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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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 »

Breaker

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 »

Mum

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 »

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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 »

Vocatio

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 TrucĂ­os Writer Roberto Valdivieso Producer Bonnie… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »