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Major Global Film Festivals Across the World Join with YouTube to Announce 'We Are One'

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The film festival is to benefit World Health Organisation's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Major Global Film Festivals Across the World Join with YouTube to Announce 'We Are One'

Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube jointly announced 'We Are One', an unprecedented 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.

Starting 29th May, the ten day digital festival, produced and organised by Tribeca Enterprises, will feature programming from 20 festivals including Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and many more, enabling audiences to experience films from around the world.

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 (MAMI), 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, immersing audiences in stories from around the world and providing a voice for filmmakers on a global stage.

Core to the DNA of film festivals is the belief that artists and creators have the power to bring people together and create meaningful connections during a time when the world needs it most. Through 'We Are One', audiences will not only get a peek into different cultures through a new lens, they’ll 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.

"We often talk about film's uniquely powerful role in inspiring and uniting people across borders and differences to help heal the world. All of the world needs healing right now,” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. 'We Are One' 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 at YouTube says: "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' 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 Frémaux, Cannes Film Festival general delegate.

'We Are One: A Global Film Festival' will run from 29th May 29 to 7th June. Programming will be available for free, and will include films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy, and conversations. A full schedule will be available closer to the festival start date.

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lbbonline.com, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 10:55:20 GMT