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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Brayden Palluck | United States | 00:11:01 | 2022 English After being released from prison, Robert wants to avoid his former lifestyle and prioritize family. Cast Ian Segears David Walton Rice Writer Brayden Palluck Producer Connor Newton Executive Producers Shea Palluck Bryan Palluck Director of Photography Phuc Tran Editor Raymond Paez Original Score Collin Turley

The 2nd Act

Victor Fontoura | United States | 00:20:45 | 2022 English, Portuguese A short film based on a true story about a young actor who is harassed by a talent agent and decides to take matters into his own hands. Cast Evan Crommett David E. McMahon Monica Steuer Writer Victor Fontoura Producers Ana Moiolli Victor Fontoura… Read more »

The Ballerina

shan li | Georgia | 00:08:46 | 2022 English A ballerina who lose herself discovers her love for dance while changing her dance memory. Cast Zoe Gillikin Writer shan li Producer Siqi Zhang Cinematographer Chen Du

Birthday Bash

Shireen Crutchfield | United States | 00:05:29 | 2022 English When Jason vanishes on his 10th birthday, his parents find blood. Cast Shireen Crutchfield Writer Shireen Crutchfield Producer Shireen Crutchfield

PAANI (Water)

Harsh Mahadeshwar | United States | 00:11:30 | 2022 Story of a father taking care of three kids with special needs in the absence of his wife. LIFE FAILS YOU WHEN YOU STOP TRYING. When life throws curve balls at you, do not try to dodge them. They are meant to hit you, to mold… Read more »

Hero of the Desert

Lorena Sopi | Kosovo | 00:24:30 | 2022 Albanian, English A young woman in her forties named Ana, who lives in the city Prishtina, rushing to work, had an accident and hit a man around 30s, named Nadif. She tries to send the boy to the hospital, but he refuses because he is an illegal… Read more »

Boarding House

Amber A. Harris | 00:15:40 | 2022 Writer Amber A. Harris

PB & J

Richard Lee | Canada | 00:12:00 | 2022 English A man immersed in the world of virtual possibilities meets a woman who inspires him to live in the real world. Cast Jeff Yung Rosie Simon Richard Lee Writer Richard Lee Producers Sarah Miller Richard Lee Rosie Simon Sam Gaetz Jeff Yung

Blind Faith

Bruce Hickey | United States | 00:26:00 | 2022 A homeless man, hoping to see his estranged son for Christmas is forced to steal a priceless copy of the Blind Faith album signed by Eric Clapton and The Beatles from a beautiful black blind woman, who ends up changing his life. Cast Logan Martin Gloria… Read more »

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Vernon R Heard | United States | 00:08:49 | 2022 English A family deals with the impact of a police shooting involving a family member. Cast Trebrehis Ezell Lennar Thomas Allan Wayne Anderson Rhonda Wagner Writer Vernon R Heard Producer Vernon R Heard