The World's Biggest Film Festivals Have Organized a YouTube Streaming Event
The world's major film festivals—over 20 of them—are uniting for a special online event. Call it the ultimate film festival because the streaming event will be hosted on YouTube for 10 days.
We Are One: A Global Film Festival will feature contributions from Berlin, Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and Venice, to name a few. The event will “spotlight truly extraordinary films and talent, allowing audiences to experience both the nuances of storytelling from around the world and the artistic personalities of each festival.”
The idea was conceptualized by the co-founders of the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, after several festivals were forced to cancel due to the coronavirus. “We often talk about film’s uniquely powerful role in inspiring and uniting people across borders and differences to help heal the world,” said Rosenthal. “All of the world needs healing right now.”
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Today we are so proud to join forces with other major film festivals around the world to announce "We Are One: A Global Film Festival", an unprecedented digital celebration of cinema on @YouTube. We believe in the creative power and the magic of cinema. And in the idea of solidarity. So join us for #WeAreOne. Find the link in the highlights section. . Starting May 29, the 10-day digital festival on @YouTube features programming for free from some of the world's most talented artists, storytellers and curators. The festival will benefit the @WHO and local organizations helping the relief efforts for those affected by COVID-19.
Cannes Film Festival's president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux said: “We are proud to join with our partner festivals to spotlight truly extraordinary films and talent, allowing audiences to experience both the nuances of storytelling from around the world and the artistic personalities of each festival.”
The free event will start on May 29 with content such as films, shorts, documentaries, music, and conversations.