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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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Cleopatra

Jenna Roscoe | United States | 2016 | 15:19 Facebook A teenager flees the scene of her mother’s fatal car crash. Cast Hannah Pisher Daniela Malave Writer Jenna Roscoe Producer Francesco D’Amanda

Angel of Mercy

Amelia Rico, Kaci Fannin, Fabrizia Faustinella | United States | 2016 | 19:53 Angela believes she’s helping people to escape life’s pain and suffering, but her conscience starts haunting her, as the final transition of her clients, from life to death, weighs heavily on her mind. Cast Shondra Marie Paul Vincent Blue Jessica Flores Carlos… Read more »

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Amber

Andi Osho | United Kingdom | 2016 | 14:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires. Cast Cat Van Dort Will Finlason Rekha John Cheriyan Chloe Okora Writer Andi Osho Producer Zoe Waller Adam… Read more »

A Meditation

Joe Petricca | United States | 2016 | 15:40 Facebook A man who is a little lost finds himself connecting with a surprising woman who shows up to buy the DVR he is selling on Craigslist. Cast Harold Perrineau Writer Joe Petricca Producer Maggie Biggar Brian Mancini

17 Years Together

Javier Fesser | Spain | 2016 | 14:37 Spanish with English Subtitles “17 años juntos” (17 years together) tells a touching love story that began 17 years ago and remains as strong as it was on the first day. Under this premise, Fesser delves into the lives of two couples: Pepe and Asun, who have… Read more »

Lui/Lei

Luzie Loose | Germany | 2017 | 6:30 LUI/LEI is about a game between a thirteen year old boy and a woman twenty years his senior, about an unusual love, an aesthetic fascination for another human being, that combines timelessness with modern aspects and creates an interaction between imagination and reality. Cast Paloma Coquant, Maxim… Read more »

Fracture

Suz Carr, Delno Ebie | United States | 2017 | 11:12 Facebook A young girl’s sanity hangs by a thread after the death of her twin brother. A detective trying to piece together what happened before the fracture becomes too deep to heal. Cast Kaci Hinds Delno Ebie Cameron Le Roy Joe Mackey Writer Suz… Read more »

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Dem Dem!

Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia, Christophe Rolin | Senegal | 2017 | 25:56 Facebook Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar. He decides to use it. He crosses paths with N’Zibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about his search for identity. One day,… Read more »

Clash of Morality

Vinay Pujara | United States | 2017 | 17:10 Facebook | Twitter Mohamed & Richard stuck in an elevator clash upon their morals. Mohamed confronts Richard upon being judged for his look & his religion. Cast Hesh Sarmalkar Cory Boughton Writer Vinay Pujara Producer Vinay Pujara

Drop-Off

Shawn Cortel, Sten Olson | United States | 2016 | 6:22 Misconceived perceptions and stereotypes make up most of what we believe to be true. What’s the truth if you only see one side? Cast Shawn Cortel Spenser Granese Josh Ford Sid O’Connell Writer Shawn Cortel Producer Shawn Cortel Vanja Renee