The past three months have seen the global convergence of different phenomenons over the digital platform which previously used to be driven by a large number of footfalls, headcounts, and lively mammoth halls. These include seminars, conclaves, workshops, and festivals.
The unprecedented steps have now become the new normal shifting these crowds of thousands over to multi-user digital platforms.
One such unprecedented milestone has been set in the cinematic industry as Tribeca enterprise, responsible for holding Tribeca Film Festival, and YouTube shook hands to organize a global film festival “We Are One” from May 29 to June 7. This global film festival entirely digital in nature will stream movies over YouTube for free which have been shown at some major film festival and earned accolades. The films from festivals like Tribeca, Cannes, Venice, London, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Marrakech, Saint Sebastian, Toronto, and Tokyo will be premiered. While the Jio Mami Mumbai film festival will represent India. The festival will screen features, documentaries, and panel discussions all of which have now been scheduled over at Youtube.com/weareone.
“We Are One: A Global Film Festival unites curators, artists, and storytellers to entertain and provide relief to audiences worldwide,” Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal said through a press statement.
“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,” Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube, added in the press statement.
The arrangement has been made for viewers to donate in the Covid-19 relief fund.
Following this, Venice has declared that their festival will be held in September but “in a hybrid physical-digital program if necessary”. Such a digital arrangement of film festivals is a glimpse into what lies ahead for our world which is full of festivals.