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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Juan Ramiro, Torres Tapia | Peru | 2017 | 8:00 Spanish with English Subtitles Vocatio Carmela is 40 years old nun who wants to give up her lifestyle and Olivia, a novice very close to her, tries to convince her not to leave her brotherhood. Cast Alejandra Guerra Daniela Trucíos Writer Roberto Valdivieso Producer Bonnie …Read more »

The Film Festival

Jan Chramosta | Czech Republic | 2017 | 27:33 Czech, English with English Subtitles The film is a collection of seven short stories that were shot during seven days of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Each film has a different genre and pays its little homage to history and richness of cinema. This unique project …Read more »

The Collapse

Olaf Levin | Germany | 2016 | 9:49 German with English Subtitles Facebook Going through recovery with the help of foreign people after a stroke, the old right-wing man slowly changes his xenophobic attitude. However, it is this xenophobic idea which brings him down. Cast Tobias Schenke Ralf Christians Writer Olaf Levin Laura Clever Producer …Read more »

The Boy Next Door

John McCrite, Giles Andrews | United States | 2016 | 15:29 Facebook When a middle-aged, sexually frustrated, man agrees to help his husband steal the neighbor’s prized mid-century art piece in exchange for sex, he finds himself in a compromising position when they unexpectedly discover the neighbor’s attractive son has come home from college. Cast …Read more »

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 »

Skin of the Night (Là ou s’achèvera la nuit)

Ubeda Alexandre | France | 32:08 Every night a deaf and dumb man whose incredible agility is exploited in clandestine fights financed by the mafia, wanders without aim in the city. During one of these nights, he crosses path with Lola, another lost lonely soul sort down by her life as a prostitute. Ripped out …Read more »

Skin in the Game

Kurt Kubicek | United States | 2016 | 5:45 Facebook When a young entrepreneur’s incredible success in the music industry is interrupted by the financial crisis, things may not have ever been as they seemed. At a time when America needs its job creators more than ever, can the guy get off the street and …Read more »

Safe Harbor

Gabriel Carnick | United States | 2016 | 28:00 Facebook Lani, a young woman who grew up in foster care, begins working at a domestic violence shelter. There, she grows close to one of the client’s children, and must choose whether to send him through the same cold system she experienced, or allow him to return …Read more »


Robert Shupe | United States | 2017 | 10:00 A troubled woman has a bizarre encounter with a transient man on the streets of Las Vegas. Cast Emily Shenaut Robert Shupe Writer Robert Shupe Producer Robert Shupe

Parental Guidance

Madeline Rozwat | United States | 2017 | 8:42 Jamie Adams is a college student who recently switched from Pre-Law to Photography. When she gets home for summer break, her parents are eager to see what she’s been working on. This is the day Jamie’s parents must decide whether they want to support her dream …Read more »