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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Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin | Pakistan | 00:07:14 | 2021 Urdu Meher, Anwar and Arhab, a bereft and broken family, must face the circumstances around the death of Jibran (Jibi), their son and brother. Cast Nimra Bucha Arslan Khan Fawad Jalal Writer Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin Producer Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin Director of Photography Farman Ali Sound Recordist… Read more »


Ryan Hammaker | United States | 00:02:38 | 2021 English Logline: An elderly woman recalls a memory before her very last breath. Synopsis: Sunflowers sway as bees hover, the youthful blue eyes of an innocent young girl open. A moment of pure bliss shifts… decades later she’s alone in a mansion reflecting on that moment… Read more »


Anne Nichols Brown | United States | 00:14:29 | 2021 English A troubled teenager attempts to save his sister from what seems to be an abusive home. Cast Jereon Frank Kales Riley Horn Writer Jereon Frank Kales Producer Lucy G Brown

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Agatino Zurria | United States | 00:20:00 | 2021 English As the world gets used to life during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, seven seemingly unconnected characters experience cabin fever and so they interact with each other through technology, with those they usually neglect or abuse during normal times, in search of solace. But find what… Read more »

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Kelley Lockman | United States | 00:21:03 | 2021 English A couple’s love is tragically cut short when cancer takes the life of a man’s young bride. The aftermath of being left behind leads the husband to desperately and sometimes hopelessly search for meaning, solace and the will to live. Cast Kelley Lockman Kimberly Hamilton… Read more »

The Promise

Christopher Kennedy | United States | 00:16:50 | 2021 English In 1954 a stranger knocks on the door to a house. As he waits for someone to answer, he looks at a picture in his pocket. Cut to 13 years earlier, Bill was at that doorstep where he eventually proposed to his girlfriend Mary. But… Read more »

Miss You, Dad

Neera Zaveri | United States | 00:14:48 | 2021 English Logline: After the death of her father, Ava processes the memories of her seemingly perfect childhood, struggling to come to terms with her parents’ role in destroying her innocence. Synopsis: This short film follows the life of Ava, who carries with her the memories of… Read more »


Maxime Le Flaguais | Canada | 00:17:53 | 2021 In a near future, a lonely man elaborates a twisted plan in order to fulfill his desire to have a child. Cast Steven McCarthy Writers Maxime Le Flaguais Frank Tremblay Producers Maxime Le Flaguais Chasseurs films

The Silent Song

CAROLYN JENNIFER CORKINDALE | Australia | 00:16:46 | 2021 English It is 1970 and families in Australia are torn apart by the Vietnam War and popular resistance to conscription. Jenny, a young woman with a sweet voice, loses her ability to sing after her family rejects her active membership of the protest movement. Emotions are… Read more »


DELPHINE MONTAIGNE | France | 00:09:00 | 2021 French This time, Felix is risking a lot. The director summoned his mother and threatened to deny him the access to the establishment. But what could Felix have done? And what kind of establishment is it exactly? Cast LAURENCE CÔTE GERARD DESSALLES NADIR BENLALA MARIE BRAY Writer… Read more »