A FUGUE

In a melancholic half-alive dreamscape, a nameless and featureless sedentary figure struggles to co-exist as its actions and movements are caught in a repetitive cycle mismatched in time and space.

"There's an intense maturity within an old soul to this film, a dark beauty that opens the door into an uncomfortable unknown, leading you to a purity of light in the end. No shortage in how one can interpret that."
- PHYFF Judges' Comments

"Charles creates an intensely immersive atmosphere through camera movement, soundscape, and editing. He gets so much out of so little by using the form to its absolute breaking point. I feel like with more to work with, and perhaps in another medium, he has the potential to make something truly incredible."
- Filmmaker Cecil Selwyn, February, 22nd 2020

  • Charles Jimenez
    Director
  • Charles Jimenez
    Writer
  • Charles Jimenez
    Animator
  • Charles Jimenez
    Cinematography
  • Charles Jimenez
    Key Cast
    “Dancer”
  • Charles Jimenez
    Sound
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Surreal, Expressionistic, Impressionistic, Moodpiece, Tonepoem, Mystery, Atmospheric, Ambience, Ambient, Multigenre, Expressionist, Abstract, Figurative
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Weymouth College
  • Philadelphia Youth Film Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    February 22, 2020
    United States Premiere
    Winner - First Place - Experimental
  • ENIMATION Festival
    Maribor
    Slovenia
    November 26, 2019
    Solvenia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Farnham Film Festival
    Farnham
    United Kingdom
    November 14, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Experimental Film Festival
    Tulsa
    United States
    June 16, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Dhaka International Youth Film Festival 2020
    Paltan, Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    July 29, 2020
    Online
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Charles Jimenez

Multidisciplinary Animator and Director who explores identity, the cosmos, and unconscious through a surrealist, oneiric, and aesthetical forms.

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Director Statement

This short was inspired by moments of prolonged inertias which would accompany me in my creative blocks, where I would almost be completely hypnotised into a dead zone of time, and be unable to come back to my senses. I would feel as if all of my thoughts and emotions were being emptied into a hollowscape, it felt threatening, yet alluring, and strangely meditative.