We Are One: A Global Film Festival is an online event designed to counteract the many festival cancellations which have happened since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. The idea for the event originated from a dialogue between the Tribeca Festival and YouTube, then several other festivals responded, with around twenty now joining the event, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Toronto. Major Mediterranean festivals will also participate, like the festivals in Jerusalem, Marrakesh and San Sebastian.
The event will take place from May 29th to June 7th on YouTube. It will show feature-length and short films, documentaries and round tables. The programme has not yet been released, but the organizers have revealed it will be a mix of old and new art house films. Although viewing the films will be free, there will be an invitation to make a donation to organisations fighting the virus.