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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A Rude Awakening

Karen Withem | United States | 2015 | 6 m A Rude Awakening is a comedy-mystery about a young woman who gets a bump on the head and thinks her doctor is trying to steal her identity. Cast Hannah Elsie Chapman Tracey Coppedge Michael Howard Per Filmmaker’s Request, This Film is No Longer Available for Screening…. Read more »

After Rachel

Josh Litman | United States | 2014 | 18 m A recently widowed man attempts to hide the reality of his wife’s death from his hostile, Alzheimer’s-ridden father-in-law. Cast Solomon Shiv William Mahoney Paul Walling

Refuge

Angela Wold | United States | 2015 | 26 Facebook Telfer thought he had everything he wanted as a contract hit man. When a routine job lands him face-to-face with a figure of his past, he is forced to make a choice. Deception, truth, motives, and choices race against time as the lives of characters… Read more »

The Man Who Walked Too Far

Peter Bluck | United Kingdom | 2015 | 47 m Facebook After taking early retirement from a career in advertising, Jonathan Cunningham recently separated, decides to embark on a walking holiday. A chance visit to a local emporium and the purchase of a walking stick initiates a chain of strange and unexplained occurrences and leads Jonathan… Read more »

(Little) Red Riding Hood

Stéphane Guenin, Daniel Jenny | United States | 2015 | 4 m Facebook Once upon a time, there was a little girl, the most beautiful little girl one could ever see, who lived in a town near the forest and everyone called her Little Red Riding Hood. As she was going to visit her grandmother who was… Read more »

Awesome Runaway!!

Benjamin De Los Santos | New Caledonia | 2015 | 7 m French with English Subtitles Facebook Before escaping an intense interrogation, James gets drugged. Now, nothing can stop him… Nearly nothing!! Cast Benjamin De Los Santos

Donald’s Mom

Elyse Ostrow | United States | 2015 | 8 m Facebook A short comedy about a young nerd named Donald, who struggles to deal with the constant torment of his peers, until he meets a hefty hooker named Maureen. Cast Seanan Ellis Lauren Langley Felicia Wilkins Tyler Warrington

Album

Valeria Patane | Spain, Italy | 2012 | 35 m Italian with English Subtitles Giacomo Morante and Enrique Irazoqui were the San Juan and the Christ of Paolini in ” Matthew ” , they were the youngest in the shooting and had a deep friendship . In 48 years they had not seen . Giacomo crossing out… Read more »

The Falling Soldier

Julian Zuazo | Spain | 2015 | 11 m A militiaman killed in the Spanish civil war, comes a life in Madrid today.

Acquiescence

Nevin Bernet | United States | Production Year | 23 m A man struggles with his guilt and shame around the loss of his daughter. Cast Chopper Bernet Charlotte Foote