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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Running Against The Wind

Joe Capucini | United States | 00:19:06 | 2020 English In 1990 renowned attorney Daniel James Turner gets a phone call that shakes the very foundation of his world. “Running Against the Wind” is a story of love and deception. The call forces him to come face to face with his own demons and pits… Read more »

The discrete way

Ho Lam | France | 00:20:00 | 2020 Wai, a young Asian man in his twenties, lives at his aunt and uncle’s. He works for them as a delivery man. Trapped in a tedious life conditioned by work and a withdrawn community, he meets a solitary man. This encounter will move him deeply. Cast Duke… Read more »

Assisted Suicide

Herb Cremer | United States | 00:18:46 | 2020 English Kristen’s suicide is hindered when her friend Nancy decides to help her. Co-director Joe Cremer Cast Melissa Malone Diann Gogerty Writers Herb Cremer Joe Cremer Producers Herb Cremer Joe Cremer Grace Soriano Assistant Director Grace Soriano

Forgotten

Herb Cremer | United States | 00:06:50 | 2020 English A young man’s long-lost sister returns, bringing with her a lifetime of forgotten memories. Co-director Joe Cremer Cast Arnie Rodriguez Austin Green Lianna Morra Writers Herb Cremer Joe Cremer Producers Herb Cremer Joe Cremer Theresa Labreglio Melissa Malone

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You Can Go Now

Marisa Merkl | United States | 00:14:26 | 2020 An abrupt personal tragedy uproots Tanda from her day and she rushes to face the inevitable. Her new, jolted world feels peculiar—a strange experience that is impossible for any of us to put into words. Cast Nyssa Greatorex Tim Higgins Clarence Aumend Jay Winters Linda Cieslik… Read more »

Bumpy Rhodes

Patrick Coleman | United States | 00:16:40 | 2020 English KENDRICK DRESDEN helps in a scheme to score drugs with his best friend DARRIN “BUMPY” RHODES, who is triggered to get high after finding out his girlfriend is his half-sister the day before his final drug test and parole hearing. 13 months sober, Darrin “Bumpy”… Read more »

The Creator

Gary Gananian | Brazil | 00:15:00 | 2020 Portuguese An attempt to make a film in a wasted relationship between the frustrated director and his aspiring actress girlfriend makes us question whether art imitates life or if it’s the other way round. Cast Carol Cavesso Vitor Vieira Writer Gary Gananian Producer Gary Gananian

Charlatan

Kwame Ghartey Amoo | United States | 00:32:00 | 2020 English When a orphan kid comes over to the U.S. from a Civil War in Africa his life turns more downward as he loses his foster mom to cancer. Frustrated with terrible relationships his life has provided the young man only gets more infatuated with… Read more »

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Portraitist

Cyrus Neshvad | Luxembourg | 00:15:42 | 2019 French A suicidal grandfather kindles a relationship with his dying granddaughter through art. Cast Albert Delpy Hervé Sogne Lysa Welschen Brigitte Urhausen Annette Schlechter Writers Cyrus Neshvad Guillaume Levil Producer Cyrus Neshvad

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Rocky Collins | United States | 00:16:06 | 2020 English Samantha Hamilton, gorgeous African American emerging filmmaker, is looking for love at this speed dating event because she paid her money and can’t get it back. Colin Rudd, handsome African American investment banker at Goldman Sachs, is ready to find a connection so he can… Read more »