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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Leandro Goddinho | Brazil | 2016 | 29 m Facebook Claudia decides to investigate her grandmother’s past, who recently passed away. Through a letter, she comes to Marlene, an old German lady who lives in Brazil and keeps her memories inside a pool without water. During the visit, the old lady reveals details of her… Read more »

Twin Stars

Mehmet Tığlı | Turkey | 2016 | 17 m Turkish with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter Can and Cihan are identical twins. They live in Büyükada-Prince Island with their family. First we see their period when they are 10-years old. Can is more emotional and feverish, while Cihan is more even-tempered and dominant. At night, their… Read more »

Milkshake Express

Miguel Casanova | Spain | 2016 | 20 m Follows the last day of the campaign of the PNC (New Change Party), the favorite one to win next Spanish general elections, and its charismatic leader, Valentina Garrido.


Tushar Tyagi | India | 2016 | 14 m Hindi with English Subtitles Facebook Hari is a story of a young priest who has to choose between the love of his life and between sacred oath to celibacy Cast Kanishk Kumar Jain Kinjal Jain

Behind Closed Doors

Max Cole | United States | 2016 | 9 m Twitter A couple struggles to cope with their son’s decision to come out the closet. Cast Arthur Richardson Elaine Lockhart

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Tom Sanchez Prunier | United States | 2015 | 17 m Facebook A fantasy card game tournament comes down to a David-vs.-Goliath matchup. Viewing Instructions

Your Blind Spot

Paul von Stoetzel | United States | 2015 | 18 m Facebook A modern crime story in a small Midwest town where a newly released con, Pup, is faced with the possibility of climbing the organized crime ladder. The problem is that he has to murder to do it. Cast Ethan Bjelland Edwin Strout Darrin… Read more »

Sprint to the Past

Selkin Fedor | Russian Federation | 2015 | 14 m Russian with English Subtitles Feature short film “Sprint to the past ”- is the debut director’s project of Selkin Fedor.The film tells the story of one of the most beautiful sports-rowing, about the fate of its athletes and their memories in our days.It is the… Read more »

The New Moon Party

Andrew Essig | United States | 2016 | 41 m As his campaign begins losing momentum during the national election, presidential candidate George Thorkelsson promises the American people something that will bring wealth and fame to the country, the construction of the first man-made wonder of the world. This wonder will be a marvel of engineering, visible… Read more »


Kevin Pontuti | United States | 2016 | 7 m Facebook | Twitter A young woman bears a strange burden. Cast Alexandra Loreth Viewing Instructions