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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There’s A Method to My Madness

Liberty Novoselac | United States | 00:14:01 | 2021 A young woman attends a method acting class to improve her acting skills. Her teacher challenges her to give an amazing performance but also pushes her to the brink of insanity. Cast Alexis Poole Bakari Brown Ainsley Lederfind Solomon Debreaux Jeremiah Hopkins Savannah Dover David Cabe… Read more »

Back Then

Hernán Velit | Peru | 00:15:00 | 2021 Spanish Lucia and Jorge, both in their forties, divorced and with one child each, had sex 5 months ago. One afternoon, in bed, they have for the first time a conversation about who are they and where they come from. Cast Denise Arregui Eduardo Camino Writer Hernán… Read more »


Leclercq David | Belgium | 00:20:00 | 2021 An old guy works into the same office, everyday. But one day, a young colleague arrives and puts his world upside down. Cast Michel Carcan Othmane Moumen Writers Othmane Moumen David Leclercq Producer Vincent Tavier

Down The Rabbit Hole

Yasser Nabil | United States | 00:13:08 | 2021 English A QAnon Insurrectionist breaks into Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi’s office during the January 6, 2021 Insurrection at the Capitol Building. His delusional belief that he is saving America by winning back the presidency of Donald Trump conflicts with his emotional phone conversations with… Read more »

Sinking Ships

Andreas Kessler | Germany | 00:21:25 | 2021 Germany Sara endured many years in a relationship full of control and violence. As she and her family go on vacation, an opportunity to break away suddenly presents itself. Cast Helena Hentschel Emil Hugo Wipfler Adrian Zwicker Writer Stephan Kämpf Producers Max Breuer Lukas Lankisch


Yudelka Heyer | United States | 00:31:46 | 2021 English A group of surviving women of different ethnicity and social class meet in a Center for Domestic Violence. Seeking counseling and help, thus narrating their stories of guilt, frustrations and fears. Cast Claire Monique Martin Barbara Bernardi Writer Yudelka Heyer Producers Yudelka Victor Diaz


Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin | Pakistan | 00:07:14 | 2021 Urdu Meher, Anwar and Arhab, a bereft and broken family, must face the circumstances around the death of Jibran (Jibi), their son and brother. Cast Nimra Bucha Arslan Khan Fawad Jalal Writer Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin Producer Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin Director of Photography Farman Ali Sound Recordist… Read more »


Ryan Hammaker | United States | 00:02:38 | 2021 English Logline: An elderly woman recalls a memory before her very last breath. Synopsis: Sunflowers sway as bees hover, the youthful blue eyes of an innocent young girl open. A moment of pure bliss shifts… decades later she’s alone in a mansion reflecting on that moment… Read more »


Anne Nichols Brown | United States | 00:14:29 | 2021 English A troubled teenager attempts to save his sister from what seems to be an abusive home. Cast Jereon Frank Kales Riley Horn Writer Jereon Frank Kales Producer Lucy G Brown

Love Distance

Agatino Zurria | United States | 00:20:00 | 2021 English As the world gets used to life during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, seven seemingly unconnected characters experience cabin fever and so they interact with each other through technology, with those they usually neglect or abuse during normal times, in search of solace. But find what… Read more »