Computer Chess

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(Award given to the writer, director and producers of a feature made for under $500,000)

WRITER/DIRECTOR: Andrew Bujalski
PRODUCERS: Houston King / Alex Lipschultz


Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers circa 1980, Computer Chess transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future.