‘We Are One’: A Global Film Festival Kickstarts On Youtube
‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’ begins on Friday and will stream on the video streaming platform, Youtube. The film fest will go on for 10 days where new films will be screened and pre-recorded conversations from 21 festivals will be played out.
The participating festivals are Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto, New York, BFI London, Karlovy Vary, and Locarno, making the international community of storytellers and audiences come together.
The program was announced on Tuesday (May 26) by Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube and will run for free on YouTube.
Get ready for an epic event! We Are One & @YouTube are bringing you a historic 10-day online film festival with programming curated by 21 world-class festivals. It all kicks off May 29! Stop by 7am ET - 7pm ET daily for an adventure in cinema. #WeAreOneGFF https://t.co/olDBSDwdOg pic.twitter.com/UIlUGMr6SV— WeAreOneGlobalFilmFestival (@WeAreOneGFF) May 26, 2020
Jio MAMI is the only film festival from India that has been invited, which brings together 21 of the world’s leading film festivals.
Two of the best contemporary independent films from India — Arun Karthick’s Nasir (Tamil) and Prateek Vats’ Eeb Allay Ooo!Â (Hindi) — have been chosen to represent the country in the first edition of the prestigious ‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’. The India line-up was revealed by the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival on Tuesday.
Apart from these two, Shaan Vyas’ Natkhat and Atul Mongia’s Awake are the other two short movies on the menu. All four films have been made by first and second-time directors.
Celebrating the fine art of storytelling, the grand film fest will try to bring artists, creators as well as curators together for an international event. It will not only strive to provide comfort and entertainment for audiences in times of distress, but will also provide opportunities for these people to give back by donating to the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children„ Doctors Without Borders, Leket Israel, GO Foundation and Give2Asia, and many others.