Here's How To Watch The 'We Are One' Online Film Festival From YouTube

Although the film festival calendar remains in disarray, cinephiles can check out a virtual fest online next month. Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube are joining forces to create the We Are One: A Global Film Festival. The streaming event will take place over 10 days and draw content from 20 global film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Toronto and Sundance.

The international online film festival will kick off on YouTube from May 29 to June 7. All programming will be free for audiences to stream. It will encourage viewers at home to donate to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, along with local relief partners in various parts of the world.

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Robert De Niro attends the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2019 in New York City. This year's festival was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

We Are One's lineup will include feature-length films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy and conversations. New material as well as classic fare are expected to stream during the virtual film festival. Audiences will get a balance of content that is new to them, versus new to everyone. More details on the content will be released on a later date.

The film festivals feeding into the online project include Tribeca, Berlin, New York, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, London, Locarno, Guadalajara, Macao, Jerusalem, Mumbai, Marrakech, Sarajevo, Sydney, Tokyo and the Annecy animation fest.

"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 now," said Jane Rosenthal, CEO of Tribeca Enterprises and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, said in a press release. "We Are One: A Global Film Festival unites curators, artists and storytellers to entertain and provide relief to audiences worldwide. In working with our extraordinary festival partners and YouTube we hope that everyone gets a taste of what makes each festival so unique and appreciates the art and power of film."

Tribeca, also co-founded by Robert De Niro, was one of the first film festivals to expand their categories and include an online component for eight titles in 2010. Unfortunately, the New York based event had is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"One of the most unique and inspiring aspects of the world staying home is our ability to come together and experience an event as one, and We Are One: A Global Film Festival is just that," said Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer of YouTube. "Along with Tribeca Enterprises and our incredible partners, we are bringing fans the opportunity to experience the curated programming each of these festivals provides as part of our ten-day long event. It's an event that's never been done before and we're proud to be the home for this fantastic content that is free to fans around the world."

"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," said Pierre Lescure, President of the Cannes Film Festival, and Thierry Frémaux, Cannes Film Festival General Delegate.