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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Traci Hays | United States | 2016 | 15:00 Facebook Frederick is the story of a high-profile painter and art gallery owner, who suffers from an intense version of “artist’s block.” However, his passion reignites when he has an idea for a new controversial project. To his surprise, he receives an unexpected visit from an …Read more »


Arnold Chun | United States | 2016 | 13:51 English, Korean with English Subtitles Facebook The Park Family suffers the consequences of untreated Mental Health Illness. They are thrown into chaos with the events that occurred with their son. – Inspired by a True Event Cast Mark Daugherty Yong Kim Chris Yejin Viewing Instructions

Road Kill

Campbell Dalglish | United States | 2016 | 21:24 “All roads begin and end at the beach.” A childless couple celebrates their 7th anniversary with an annual ritual on the night of the Rose Moon. What begins with a romantic effort to get pregnant ends in a petty argument. Speeding off in the fog from …Read more »

Cup of Tea

Jitendra Rai  | India | 2016 | 3:12 Hindi with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter A young photographer stands at the edge of a lake as she takes pictures of the beauty surrounding her. She breathes in the clean air and closes her eyes as she takes it all in, forgetting her troubles for a moment. …Read more »

Outside The Lines

Joshua Jacobs | United States | 2017 | 11:00 Facebook Insecurities/shifting priorities test a long-standing friendship between two pro basketball players. Cast Lance Cameron Holloway Bryan Lillis Kareem Rush Viewing Instructions

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Peter Paul Gauci | Malta | 2014 | 25:36 Beneath her grandma’s recollections was a story that needed to be told. Sue, whose relatives hailed from Gozo, journeys to the small archipelago in search of her roots. The trip is an endeavor for wholeness – to complete her grandma’s wishes and piece the stories that …Read more »

Tunisia 2045

Ted Hardy-Carnac | France | 2016 | 3 m 33 s Arabic, English, French, German with English Subtitles Tunisia, 2045. A father and his daughter are waiting, worried and tired. A simple gesture could decide their future… Cast Nabiha Akkari Julien Hérichon


Kedar Lawrence, Maria Theresa Barbist | United States | 2014 | 6 m 1 s Testimony portrays the protagonist’s inner struggle to reconcile with traumatic experiences of a past life and their consequences for the present self. Through movement and voice, we observe her transformation from victim to survivor – culminating in a dance of liberation. …Read more »

The Kidnapping Of A Fish

Philip A Ramos | United States | 2016 | 25 m Facebook | Twitter A mild-mannered man is kidnapped and is forced to figure out if his girlfriend is the cause of his situation in this mixed genre film. Cast Stephen Friedrich Theodora Woolley Vasile Flutur Steven Quimby Kalen J Hall This Film Is No Longer …Read more »

Tango On The Balcony

Minos Papas | United States | 2015 | 19 m 50 s Facebook | Twitter Johnny, an Iraq war veteran who wrestles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the transition to civilian life, is tormented by incessant hyper vigilance, insomnia, and the lingering questions of his past actions in combat. Cast Aristotle Stamat Giuseppe Bausilio This …Read more »