morwenna Spagnol Caroline Aïn Kasper Klop Nathan Hamilton… 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 »

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 »

A Day Will Come My Future Will Be Your Past

Sarah Deboosere, Charles Blondeel | Belgium | 2015 | 25 m 17 s ‘A day will come my future will be your past’ makes you experience time through a contemporary tale about the friendship between two middle-aged women. In the story they get trapped in a wormhole between the first and last moment they met.  The… Read more »

Sunflower Sings

Emma Selinski | United States | 2016 | 10 m 26 s Facebook | Twitter A physically and emotionally exhausted single mother is trapped in a work obsessed world. The growth of a giant magical sunflower will show her the path to joy. Cast Lily Brown

The Light In The Afternoon

David Steiner | France | 2016 | 15 m He had no family, no father, no model. No one had told him life was just… that. When he ran into her after 7 years, she suggested it. Cast Morwenna Spagnol David Steiner Parallell Cinéma and Kafard Films


Ed Bowers | United States | 2016 | 11 m 3 s   This film is about a family unraveling as a husband loses his way and seeks companionship and validation through an affair with a younger woman as his wife tries desperately to piece the family back together and regain the intimacy she and… Read more »

Will And The Blue

Collin Meath, Benjamin Drew Thompson | United States | 2016 | 13 m 29 s Facebook Will’s best friend is moving from Brooklyn to LA. At his going away party everyone seems to genuinely embrace this monumental change, but Will is stuck trying to hang on to the past. As the party progresses, Will’s reality… Read more »