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A 10-day streaming event as 20 of the world’s film festivals move to YouTube

Film Festival

We’ll miss the red carpets, pouring through the fashion. The Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara arrive by boat instantly iconic kind of moments. The standing ovations, the reviews. From Venice to Tribeca, Sundance and Cannes, more than 20 of the world’s largest film festivals have joined together for We Are One: A Global Film Festival. The 10-day live streaming event will allow audiences unprecedented free access to films via YouTube. 

As the global pandemic has shut down fashion weeks, events, festivals and most of daily lives this years’ global film festivals joined together to turn digital. Including a roster of documentaries, shorts comedies, films, music and conversations there is something to cater to all isolation needs. 

Whilst the official film schedule has not yet been released we are not expecting the biggest blockbusters to be released. So we will continue to wait for the next installment of Bond. What we can expect though? A vast selection of “new and classic” films, art house films, independent cinema from artists, directors and actors around the globe. The kind of cinema that highlights the art, and storytelling power of film

“We often talk about film’s uniquely powerful role in inspiring and uniting people across borders and differences to help heal the world,” Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of Tribeca Film Festival explained via press release. “All the world needs healing right now.” 

The 10 day run will commence on 29th May through to June 7th. And the event asks for donations to be made to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 relief efforts.