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These Major Film Festivals Will Be Available to Stream at Home

Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and others are joining forces to create a free digital film festival.

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Major international film festivals are joining forces with YouTube to provide free content during a digital film festival that will raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

Storytelling company Tribeca Enterprises partnered with YouTube to create “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” bringing audiences a first look into typically exclusive films at home. Starting May 29, free content from 20 different film festivals will be available on YouTube through June 7. Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and others will be part of the digitally streamed event. 

Programming will include films, shorts, documentaries, comedy, and music, according to a release. Tribeca Enterprises was co-founded by actor and producer Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal in 2003.

The online festival is working to raise money for local charities aiding people affected by the coronavirus outbreak and will also benefit the World Health Organization (WHO). 

“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.”

Other festivals involved include Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, and more. 

Some of the most popular films to come out of the festival cycle over the last few years have included “Parasite,” “Marriage Story,” “Hustlers,” “Roma,” Eighth Grade,” “Hereditary,” and more.