I'm not sure how to describe this short. Maybe a 'moving info-graphic about the elements of story presented in story form'...? Either way, it presents a great framework for students who are creating their own stories- be it on film or otherwise. What are the basic elements of a story, broken down into their absolute simplest components? If their story arc works, it might look something like this:
Tiny Story from Sebas & Clim on Vimeo.