Youtube has collaborated with prominent film festivals across the world to host a global film festival, We Are One, which is also absolutely free for its viewers. Feature, short, and documentary films from around the world will be streamed on Youtube for 10 days, starting May 29.
Funds generated from this festival will be used for COVID 19 relief work. From thrilling 360 Virtual Realities to sentimental documentaries, this visual feast is for anyone and everyone.
Here are the highlights:-
MAMI – Mumbai Academy of Moving Images From the heart of Bollywood, Mumbai City, MAMI contributes four masterpieces. Watch out for The Brat, a short film on a mother who teaches her son kindness through bedtime stories and Eeb Allay Ooo, a socially engaging tale of the disenfranchised workforce in India.
New York Film Festival This festival was started in 2009 as a platform for Indie filmmakers and international artists to make their mark in the US film industry. Two of the must-watch short movies by NYFF are Dramatic Relationships, a satire on the male gaze showing the relationship between a director and his actresses and Parsi, a sight for sore eyes featuring cinematography shot with 360-degree cameras while exploring Mariano Blatt’s poem “No es”
Cannes Film Festival Cannes is bringing a lot more to the table than just your typical short movies. Buckle up for some great animation with And then the bear. Also, a short movie to look out for is Butterflies, a dramatic story of a family road trip that might turn out to be their last one.
Venice Film Festival In business since 1932, this festival is one of the oldest in Europe. It is bringing a combination of comedy and drama to your screens with short movies like Mary is happy, Mary is happy, a coming-of-age story about a college girl who daydreams a lot.
Tribeca Film Festival A prominent platform for independent filmmakers, this festival was born in Manhattan, USA. Watch the journey of an egg from farm to table in Egg, a cult classic Motorcycle Drives By and Ricky Powell: The Individualist.
Tokyo International Film Fest This festival is one of the biggest Asian film festivals. Its movies are sure to make you laugh out loud. Don’t miss the satirical comedy The Yalta Conference Online, which reimagines conversation between the Big three Allied leaders during World War II and Tremble All You Want a tale of a girl and her crush.
Sundance Film Festival Sundance brings you an amazing collection of movies along with some fun panel format shows. Spot everyone’s favorite Chinese actor in Cinema with Jackie Chan recorded live during one of the past editions of the festival. Relish the awestruck poetry, hand-painted animation depicting an unfortunate tale of Kalmyk people during World War II in Nutag-Homeland.
Guadalajara International Film Festival This festival brings you a collection of different formats. Right from panels to animation, A few must-watch movies are; stop motion animation movie Cerulia, featuring Gothic tones and 45 Days in Harvar, story of a plastic artist director setting up his studio in a Mexican prison, teaching the Inmates his master techniques.
Berlin International Film Festival
Attend two informative panels with the On Transmission series featuring Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee along with Japanese film director Koreeda Hirokazu, and French film directors Claire Denis and Olivier Assayas. Also, watch Ticket of no return.
Toronto International Film Festival The festival will stream two-panel discussions from the Tiff Talks series featuring conversations with award-winning Canadian activist /screen icon Tantoo Cardinal and another episode featuring a Q&A session by Viggo Mortensen & David Cronenberg on Cronenberg’s film Crash. Don’t miss an action feature film named Crazy World, which revolves around a Kung fu master and an evil Tiger mafia.
Other contributing festivals are Annecy International Animation Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), International Film Festival Rotterdam, Jerusalem Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, and Sydney Film Festival.