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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Darlene Johnson | Australia | 2015 | 13 m Bluey, an angry young woman trapped in a life of violence, meets a mystery mentor who could change everything. Bluey is a story of courage, heart and the fight for survival. Cast BLUEY Tasia Zalar MR MYSTERY Matt Nable

By His Stripes

Stephen C. Bortsalas | United States | 2014 | 31 m A chronicling of the final hours of Jesus’ life following him through the crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and flashbacks revealing the message behind the man. Cast Jose Olivencia Jimmy Smuda Fritz Beiswenger Michael Saenz Sean Hart Anthony Kelly Karen Eckstein-sarkissian Jana Hart Matthan Griggs Stephen C…. Read more »


Noel Harris | Canada | 2016 | 15 m Facebook | Twitter When a single mom, facing eviction, is offered a night’s work, she unsuccessfully seeks a babysitter for her two small children. Desperate, she reaches out to the last person she wants to ask for a favour. Cast Darryl Hopkins Krystin Pellerin Jorja King Viewing Instructions


Francisco Denis | Venezuela | 2016 | 10 m 20 s Spanish with English Subtitles With this short history i wanted to portrait the unreal that our way to assume the most absurd situations in everyday life has become. it is an acid and black humor. This story was written in the days when caracas… Read more »


Cyrus Neshvad | Luxembourg | 2014 | 11 m Luxembourgish with English Subtitles Since Antoine, a travelling doctor, no longer takes the time to come and see her, Renée is convinced that she had been a bad mother.

Sweet Dreams

Remo Pini | Switzerland | 2015 | 5 m A wife is driven to desperate measure when she has to deal with her husband’s snoring. Cast Anna Lienhardt

Goodbye, Ohio

Michael Wendt | United States | 2015 | 15 m 19 s Facebook A young woman on the verge of moving, has a meeting with the one person who might convince her to stay, her ex. Cast Jessy Leigh Jesse DiFranco

Road Kill

Campbell Dalglish | United States | 2016 | 21:24 “All roads begin and end at the beach.” A childless couple celebrates their 7th anniversary with an annual ritual on the night of the Rose Moon. What begins with a romantic effort to get pregnant ends in a petty argument. Speeding off in the fog from… Read more »


Philippe Orreindy | France | 2017 | 14:10 French Françoise is a company director. She is under the perverse psychological influence of her superior. But is it real or is it a hallucination caused by her anguish? Cast Aurélia Petit Stanislas Stanic Geneviève Robin Emmanuelle Cousin Bahadir Canioglu Producer Brewenn Hellec Les Films de l’Heure… Read more »

The Peculiar Abilities Of Mr Mahler

Paul Philipp | Germany | 2017 | 29:00 German with English Subtitles East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But… Read more »