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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Solstice

John Johnson | United States | 17:46 Website | Facebook | Twitter A young man, Zac, is offered a Job in Seattle. He is excited to leave LA and start over, until he learns his girlfriend has no intention of leaving with him. She gives him an ultimatum. Zac struggles with his decision but with… Read more »

Skin

Guy Nattiv | United States | 2018 | 20:00 IMDB Page | Facebook A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash. Cast Jonathan Tucker… Read more »

WADAYAZE

Grohmann, Dieter Michael | Belgium | 00:06:55 | 2020 English Two men meet by accident at the beach and have a vision of past and future life. Cast Marrakchi, Talal Just, Alexander Writer Grohmann, Dieter Michael Producer Grohmann, Dieter Michael Director of Photography Vandezande, Shania Original Score Mahla, Jens

Stroke of Midnight

Niclas Ribbarp | Sweden | 2018 | 13:30 Facebook Keeping up appearances in the sphere of high society, whilst tolerating mutual infidelity – provided it’s kept secret – seems to be the only thing left sustaining Elizabeth’s and Leonard’s marriage. But when celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Swiss Alps, their loveless pact is broken…. Read more »

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Appy Days

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” goes bad. Randy finds an app to solve his families mobile technology distraction problem.

Changing Times

Bernie Golias | United States | 00:07:11 | 2021 English An old man reminisces on his childhood, his father and their shared love for antique cars as he comes to realize he’s part of a fading hobby. Co-director Antonio Harper Cast Bernie Golias Tyler Marcum Natalie Hayes Joey Cooper Writer Bernie Golias Producers Bernie Golias… Read more »

Line of Fire

Based on true events, Line of Fire is a thrilling short drama about the consequences of privilege and power after an online disagreement about video games, turns into a violent confrontation.

Red Road

A man struggles to live in two worlds peacefully.

The Follower

To the outside world, Mary, John and their daughter Annie seem like a happy family. But, within the walls of their home, it is far from happy. As the mother and child struggle to find their voices they realize that no one should live in fear.

Never This World

Billy Rex McAfee | United States | 00:22:18 | 2020 English An underachieving pot head’s life is torn apart when he and his bi/polar girlfriend are caught in the wake of a quantum government experiment that will forever change this world and the next. Co-director David Hall Cast Ryan J. Irving Rhanna Joy Cassidy Lauren… Read more »