Major film festivals around the world are joining YouTube to announce We Are One: A Global Film Festival that will screen films on the web from May 29 to June 7, 2020.
We Are One: A Global Film Festival, produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises, a company founded by Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal, is a digital festival that will screen films from May 29 to June 7. The digital event will feature films from the programming of 20 festivals, including the Berlinale, Festival de Cannes, Venice Mostra and many others, to allow audiences to discover films from around the world. The festival will be organized to benefit the World Health Organization‘s #Covid19 Solidarity Response Fund.
While many film festivals are compromised, such as Cannes 2020, Tribeca Enterprises, organizer of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, and YouTube have announced We Are One: A Global Film Festival, a 10-day digital film festival exclusively on #YouTube. Beginning May 29th, the digital festival will bring together an international community of storytellers to present the festival’s programming free of charge to audiences around the world, immersing audiences in stories from around the world and giving filmmakers a voice on a global stage. We Are One: A Global Film Festival will feature free programming including films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy and conversation. The full program will be available closer to the start date of the festival.
The biggest film festivals
We Are One: A Global Film Festival will present programming from the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the Berlinale, the London Film Festival BFI, the Festival de Cannes, the Guadalajara International Film Festival, the Macau International Film and Awards Festival (IFFAM), the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Mumbai Film Festival, the 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 Mostra, and many others.
Discover different cultures from a new perspective
The raison d’être of film festivals is based on the belief that artists and creators have the power to bring people together and create meaningful connections at a time when the world needs them most. Through We Are One: A Global Film Festival, audiences will not only be able to experience different cultures in a new way, but also support local communities by making direct donations to organizations involved in relief efforts for those affected by Covid-19. The festival will benefit the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as local humanitarian partners in each region.
The world needs healing
Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and managing director of Tribeca Enterprises and the Tribeca Film Festival explains: “We often talk about the particularly powerful role of cinema in inspiring and uniting people across borders and differences to help heal the world. The whole world needs healing right now! We Are One: A Global Film Festival brings together curators, artists and storytellers to entertain and soothe audiences around the world. By working with our extraordinary festival partners and YouTube, we hope that everyone can get a taste of what makes each festival so unique and appreciate the art and power of film”.
Free content for fans around the world
“One of the most unique and inspiring aspects of staying at home is our ability to come together and experience an event as a whole, and We Are One: A Global Film Festival is just that,” said Robert Kyncl, YouTube Chief Business Officer. “Together with Tribeca Enterprises and our incredible partners, we are offering fans the opportunity to experience the programming of each of these festivals as part of our 10-day event. This is an event that has never been done before and we are proud to be the home of this fantastic content that is free to fans around the world”.
Highlighting films and talents from each festival
Pierre Lescure, President of #FestivaldeCannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival joined their voices: “We are proud to team with our partner festivals to highlight truly extraordinary films and talents, allowing audiences to discover both the nuances of fiction stories from around the world and the artistic personalities of each festival.
Tribeca Enterprises, offering artists a larger audience…
Founded in 2003 by actor Robert De Niro and American producer Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Enterprises is a storytelling company that provides artists with multiple platforms to bring their work to a wider audience and gives consumers easier access to experience stories, independent films and media. The company operates a network of entertainment businesses, including the Tribeca Film Festival, the Tribeca TV Festival and its entertainment production branch, Tribeca Studios.
YouTube, sharing original videos
Since May 2005, YouTube, a #Google company, has been enabling billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others around the world and serves as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers, big and small.
We Are One: A Global Film Festival
From May 29 to June 7, 2020
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