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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On The Thames Waterfront

George Rodd | United Kingdom | 2017 | 4:08 Remake of the 1954 Movie On The Waterfront starring Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger Cast George Rodd and Grandson Writer George Rodd Producer George Rodd

My Most Beautiful Story… (Ma plus belle histoire…)

Crespeau Philippe | France | 2017 | 5:05 Cast Véronique Reviron-Rey Jean-Baptiste Becq Writer Crespeau Philippe Producer Alphiprod Bordeaux

Act of Disappearance

Dagomir Kaszlikowski | Singapore | 2017 | 11:58 A woman opens a box from her Father who disappeared when she was four. What she finds inside brings her to places she struggles to understand. Cast Darrell Chan Writer Dagomir Kaszlikowski Producer Elisabeth Ho, Lens Rebels

Africana

Amin Elhag | United States | 2015 | 7:34 The corrupt African politicians are stealing people money, and invested it in the west! How many schools, hospitals, factories, houses, and highways this money can build? The question is why is the most civilized and democratic countries are accepting and investing in a stolen money? Writer …Read more »

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We Need To Talk

David M. Raynor | Australia | 2017 | 41:41 Facebook Bree Nachor comes back from the Spirit world after committing suicide and meets up with her mother, Maddie. Bree then takes her mother into the dark world, The Flux, where she now lives. Cast Mardi Edge Sophie Thurling Writer David M. Raynor Producer David M. …Read more »

The Hourglass (Das Stundenglas)

Dieter – Michael Grohmann | Austria | 2016 | 6:07 German with English Subtitles Just one short moment in childhood changed a life forever Cast Evelyn von Tamme Max Kresta Chiara Klein Livia Klein Writer Dieter – Michael Grohmann Producer Dieter – Michael Grohmann Dieter Zoubek

Arcadia

Bill Redding | Malta | 2017 | 25:00 Maltese with English Subtitles A father, along with his young son, finally achieve their dream of moving out and living in the idyllic Maltese countryside. Yet this dream of peace and simplicity beneath the trees soon turns into a nightmare as the booming and unforgiving construction industry …Read more »

Whitney’s Wedding

John Lawson | United States | 2017 | 6:30 Facebook A bride gets cold feet when she starts to think her fiancé is not normal. Cast Jamie Brewer Blair Williamson Jonathan Slavin Erika Ervin Writer Conor Hanney Hunter Altman Satya Vanii Bella Cosper Producer Catherine Connstable John Lawson

Warrior

Eric Robillard | Canada | 2017 | 8:11 Discipline. Vision. Persistence. Patience. Guided by his master, one man will push his mind, body, and spirit to the limit, in order to finally become the true warrior he was destined to be. Cast Jay Guertin Rod Carley Writer Eric Robillard Producer Canadore College Viewing Instructions

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Colin Albea | United States | 2017 | 13:13 A man battling homelessness and addiction breaks his somber routine to try and restore a small part of his happier past. Cast Josh Stewart James Lopez Mark Sellors Writer John Albea Colin Albea Producer Colin Albea Chase Tinnon