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 Perfect Crime

John and Rachel find themselves in a very bad situation on the day she was planing to introduce him to her family when they accidentally hit a person and are torn on what to do whit the body.

World As We Know It

Jameson Bryant | United States | 2019 | 10:38 Website Neil lives in a society where the allied world corporation has adapted the intake of pills called Repicle, to increase work productivity. Neil is forced to live without these pills one day, after he loses them. He goes through the day trying to hide his… Read more »


Martin Desgagné, Pascal Contamine | Canada | 2019 | 8:40 French with English Subtitles Website | Facebook In response to the injustices and social inequalities he suffers, a man praises the beating as an ultimate means of communication … Transference is a cruel poem, from which no one will come out unscathed. Cast Pascal Contamine… Read more »

Wherever She May Be

Paul Bojack | United States | 2019 | 10:16 As a young woman broods over a request from a dying man, she reconnects with her mother’s profane and poetic spirit. Wherever She May Be uses a hybrid of literary and cinematic elements, a fractured narrative, and shifts in tone to explore the offbeat yet intense… Read more »

When I Loved Her

Andrea Lynn Nash | United States | 2019 | 8:00 A young man falls in love with the perfect girl but it quickly disintegrates when his own self doubt clouds his judgement. A story of self-sabotage, because even love can’t save you from yourself. Cast Roberto Forero Bethany Watson Writer Andrea Lynn Nash Producer Andrea… Read more »

This Day We Saw The Volcano

Dagmara Wyskiel | Chile | 2019 | 12:38 Spanish with English Subtitles Website On desert wilderness, without adults, two boys try to find answers to their questions. They roam through open spaces, without hurry. They rest in the middle of the road or under high voltage towers. They talk about life and death, ask what… Read more »

The Bottom Turn

Michael A McDougall | Indonesia | 2019 | 23:00 English, Indonesian with English Subtitles In rural Java, fourteen year old Eka’s only passion is catching waves which her brutal father believes is shameful for a young woman and beats her for it, until her mother helps her leave home to undertake a journey of thousands… Read more »


Stavroula Toska, Cady McClain, Laurie Weltz, Katie Maguire | United States | 2018 | 24:26 Website | Facebook | Twitter Based on the true life story of creator Stavroula Toska, SWITCH follows Stella, a woman who begins working as a dominatrix at The Temp, Manhattan’s upscale BDSM establishment, as a way of making ends meet…. Read more »

In The Dark

Terry Smith | United Kingdom | 2019 | 2:36 Two chancers fall out mid scam … Shot exclusively on a smartphone (and mostly lit using them too), this no-budget short is intended to be texturally uneven, to jar in the way that real life does, or Adam Curtis’s documentaries do. Whether that’s sustainable in a… Read more »

Hateful Forty-Eight

Aimee Elizabeth Bubblis | United States | 2019 | 13:48 A mock documentary when filming a film for a 48 hour film festival. Similar to the “Office” or “Parks and Recreation Cast Jef Figallo Jenn Sullivan Brandon Stouff Aimee Elizabeth Bubblis Jeff Lagreco Stewart Randolph Writer Jef Figallo Jenn Sullivan Stewart Randolph Aimee Bubblis Brandon… Read more »