A Fugue

In the shadows of a lost place, a nameless and featureless body trapped in the liminality of time and space struggles to find the light to its path.

"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

  • Charlie Jimenez
  • Charlie Jimenez
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Surreal, Expressionistic, Moodpiece, Tonepoem, Mystery, Atmospheric
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Weymouth College
  • Philadelphia Youth Film Festival 2020
    United States
    February 22, 2020
    United States Premiere
    Official Selection: EXPERIMENTAL/ANIMATION
Director Biography - Charlie Jimenez

Charles Jimenez (They/Them) is a neurodivergent filmmaker, artist, and performer whose work revolves around the invisible worlds of memory, dreamscapes and spiritual experiences through pictorial, surrealist, and metaphysical contexts.

Charles is in their second year of study at Central Saint Martins (UAL), studying BA "Performance: Design & Practice" - Charles is currently working on a surrealist pixilation animation with the working title 'The Waiting Kitchen'.

Charles' has previously had work experience as an animator for Simon Oatley at BFI Film and Video, and has creatively directed and performed in several performance art pieces collaborating with Salvia and Dextra Mandrake; which have been featured at Riposte and Wraith, each respectively held at Electrowerkz, London.

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Director Statement

For me this piece was very much a reflection of the mental inertia I was experiencing as I was conceiving the idea for the piece, the loss of any sense of time and space lead to a purgatory-like feeling, which influenced this piece's exploration of the nature of time and space through a series of subconsciously linked scenarios that denotes an elliptical determination of encompassing forces.