YouTube is set to organize a free film festival that will at the same time benefit the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and all the viewers that have to spend their time at home.
As CNET reports, the free 10-day digital festival called We Are One, will start on May 29, 2020, and will run until June 7 on YouTube.
The viewers around the world, those who had tickets, or only wished they could visit one of the 20 of the world’s most famous film festivals will now have a chance to do so. The content of the YouTube Festival will feature “films, shorts, documentaries, comedies, music and conversations” from the following: 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.
Robert Kyncl, the chief business officer of YouTube, said in a release that “one of the most unique and inspiring aspects of the world staying home is our ability to come together and experience an event as one, and ‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’ is just that.”
“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’s needs healing right now,” said Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO. Tribeca also organized and produced the festival.