We all know just how hard Film Festivals from across the globe have been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. Consequently having to cancel entire festival programmes that have taken a year to develop at short notice. However, BFI Flare recently proved that festivals can be taken online with their outstanding BFI Flare at Home experience. And now major Film Festivals from across the global have come together in creating We Are One: A Global Film Festival.
The 10-day digital festival, produced and organised by Tribeca Enterprises, will feature programming from 20 festivals. Including Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and many more. Enabling audiences to experience films from around the world.
Core to the DNA of film festivals is the belief that artists and creators have the power to bring people together and create meaningful connections during a time when the world needs it most. Through We Are One: A Global Film Festival, audiences will not only get a peek into different cultures through a new lens. They will be able to support local communities by directly donating to organisations helping the relief efforts for those affected by COVID-19. 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 nowTribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal.
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.
Ultimately We Are One is not designed to replace Film Festivals still scheduled to move ahead later in the year. Including BFI London Film Festival, Venice and TIFF. While Cannes Film Festival is also still exploring potential future dates.