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 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


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


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


Kimberley T. Zulkowski, Stephen Gregory Curtis | United States | 2017 | 13:56 Tiff, a troubled young girl whose life is on a downward spiral, finds cutting as a means to escape and cope with the physical, verbal, and sexual abuse suffered at the hands of her drug-addicted mother. Cast Yolanda T. Ross Writer Kimberley… Read more »

SkyTribe Chronicle

Gregg Lauer | United States | 2015 | 15:00 I was flying high on a very successful art career, my paintings selling well, living the artist’s dream in Boulder, Colorado. Filled with daring and replete with connections I moved to California to hit it big. I did not. Eight months later, after a complete failure… Read more »

Oak Bones

Lindsay Corriveau | United States | 2017 | 15:00 Facebook A woman, carved from wood and brought to life by a possessive artist, unwittingly falls in love with a scarred street performer and the turbulent world he inhabits right outside her window. IMDB LINK Cast Katherine Reid Tue Hoe Chris Tilley Writer Lindsay Corriveau Producer… Read more »

Heavy Rain

Brian Nissley | United States | 2017 | 9:17 Cast Daniel Contois Melina Kay Linnda Durre Writer Brian Nissley Producer William Blue Viewing Instructions


Bill Redding | United States | 2017 | 8:38   A woman craves to start a family but first must resolve her secret career. Cast Bill Redding Writer Bill Redding Producer Bill Redding