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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Night Voices

Bradley Hawkins | United States | 00:23:59 | 2023 English A jaded talk radio host in a cycle of hopeless and demoralizing monotony makes a life-altering decision while on-air. Cast Gorman Riggiero Jack Packer Alex Joseph Pires Writers Bradley Hawkins Peter Fenton Producer Peter Fenton

The Firefly Jar

Gary Fierro | United States | 00:29:13 | 2023 English A magician, some magic, and a wish. A walk down Reverie Rd. brings a young boy on a magical journey as he learns to cope with the recent passing of his mother in this wondrous telling of life after loss. Audience Choice WINNER – Open… Read more »


Walter Ernest Haussner | United States | 00:29:41 | 2023 1957. Two crime organizations. Two people sent in to avert a war. Who will walk away? Cast Preston Mead Writer Walter Ernest Haussner Producer Walter Ernest Haussner

Gently as We Go

Megan MacDonald | United States | 00:18:38 | 2023 Gently as We Go is the story of two young people facing the uncertainties of a young romance. After a day spent hiking, Sam Hardy and Natalie Mara return late to Natalie’s home for the first time in their relationship. Recognizing the possibility of intimacy, Sam… Read more »


Enrique Rico Diaz | United States | 00:12:25 | 2023 At the funeral of their sexually abusive father, two estranged siblings confront dirty family secrets. Cast Josh Barsell Leslie Augustine Writer Enrique Rico Diaz Producer Cori Diaz

Mommy come back

GERARDO TELLEZ | Mexico | 00:11:24 | 2023 Spanish Lucero loses her mother, but a little miracle is about to happen. Cast Susana Huacuja Evangelina Martínez Writer GERARDO TELLEZ Producers ANNA VELASCO Antonio Ortiz Luis Florencia

The Fork in the Road

CAROLYN JENNIFER CORKINDALE | Australia | 00:14:14 | 2023 English The film mostly follows a boy who is escaping within himself. He is caught up in fantasies in the woodland that reflect the trials he faces in the real world. As these occur, there are glimpses of his parallel life in the real world, experiences… Read more »


Melissa Bronski, Shanna Riker | United States | 00:08:14 | 2023 English Solitarity is a surrealist exploration of what would happen if depression were to manifest in your living room as a human like entity and you are forced to deal with it head on and face to face. Cast Dillon Sibilla Josh Bartosch Vernon… Read more »


Shanna Riker | United States | 00:12:05 | 2023 English Spaceman is an exploration of human emotions. It follows Bobby on his first jaunt back into the dating world after escaping an abusive marriage in which he was the victim of domestic violence. Cast Marcus Jahn Kitty Ostapowicz Writer Thomas DeRoberto Producers Melissa Bronski Shanna… Read more »

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Vanessa Powers | United States | 00:08:00 | 2023 English A young man struggles with his sobriety while he and his wife host a holiday dinner with her dysfunctional family. Cast Casey Hoekstra Marissa Moeller James Wilsford Abbey Lowenstein Cynthia Schreiner Smith Jenn Rathsack Writers Vanessa Powers Laura LaBree Producer Tristan Corrigan