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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The Chief

Aundra Michael Segrest | United States | 00:20:51 | 2022 English The Chief in Nash Valley has been characterized as a spiritual man, but firm when it comes to fighting crime and being respectable, to all persons regardless of race, creed, color, origin, nationality or sex. He conducts and carry himself in a very professional… Read more »


Derek Toombs | United States | 00:09:23 | 2022 English When the sun starts dying, an apathetic young man will have to do something he’s never done before to reignite it and save his girlfriend’s garden: try. Also build a rocket, learn nuclear fusion and launch himself into the sun, but mostly, try. Cast Derek… Read more »


David Cook | United States | 00:27:00 | 2022 English Teenager Akiko is mysteriously sent 30 years into the future. In this future, everyone uses a digital assistant/life management A.I. system called B.L.I.S.S., and Akiko is immediately set up with one when she is sent to live with once younger, now older brother Hiro. She… Read more »


Nano Alvarado | United States | 00:23:40 | 2022 English, Spanish A Hispanic American has bitten off more than he can chew in a paid arranged marriage for US Citizenship with a Mexican Beauty as she is the daughter of a Mexican drug lord. After discovering that a Mexican girl was willing to pay $200k… Read more »

There’s A Method to My Madness

Liberty Novoselac | United States | 00:14:01 | 2021 A young woman attends a method acting class to improve her acting skills. Her teacher challenges her to give an amazing performance but also pushes her to the brink of insanity. Cast Alexis Poole Bakari Brown Ainsley Lederfind Solomon Debreaux Jeremiah Hopkins Savannah Dover David Cabe… Read more »

Back Then

Hernán Velit | Peru | 00:15:00 | 2021 Spanish Lucia and Jorge, both in their forties, divorced and with one child each, had sex 5 months ago. One afternoon, in bed, they have for the first time a conversation about who are they and where they come from. Cast Denise Arregui Eduardo Camino Writer Hernán… Read more »


Leclercq David | Belgium | 00:20:00 | 2021 An old guy works into the same office, everyday. But one day, a young colleague arrives and puts his world upside down. Cast Michel Carcan Othmane Moumen Writers Othmane Moumen David Leclercq Producer Vincent Tavier

Down The Rabbit Hole

Yasser Nabil | United States | 00:13:08 | 2021 English A QAnon Insurrectionist breaks into Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi’s office during the January 6, 2021 Insurrection at the Capitol Building. His delusional belief that he is saving America by winning back the presidency of Donald Trump conflicts with his emotional phone conversations with… Read more »

Sinking Ships

Andreas Kessler | Germany | 00:21:25 | 2021 Germany Sara endured many years in a relationship full of control and violence. As she and her family go on vacation, an opportunity to break away suddenly presents itself. Cast Helena Hentschel Emil Hugo Wipfler Adrian Zwicker Writer Stephan Kämpf Producers Max Breuer Lukas Lankisch


Yudelka Heyer | United States | 00:31:46 | 2021 English A group of surviving women of different ethnicity and social class meet in a Center for Domestic Violence. Seeking counseling and help, thus narrating their stories of guilt, frustrations and fears. Cast Claire Monique Martin Barbara Bernardi Writer Yudelka Heyer Producers Yudelka Victor Diaz