In light of the global pandemic cancelling festivals and gathering of any kind, over 20 film festivals around the world have come together to stream films for free on YouTube that were meant to debut at their events this year.
‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’ is set to run between May 29 and June 7 on YouTube, and will feature programmes by festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto International, Berlin International, Tribeca, and Venice film festivals.
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.” – Cannes Film Festival President, Pierre Lescure and Director Thierry Frémaux
The 10-day event will showcase a selection of feature films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy, and panel discussions. Details of the programming are yet to be announced. Viewers will be asked to make donations for COVID-19 relief, which will go towards the World Health Organisation and local organisations across the world.
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