Major film festivals worldwide have joined forces to keep moving despite the COVID-19 pandemic currently reshaping everything in our lives, including the economy and the movie and TV industries.

Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube will put together the ‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’, which features new and classic movies from all over the world. This special event will run over the course of ten days, with programming from the Berlin International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, New York Film Festival and even the Cannes Film Festival, to name but a few.


Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder and CEO, said in a press release: ‘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. 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.’

Although the programme will be free to watch on YouTube, viewers are encouraged to donate to the World Health Organization and other local relief partners currently working to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The ‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’ will run from 29 May until 7 June.