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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Chris Moraitis | Greece | 2015 | 11 m Modern Greek (1453-) with English Subtitles Dimitris (a 10 years old boy) is the only child of a rich family. The only person that took care of him, his grandma, is dead. Now his only companion is his pet guinea pig. When Dimitris parents decide a… Read more »

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Tristan Artin | Australia | 2014 | 10 m Every year countless youth enter the juvenile justice system. What happens behind closed doors is by law a mystery. This drama is a chilling walk into a world very few know anything about. It follows the journey of a young man as he fights to survive… Read more »

Lost in Time

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The Shattered Mind

Jade Bryan | United States | 2014 | 48 m Facebook | Twitter The film tells a story about a displaced teenager who is trying to find herself in a self-respecting Deaf family and overcoming an unusual psychological and neurological conditions. Ultimately, her biggest battle is in dealing with recurring nightmares due to amnesia from… Read more »


Bartosz Kruhlik | Poland | 2016 | 24 m Polish with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter Adaptation: 1. Structural or functional evolution of an organism towards higher survivability. 2. Process of an individual becoming better suited to the environment and more resistant to outer stress. 3. The ability of eyesight to adjust to seeing in… Read more »

Another Empty Space

Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro | Brazil | 2015 | 8 m In the Berlin winter, two ex-lovers meet again for the first time since their break up. Cast Fernando Álvarez Rebei Muki Sabogal Hoji Fortuna Youla Boudali