We Are One titles announced

Global online festival to screen more than 100 films

by Amber Wilkinson

Beautiful Things
Beautiful Things

Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have announced the line-up for We Are One: A Global Film Festival, which will feature more than 100 films co-curated by 21 festivals, hailing from 35 countries, in addition to talks, VR content and musical performances.

The 10-day free digital event aims to support organisations responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and will run on YouTube from May 29 to June 7.

The 34 feature films in the line-up include Italian hybrid documentary Beautiful Things - read our interview with Giorgio Ferrero here, selected by Venice Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival selection Eeb Allay Ooo! - a satire about a wannabe monkey repeller - and Basque musical Dantza, chosen by San Sebastian. Other films include Immigration drama Amreeka - which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2009 - and recent Tribeca Film Festival student short winner Cru.

A number of specially-curated talks, both archived from past festivals and brand new discussions, will also be hosted. Talks will feature Francis Ford Coppola with Steven Soderbergh, Song Kang-ho and Bong Joon-ho, Guillermo del Toro, Jane Campion and Claire Denis.

Tribeca CEO Jane Rosenthal said: "We are so excited to share the combined efforts of our festival partners and YouTube with the world this week.

"Together, we were able to curate a compelling slate of programming that succinctly reflects the subtle variations in style that make each festival so special. We Are One: A Global Film Festival will offer audiences an opportunity to not only celebrate the art of film, but the unique qualities that make each story we watch so memorable."

"One of the beautiful things about films and other visual content is the ability to tell stories and bring people together, no matter where they live or where they're from. This is a phenomenon we've seen at YouTube throughout the years but especially today, as people look to connect and be entertained," said Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube. "The programming coordinated by Tribeca Enterprises for We Are One: A Global Film Festival has that magical ability to transport viewers from all around the world to a special moment in time, through the unique lens that our esteemed festival partners bring."

"We are honoured and happy to join We Are One, as a sign of friendship and solidarity for our friends of Tribeca, at the same time offering to the worldwide audience a taste of what we do in Venice in order to support new filmmakers concretely," added Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera.

Audiences will be able to donate to Covid-19 relief efforts through a donate button or link on every film page.

The festival site is at weareoneglobalfestival.com.

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