YouTube and Tribeca announce a 10-day online film festival2020-04-27 19:02 by Daniela
Tags: YouTube, Tribeca
Major film festivals around the world will unite for a 10-day-long global streaming event on YouTube to aid efforts to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic. The event was announced by YouTube and Tribeca Enterprises, which organises the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, on Monday.
The virtual festival is called "We Are One: A Global Film Festival" and it'll run from May 29th to June 7th. Video pages will include donation links to benefit the World Health Organization and local COVID-19 relief efforts. Both "new and classic" movies will be on offer, organizers told the Hollywood Reporter, but it's not clear if We Are One will include premieres that had been earmarked for postponed or cancelled festivals. The full lineup will be announced later.
Twenty of the world's most famous film festivals will feature their content. The Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival and Venice Film Festival will all be presenting. The digital festival will feature films, shorts, documentaries, comedies, music and conversations. A full schedule of events will be posted on the festival's YouTube page soon.
The event is not intended to replace the physical festivals that are still aiming to run later in the year, but it offers film fans a great opportunity to see movies that they'd either have to pay and travel to see or wait until they finally hit cinemas following their fest premieres.
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