Film festivals to unite for a Youtube event

                      Amid cancelation festivals will unite on Youtube

Film festivals around the globe face cancelation, but only in original forms.
After the berlin film festival, Venice and Canada’s Toronto to the Cannes film festivals in France, all major festivals have been postponed to take place in their original real forms. But not for now as a global film festival under the name of We Are One will be held on YouTube from 29 May.
This came after the pandemic put paid to various such international events, as the film industry ground to a halt.
The digital alternative festival which will last 10 days will help to raise funds for the world health organization WHO’s coronavirus solidarity response fund and beyond.
About twenty festivals from the world will participate on the event including BFI London film festival, Jerusalem film festival, Mumbai film festival and Marrakech international film festival, as well as Sundance film festival and Tribeca film festival.
 The later which was co-founded by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal has joined forces with the streaming giants to put on the event which they hope to unite curators, artists and storytellers to entertain and provide relief to audience worldwide.
“All of the world needs healing right now” said Rosenthal
The free event will include films, short documentaries, music, comedy and conversations and full schedule will be available nearer to next month’s event.
Cannes film festival president Pierre Lescure, expressed his happiness on the event.
“We are proud to join with our partner festivals to spotlight truly extraordinary films and talent, allowing g audience to experience both the nuances of storytelling from around the world and the artistic personalities of each festival” said Lescure.

Source: BBC

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