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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Perdell Richardson | United States | 00:17:11 | 2020 English A group of local traffickers use ridesharing to capture women and sell them into human sex trafficking. Cast Ajima Cole Darian Michael Garey Kayta Chepka Bobby Burelli Mark Heron Michael Devon Writers Perdell Richardson Marisa DeVonish Producers Perdell Richardson Presley Aronson Marisa DeVonish Richard Brooks


Yefeng Baron Wang | China | 00:24:21 | 2020 Chinese In a riverside town in China, after a crime happened, a desperate couple begins to flee. But their romantic escape dream is finally broken. Writer Yefeng Baron Wang Producers Yuqing Cheng Yefeng Baron Wang


Benjamin Rouse | Canada | 00:10:00 | 2020 English Logline: An inexperienced young man stops a woman from committing suicide and she confides in him, transferring her suicidal impulses to him. Synopsis: A teenager on the cusp of manhood stops a depressed woman from committing suicide. He takes her back to her apartment, where they… Read more »


KC Matthews | United States | 00:14:20 | 2020 English Proof of concept short film. We all have choices to make, we all have to stand by those choices. Both Black and Blue chose to be police, both have to live with the path they chose. Cast Isaiah Gordon Ricky Wilson, Jr. Charles Tiedje Tabitha… Read more »


Yael Deynes | United States | 00:14:02 | 2020 English After the funeral of their mother, siblings Daniel and Karen are forced to confront a past that Karen can’t stop reliving and one that Daniel barely remembers. Cast Jerry Campisi Carolina Montenegro Writer Yael Deynes Producer Marsha Posner Williams Composer Angel Vazquez Editor Sebastian Enamorado… Read more »

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


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

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 »