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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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

15 Minutes

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 »

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kioumars ahmadi | Islamic Republic of Iran | 00:11:00 | 2020 Persian One extra in a film has to get slapped but he cant do it. so he goes to find someone for practicing the shot and his wife company him through it. Cast mohamad koolabadi mina hamedany Writer kioumars ahmadi Producer kioumars ahmadi

Living Things

Tom Cozens | Switzerland | 00:12:12 | 2020 English When a pandemic leaves a traumatised man alone, he chooses to face deadly storms and the demons of his past in order to find other life. Starring actor David Gyasi (Interstellar, TROY: Fall of a City), and filmed in the peaks of the Swiss and Italian… Read more »

Daemon

Wenqin Ni | United States | 00:05:37 | 2020 English A young man hanging on for life, wishes for a second chance. A daemon haunts him, and shows him the consequences of his prior mistakes. Cast Michael Southworth Wyatt Christopher Anderson John Ver Mulm Michael Williams Writer Wenqin Ni Producer Sarah Hendry

Fading Beacon

Susan Campochiaro Confrey | United States | 00:05:38 | 2020 English “When Revenge isn’t an option, what is there left to say? Cast Joel Shaw Dana Mierlak Samantha Blain Writer Joel Shaw Producers Lightfield Entertainment Inc. Susan Campcochiaro Confrey

Becoming Lola

Karen Schuback | United States | 00:48:48 | 2020 English Linda, a fifty-something, down on her luck actor, pines to one day get that big break of becoming a star. Having given up on herself and everything she really loves, she receives a random phone call from her aging manager to attend an audition that… Read more »