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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In bondage

Gabriela Bruckner | Austria | 00:28:44 | 2022 German The drunken lady, a person without a name, you could also call her the one being bound into a corset, gets deeper and deeper into despair and later into alcohol addiction due to an encounter with a man with whom she falls in love. To him,… Read more »

Every Good Piece

Maria Filippone | United States | 00:19:31 | 2022 A mother of a missing son continues to decline into the abyss as her husband tries to rise above the past and stands strong in order to keep his marriage and sanity intact. Cast Tom Ciorciari Maria Filippone Writer Maria Filippone Producer Maria Filippone

tHE aGe oF aNXieTy

Stephen Donovan, Mark Dendy | United States | 00:39:52 | 2022 No Dialogue Mister C fantasizes about life beyond his pandemic prison – a 6th floor New York walk up – while his faithful companion ‘Depression’, dreams of a different type of exit. “tHe aGe oF aNXieTy,” responds to the anguish and insanity of the… Read more »


Shiona McCubbin | United Kingdom | 00:12:30 | 2022 English Niamh reaches out to her Auntie Liz when she notices her not long deceased mother’s ashes are missing. Can they overcome their differences and take comfort from each other, or will Maureen continue to drive them apart? Cast Blythe Duff Sally Reid Writer Amy Hawes… Read more »


Elisabeth Tsubota | United States | 00:11:47 | 2022 English In the wake of being left by her lover, a young woman contemplates an experimental program to colonize an alternative earth–unaware of the ramifications her decision will have on numerous lives. Cast Emily Karlsson Faye Viviana Writer Elisabeth Tsubota Producer Faye Viviana

Annie’s Audience

Jesse O’Daniel | United States | 00:09:20 | 2022 English A young woman struggles with her self-loathing as she navigates the performative nature of social media Cast Samantha Campbell Writers Jesse O’Daniel Abigail Hallex Producers Jesse O’Daniel Alexis O’Daniel


Thomas Sheriff | United Kingdom | 00:14:44 | 2022 English In a world where you can physically step inside your own mind… a desperate mother fights the urge to enter the brain space of her increasingly detached daughter. Cast Vicky Winning Isabella Colby Browne Mike Kelson Writer Jemima Wells Producer Raha Salehi

How To Con A Con

Jonathan Waide | United States | 00:17:10 | 2022 English A young magician is taken hostage by a car thief and must use his wits, sleight of hand skills, and finely tuned powers of deduction to free himself. Cast Daniel Moye Joshua Verax Writer Jonathan Waide Producer Hannah Barlow

Any Road

Benjamin Hoekstra | United States | 00:13:12 | 2022 English Two down on their luck friends come across a dangerous way of making extra money. Cast Benjamin Hoekstra Derek Thompson Drue Delio Nicole Starrett Jamie VeZolles Tom Simmons John Wesley Strong Peter Jacobs Nicole Starrett Writer Benjamin Hoekstra Producers Bradley Graustein Daniel S. McCoy Benjamin… Read more »

The Resilient Larsons

Kalyan Mantri | United States | 00:33:29 | 2022 English David and Laura who are both deaf by birth met at a community party. They are happily married and soon to become parents. Laura is pregnant with their first child. Life is not just predictable. Laura has a medical condition and she is gradually losing… Read more »