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We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Twenty of the world's best film fests are joining forces to curate a free ten-day online festival via YouTube.
By Sarah Ward
April 28, 2020
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We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Twenty of the world's best film fests are joining forces to curate a free ten-day online festival via YouTube.
By Sarah Ward
April 28, 2020
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There's little that's normal about 2020 so far, and that includes film festivals. Many of the biggest cinema showcases on the annual international calendar have been forced to cancel, postpone or rethink their plans for this year — spanning heavy hitters such as Tribeca Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, and even Australia's very own Sydney Film Festival.

At present, we can't all gather in a darkened room and watch movie magic light up the silver screen. That doesn't mean that there isn't anything to watch, though. In fact, thanks to We Are One: A Global Film Festival, you can still enjoy a festival experience — one curated by some of the best big-screen events in the world, too — all while sitting on your couch.

For ten days between Thursday, May 29–Sunday, June 7, 20 of the globe's standout film fests are joining forces to program a free online festival, which'll screen features, shorts, documentaries and more via YouTube. It'll also include music, comedy and conversations, with the lineup set to be announced close to the event's dates. Viewers can expect movies that screened at previous fests, plus others that didn't quite get the international attention they deserved, according to Screen Daily.

Helping select the program is a who's who of the film festival game, with Tribeca, Cannes and Sydney joined by the Berlinale, Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and Annecy International Animation Film Festival — and fests in Guadalajara, Macao, Jerusalem, Mumbai, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Marrakech, San Sebastian, Sarajevo and Tokyo, too.

Berlinale, Jan Windszus

While cinephiles won't have to spend a cent to watch along, We Are One: A Global Film Festival will be encouraging donations to the World Health Organisation, as well its partners in each region.

Top image: Sydney Film Festival, Luke Latty.

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