As the coronavirus pandemic has caused shutdowns of major events around the world, 20 different film festivals including Cannes and Sundance, are going to bring their films to audience worldwide on YouTube.
The event is part of “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” event, showcasing a selection of feature films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy, and panel discussions. It runs over ten days, from May 29 and run until June 7. Other film festivals, including Toronto International, Berlin International, Tribeca, and Venice will be participating. The viewing is free, but viewers are encouraged to donate to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
In a statement, Cannes welcomed the move to go digital. “We are proud to join with our partner festivals to spotlight truly extraordinary films and talent, allowing audiences to experience both the nuances of storytelling from around the world and the artistic personalities of each festival.”