Lightning Chess

18 turns – 18 places! Asynchrony exemplified by a speed-chess game: Lorente vs. Montanez, Malaga 1999.
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ng5+ Kg8 7.Qf3 Qe8 8.e6 Nc6 9.Qf7+ 1-0

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  • Hermann Leitner
    Director
    Kinski Screw
  • Hermann Leitner
    Writer
    Kinski Screw
  • Hermann Leitner
    Producer
    Kinski Screw
  • Hermann Leitner
    Key Cast
  • Marco Opoko
    Key Cast
  • Medin Usto
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Blitzschach
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    mocumentary, chess film, comedy, parody
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Dramawas KinoKabaret
    Innsbruck
    Austria
    April 1, 2016
    World Premiere
  • International Kinophilia Kabaret
    Linz
    Austria
    April 3, 2016
    Upper Austrian Premiere
  • Open KinoBerlino Screening Nr. 99
    Berlin
    Germany
    April 28, 2016
    German Premiere, International Premiere
  • International Film Festival Innsbruck
    Innsbruck, Tyrol
    Austria
    May 28, 2016
  • Brand New Blinkers
    London
    United Kingdom
Distribution Information
  • APEIRON FILMS
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hermann Leitner

Hermann works at the Austrian Birth Statistics Office. He is also a radio moderator at FREIRAD, a former pirate station in Innsbruck, where he hosts a film review and music show.
He begun to create shorts with Dave Lojek in 2014 during the Kino Dramawas KinoKabaret, a filmmaking workshop. For Inn-Kurzfilmfestival in Braunau 2017 he worked in the selection preview department.
Hermann’s films are characterized by a wild and immediate approach.

Filmography:

PEEPING MARCO (2021)
VENTILATE (2020)
LIGHTNING CHESS (2016)
KINSKI SCREW (2015)

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Director Statement

As a passionate chess player, I wondered where and how the people would think about their next move, if they engaged in remote games.
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FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
1. International Dramawas KinoKabaret Innsbruck, Austria 2016
2. International Kinophilia Kabaret Linz, Austria 2016
3. Open Kino Berlino Screening Nr. 99 – Berlin, Germany 2016
4. International Film Festival Innsbruck, Austria 2016
5. Brand New Blinkers London, United Kingdom 2016
6. Geofilmfestival Cittadella, Italy 2016¬
7. BRONZE MEDAL @ AFC Kurzfilmwettbewerb Vienna, Austria 2016
8. International Short & Independent Film Fest Dhaka, Bangladesh 2016
9. BRONZE MEDAL + JURY PRIZE FOR A REMARKABLE IDEA @ Landesmeisterschaft der Filmautoren Tirol – Vorarlberg – Südtirol, Innsbruck, Austria 2017
10. Overtime Sport Film Festival Mexicali (Baja California), Mexico 2017
11. MAGMART video under volcano – International Video-Art Festival Napoli, Italy 2016-2017
12. Life Screenings Festival Orlando, Florida, USA 2017
13. Geo Film Festival and Expo Cinema – Il Cinema degli Elementi Padova, Italy 2017
14. Cardiff International Film Festival, Wales, UK 2017
15. Inn-Kurzfilmfestival Braunau, Austria 2017
16. BEST ART FILM @ Keighley Film Festival, United Kingdom 2017
17. Mostra Cinema Taranto Bari, Italy 2018
18. Short Film Program of Wordfest Berlin, Germany 2019
19. Madeira Curtas - Short Films Contest, Portugal 2021