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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“Unique beauty”

Adriana Kostetska | United States | 00:16:30 | 2023 English Experience the extraordinary journey of self-discovery and acceptance in “Unique Beauty.” Join Siiana, a young girl who, after a life-altering move, faces the challenges of adapting to a new environment and the unexpected development of vitiligo, a skin condition that sets her apart. As her… Read more »

George & Dorothy

A.P. Gonzalez | United States | 00:13:40 | 2023 English The film opens at a high-end Care Facility. Through glass doors, George, a large man, once a professional athlete, watches other residents in the garden being visited by friends and relatives. George sits in his wheelchair anxiously awaiting his grandson who doesn’t show up. Suddenly,… Read more »

Five Questions

David Arrow | United States | 00:11:16 | 2023 English In Five Questions, Jill, a young woman played by Amber Paul, comes to terms with an early trauma in her life. In each of the film’s five scenes, a question is asked that propels Jill forward and toward an answer that opens a path to… Read more »

Three A.M.

Karin Trachtenberg | United States | 00:11:34 | 2023 Two mothers grapple with the right way to protect their daughters from violence, internet predators, bowling parties and the evening news. Cast Julia Trueblood Sara Burd Writer Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich Producer Julia Trueblood Director of Photography Maddie Staszak

A Touch of Magic

Shane LeCocq | United States | 00:23:00 | 2023 English An elderly magician, in danger of losing his home to foreclosure and his wife to a debilitating stroke, gets a second chance at redemption with a last-minute act of bravery. Cast Lance E. Nichols Rhonda Johnson Dents Trina LaFargue Kermit Burns Writer Shane LeCocq Producer… Read more »

Letters from an Immortal: Coffee shop

phillip mcconnell | United States | 00:03:30 | 2023 English A man imagines what it would be like to run into the love of his life again. Writer phillip mcconnell Producers phillip mcconnell scott glazer


Ramya Sivakumar | United States | 00:05:00 | 2023 English Trash follows a young woman on the day she plans to confess her love for her friend–from the whimsical fantasy she weaves in her heart and mind, to the abject disappointment when the reveal does not go as planned, to her final resolve to go… Read more »


Luke Rex | United States | 00:13:21 | 2023 English, Spanish A solitary figure at an empty bar, CIA clinical and forensic psychologist, Dr. John Flemington, is planning to visit his girlfriend in Mexico when he is pressured by mysterious underground operatives to join them on a secret mission. He really doesn’t have a choice…. Read more »

The Note You Didn’t Read

Jim Hendricks | United States | 00:14:34 | 2023 English The Note You Didn’t Read explores the realities of sexuality and depression through a historical lens: October of 1990. A young man struggles with family issues during a time when sexual identity was a taboo subject. He has difficulty processing and expressing the challenging circumstances… Read more »

Apple Pie

Erin Borg | United States | 00:09:58 | 2023 English A woman faces a new and harsh reality when she is pressured to eat a slice of apple pie that she does not want to eat. Cast Lynne Michelle Mac von Oehsen Alec Bernard Writer Erin Borg Producer Erin Borg