US Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have announced the creation of a unique international online festival, called We Are One: A Global Film Festival and set to kick off on 29 May. The initiative, first reported by the trade publication Screen International, will be made possible thanks to the close co-operation between a number of prestigious festival partners, including Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Toronto, New York, San Sebastián, Karlovy Vary, London, Locarno, Guadalajara, Macao, Jerusalem, Mumbai, Marrakesh, Sarajevo Film Festival, Sydney, Tokyo, Annecy and, obviously, Tribeca.
The full line-up will be announced in due course, but it has been confirmed that it will include a wide selection of features, shorts, music, comedy and conversations. The entire programme will be streamed free of charge, and the audience’s voluntary donations will be aimed at supporting the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund as well as the local relief partners’ efforts in fighting the outbreak.
Cannes president Pierre Lescure and Artistic Director and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux said in a statement that they are proud to be joining with their partner festivals to spotlight extraordinary films and talent, allowing audiences to experience both the nuances of storytelling from around the world and the artistic personalities of each festival.