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 Laws of Motion

Patrick Kendall | United States | 00:23:54 | 2023 English Three Friends help a Divorcee pack up his life and abandon his family home during the events of Covid-19 in Philadelphia. Each are affected by the pandemic differently. As they pack the boxes, they unpack their stories & reopen old wounds, setting in motion a… Read more »

People in the Twilight Zone

Minoru MIZOGUCHI | Japan | 00:27:00 | 2023 Japanese FUJIYAMA Go, who is an art college senior, grew up in a single-mother family, and he is a very devoted son. Recently he was exhausted because he has been failing at his job hunting after graduation next year. Also Go worries about his mother who is… Read more »

The Tableherder

Aleksandr Tretiakevich | Russian Federation | 00:39:59 | 2023 English Writer Aleksandr Tretiakevich Producer Aleksandr Tretiakevich

Staying Afloat

Robert Enriquez | United States | 00:10:30 | 2023 English Gina and Robbie, an eclectic couple struggling to “stay afloat” whilst living on a sailboat in an expensive beachside town, get a taste of how the other half lives when they housesit for a successful businessman. Cast Autumn Harrison Matt Hudacs Robert Enriquez Writer Amber… Read more »


Natalie Gilles, Nick Thaman | United States | 00:09:35 | 2023 English A young man’s life is changed after he discovers he has won the lottery at a family dinner. Ryan keeps this information to himself as he converses with his family. However, in an effort to make his family take him seriously, he reveals… Read more »


Tanner Bushell | Canada | 00:03:59 | 2023 English, Spanish Tasked with looking after his dad’s dog, a young man ends up scouring the neighborhood thinking it ran away. Cast Tanner Bushell Writer Tanner Bushell Producer Tanner Bushell Director of Photography Ros Sopheap Production Assistant/ Boom Operator Jagdeep Grewal Editor/ 1 Assistant Camera Tyler Tanner… Read more »


Lauren Nicole Dreyfus | United States | 00:19:34 | 2023 English A soldier from a dystopian timeline is sent back on a mission to prevent the creation of robots who took control and destroyed his world. When he returns to 2015 and meets Anna Rubinson, the inventor of said robots, he must overcome the difficulty… Read more »


Chetna Gola | United States | 00:22:36 | 2023 Hindi This is a story of a woman’s struggle with two men who came into her life, one as her husband, whom she cares for…but whom she could not love, romance, or connect with at any level. Now, in her late 30s, devoid of any physical… Read more »


Manoj Tiwari | United States | 00:24:00 | 2023 English, Hindi, Urdu Inspired by a true story of a woman’s struggle in a patriarchal society and her empowerment, of a woman searching to find love at a mature age, and living life on her own terms. Samina, a divorced woman, abandoned by her husband in… Read more »

Two Of Us

Leo Rassool | United States | 00:06:35 | 2023 English A couple who has just moved in together learn to love each other on a deeper level as their intimate and personal secrets are revealed to one another. Cast Sandra Akins Writer Leo Rassool Producer Ted Harris