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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The Audition

James Thompson | Australia | 2015 | 9 m 11 s A casual breakfast rendezvous between two housemates quickly descends into an interrogative and sinister exchange when one asks the other to help him read an audition script. Cast Michael Wahr Ben Ridgwell Imogen Hopper

Spoken Silence

David Dargaud | France | 2014 | 16 m 34 s French with English Subtitles A forty-year-old man suddenly dies on the sidewalk as he is jogging. Some days later, in a interrogation room, several of his relatives and close friends will describe him as great guy, a good man. But it seems that the devoted and …Read more »

Sun Valley

Sasha Gransjean | United States | 2016 | 6 m 50 s Privacy is obliterated as a young girl is unable to compromise between creativity, intimacy, and spirituality. Cast Marina Khakhayeva

Training Room Tlv

Israel Winkler, Eldad Bouganim | Israel | 2015 | 10 m 3 s Two men work out together, helping each other breath through the pain and experience the pleasure they are seeking for in their training. In a compelling examination of pain, relationships, and sex, Training Room TLV looks at the social boundaries that keep all three …Read more »

The Last Transmission

Stephen Turselli | United States | 2016 | 18 m Facebook Based on a true story about a young Cessna pilot and an aging air traffic controller whose lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico. Cast Brendan Fehr Dale O’Malley Steven Michael Quezada


Islamic Republic of Iran | 2016 | 31 m Persian with English Subtitles Leila hasn’t been allowed to experience and make mistakes to know herself and her skills. In her early thirties, she doesn’t know, yet, what she wants in her life. She thinks if she marries, most of her problems will be solved; however it …Read more »

Split Ticket

Alfred Thomas Catalfo | United States | 2016 | 19:35 Facebook In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events. Cast Graham King Nathaniel Scott Donna Phofolos Greg Kretschmar Gregory Athans Producer …Read more »


Rob Lewis | United States | 2015 | 25 m Facebook | Twitter SLLiP Follows Cam, a young father injured at work who fights to shield his family from his daily pain and addiction. When prescription drugs are not enough to manage, will he risk losing his family and his sanity to his demons? Cast …Read more »