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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Panic in Valley City

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Bernie Golias | United States | 00:06:40 | 2021 English A passionate collector receives an ultimatum for better or for worse. Co-director Antonio Harper Cast Bernie Golias Sara Golias Antonio Harper Writers Bernie Golias Antonio Harper Producers Bernie Golias Antonio Harper

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 »


Mason Tabor | United States | 00:04:45 | 2021 Eva, 8, recounts the most memorable moments of 2020 by making sidewalk chalk drawings. Cast Ila Splawn Writer Mason Tabor Producer Jen Gerber

Amy and the Tortoise – How Animals Saved the Planet

John Leben | United States | 00:15:37 | 2021 English Amy, a twelve year old girl, lives under a glass dome and sometimes has to wear a gas mask when the elephants let her go outside. Her outside friend is Gus, a grumpy 100 year old tortoise. Amy narrates Gus’s story of environmental disaster when… Read more »


Yurugu Matsumoto | Japan | 00:15:47 | 2021 Japanese Saki in her late twenties unexpectedly gets an incoming call from a pay phone. The caller is her father Sizuo, who lives apart from her. Reunited for the first time after a long time, they are both clumsy and two of a kind. A small night’s… Read more »


James Rasile | Canada | 00:08:14 | 2021 English Five years after a war versus the unknown, humans are used as weapons against one another. MindGait is a look into a world where human beings have been abducted and after a war in which the human race is victorious, the real consequences of these abductions… Read more »

Divide – Time to Breathe

Anthony Paulino | United States | 00:14:58 | 2021 English Gerald, an African American teenager who believes in taking a stance against the injustice to his people, and rebels against his father Jerome, a retired police officer, who does not agree with the methods implemented by the BLM supporters in 2020. Feeling suffocated and unable… Read more »

ENIGMA – The Fallen Angel

Abhay Thakur | India | 00:36:30 | 2021 English A seemingly perfect, yet flawed young woman has her routine appointment with the town’s most renowned psychiatrist. Turns out, Richa has more than usual to share today. The 60-minute appointment is about to begin now… Richa Kapoor, hailing from a wealthy background has been suffering from… Read more »