Programming will be available for free and will include films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy, and conversations.
Video sharing platform YouTube and Tribeca Enterprises have jointly announced “We Are One: A Global Film Festival”, a 10-day digital film festival exclusively on YouTube, bringing together an international community of storytellers to present festival programming for free to audiences around the world.
Set to begin from May 29 to June 7, on We Are One YouTube channel, the festival will feature programming curated by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), Jerusalem Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, and more.
Through We Are One: A Global Film Festival, audiences will be able to support local communities by directly donating to organisations helping the relief efforts for those affected by COVID-19. The festival will benefit the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as local relief partners in each region.
Commenting on the festival, Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal, said: “We often talk about film’s uniquely powerful role in inspiring and uniting people across borders and differences to help heal the world. The world needs healing right now. We Are One: A Global Film Festival unites curators, artists and storytellers to entertain and provide relief to audiences worldwide. In working with our extraordinary festival partners and YouTube we hope that everyone gets a taste of what makes each festival so unique and appreciates the art and power of film.”
Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube, remarked: “One of the most unique and inspiring aspects of the world staying home is our ability to come together and experience an event as one, and We Are One: A Global Film Festival is just that. Along with Tribeca Enterprises and our incredible partners, we are bringing fans the opportunity to experience the curated programming each of these festivals provides as part of our ten-day long event. It’s an event that’s never been done before and we’re proud to be the home for this fantastic content that is free to fans around the world.”
“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,” said Pierre Lescure, President of the Cannes Film Festival, and Thierry Fr é maux, Cannes Film Festival General Delegate.