All eyes may be on this weekend's Academy Awards, but we at Sloan Science and Film will be keeping a watch on the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony as Andrew Bujalski’s acclaimed film Computer Chess, supported by two Sloan grants from Sundance and Tribeca Film Institutes, is up for three awards. The film has been nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and the John Cassavetes Award (best feature made for under $500,000). As always, the Spirits ceremony takes place the day before the Oscars in Los Angeles, California. For those who haven't caught up with this weird and wonderful film, it's now available to stream on Netflix. Computer Chess is one of the nine completed films to come out of Sloan’s film development pipeline that has been released into theaters.
Computer Chess and the Independent Spirit Awards