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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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Camille’s Game

Nick Hawdon | United States | 00:13:04 | 2021 English Camille, a woman trapped inside her own mind on the verge of her death, must face off against three figures from her past- her father, a scorned ex-lover, and her estranged son- in a final game of chess. Cast Lissa Carandang-Sweeney Marc Lubbers Sara Romanello… Read more »

Birnam Wood

Maxwell C. Blackriver | United States | 00:17:27 | 2021 English Fevered re-imagining of Macbeth in Birnam Wood. Cast Charles Grayson Eileen McShane Heather Stevenson Ginny Pados Beutnagel Bridget Burke Weiss Macduff Malcolm Ross Ghost of Banquo King Duncan Writer Maxwell C. Blackriver based on William Shakespeare Producers Maxwell C. Blackriver William J. Ward

When We Prey On Them

Ronald Greene | United States | 00:35:02 | 2021 English A Police Interrogation doesn’t go as expected when the confessed killer gives the Officers a night they won’t soon forget. Co-director Shirod Greene Cast Ronald Dillard Jr. Aaron Stein David Milks Raymond Ritzau Ryan J. Wilson Dale Leopaild Writer Ronald Dillard Jr. Producers Shirod Greene… Read more »


Tyna Ezenma | Nigeria | 00:10:38 | 2021 English ‘I Am Somebody’ is a short anthology that follows the life of 4 men and their mental health. Through Ayo’s perseverance we get to see how Tosin, Chike and Moyin deal with their mental health challenges. Cast Asa’ah Samuel Chris Okagbue Nwachukwu Uti Akindele Akinwonmi Writer… Read more »


Éric PINÉDA | France | 00:10:03 | 2021 French Anna’s lifeless body is abandoned on a deserted road in the middle of a forest. Like the character’s name, this palindromic film tells the story of how this young woman from a wealthy family met her tragic end. Cast Justine ALLAME Alex MESNIL Xavier GOJO Writer… Read more »

In Other News

Ivan D. Ossa | Canada | 00:10:44 | 2021 English Isaac is having what he believes to be a regular typical Saturday. But in a world designed against you, even a good deed can attract a dreadful outcome. Cast Jephthe Beljour Writer Ivan D. Ossa Producer John Tan Executive Producer Ivan D. Ossa Cinematographer Brandon… Read more »

The Waiting Man

Adam Michael | United States | 00:10:09 | 2021 English A woman comes home to what she thinks is an empty apartment. Cast Leah Harper Anthony Dain Writer Adam Michael Producer Adam Michael


Emre Okten | United States | 00:04:01 | 2021 English AWAY takes place in a distant post-apocalyptic future where the main character “The Traveler” is a young woman who’s trying to survive by scavenging food and supplies as she wanders between a burnt forest and the almost “ghost city” she lives in. AWAY was made… Read more »

Washing Machine

Anand Singh Chouhan | India | 00:17:30 | 2021 Rajasthani Kishan is taking his wife to a nearby doctor, while the his father secretly desires for some good news and prays for his wishes to come true. The girl in the house plays with a boy doll not knowing it will be lost and broken… Read more »


Rane Jameson | United States | 00:24:57 | 2021 A struggling actor takes a job as a live-in ranch hand for an unorthodox young couple in the canyons of Malibu. Co-director Michael Willer Cast Ryan Bertroche Denise Pool Rane Jameson Maite Garcia Shawn Christian Writer Rane Jameson Producers Rane Jameson Paul Piercy