Algorithms nominated for Grierson Award

Algorithms, the award-winning documentary about India’s young blind chess players, directed by Ian McDonald and produced by Geetha J, has now been nominated for a Grierson Award in the Best Newcomer Documentary category. The Grierson awards are the most prestigious documentary awards in the UK.

Algorithms will vie with The Joy of Logic by Catherine Gale, Last Chance School by Marc Williamson and The Man Whose Mind Exploded by Toby Amies. The documentary follows three boys and a champion player turned pioneer over three years and uncovers the fascinating but largely unknown world of Blind Chess in India.

Algorithms will have its US premiere on 20 September at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, followed by a theatrical release in Los Angeles and New York City in October.

The Grierson awards will be announced in London on 3 November.

Algorithms is produced under the banner AkamPuram from Kerala, India, and is supported by FIDE (the World Chess Federation) and Newcastle University in the UK. It is distributed in North America by First Run Features.


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