Major Film Festivals Across the Globe to Stream Films on YouTube for Free

We Are One

An unprecedented 10-day digital film festival will bring together an international community of storytellers to present the We Are One: A Global Film Festival.

Tribeca Enterprises, in partnership with YouTube, is streaming festival programming for free to audiences around the world, which is set to begin on May 29 only on the video platform.

The festival will feature programming curated by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney 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.

The purpose of the global event is to bring people together and create meaningful connections during a time when the world needs it most.

Audiences will not only get a peek into different cultures through a new lens, but they’ll also be able to support local communities by directly donating to organisations helping the relief efforts for those affected by COVID-19.

And like the star-studded One World: Together at Home music concert, the festival will benefit the World Health Organization (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: 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.”

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Locally, the Sydney Film Festival has joined the 20 other major film festivals around the world and will stream films made by Australians.

“Over the past 67 years, SFF has been a platform for discovery, discussion, shared experiences and the exchange of ideas through film. In this challenging and uncertain climate, film is more vital than ever – bringing people together, online, to collectively explore the world and our times,” Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said in a statement.

“Though we can’t be together in a cinema at the moment, we are excited to bring the Festival, and other international film festival selections, to homes around the world.”

We Are One: A Global Film Festival will run from May 29 – June 7 on YouTube.com/WeAreOne.

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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