We Are One: A Global Film Festival

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We Are One: A Global Film Festival is an international online film festival which took place in 2020.[1] Organized by Tribeca Enterprises in conjunction with YouTube as a response to the cancellation of many traditional film festivals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival screened a selection of films for free on YouTube between May 29 and June 7.[2]

The festival featured a mix of premieres of new films that had been slated to premiere at a film festival that was cancelled due to the pandemic, and older films which the partner festivals chose to highlight as deserving of wider attention,[3] [4] as well as a new film by Kōji Fukada that was created specifically for We Are One.[5] In addition, the festival screened a number of virtual reality projects and some international television and web series episodes, selected panel discussions with filmmakers, and a live DJ set by Questlove.[6]

Films were screened for free, although links were available to encourage voluntary donations to international COVID-19 relief funds.[6]


The event featured programming curated by various international partner festivals:[5]


Feature films[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • 24 Frames per CenturyAthina Rachel Tsangari
  • 32-RBIT — Victor Orozco Ramírez
  • And Then the Bear — Agnès Patron
  • Anna — Dekel Berenson
  • AtlantiquesMati Diop
  • Awake — Atul Mongia
  • The Battle of San RomanoGeorges Schwizgebel
  • Bilby — Liron Topaz, Pierre Perifel, JP Sans
  • Bird Karma — William Salazar
  • Black Barbie — Comfort Arthur
  • Blood Rider — Jon Kasbe
  • Bonifacio in Summertime — Pierre-Luc Granjon, Antoine Lanciaux
  • The Brat — Shaan Vyas
  • Butterflies — Yona Rozenkier
  • The Cats — Alejandro Ríos
  • Cerulia — Sofía Carrillo
  • Circus PersonBritt Lower
  • Cru — David Oesch
  • Dew LineJoanna Priestley
  • Dirty Laundry — Maxim Bessmertny
  • The Distance Between Us and the Sky — Vasilis Kekatos
  • Dramatic Relationships — Dustin Guy Defa
  • East of JeffersonKoji Fukada
  • Egg — Michael J. Goldberg
  • Fainting Spells — Sky Hopinka
  • Forever's Gonna Start TonightEliza Hittman
  • Genius Party: Happy MachineMasaaki Yuasa
  • A Hand in Two Ways (Fisted) — Dani and Sheilah ReStack
  • InabeKoji Fukada
  • Indefinite Pitch — James N. Kienitz Wilkins
  • The Jump — Vanessa Dumont, Nicolas Davenel
  • Leon in Wintertime — Pierre-Luc Granjon, Pascal Le Nôtre
  • The Light Side — Ryan Ebner
  • Live to LiveLaida Lertxundi
  • Lonely Encounter — Jenny Wan
  • Mad Ladders — Michael Robinson
  • Marooned — Andrew Erekson
  • Masterpiece — Runyararo Mapfumo
  • Molly in Springtime — Pierre-Luc Granjon
  • Monster God — Agustina San Martin
  • Motorcycle Drive ByDavid Wexler
  • Mud — Shaandiin Tome
  • My Father's Tools — Heather Condo
  • Natkhat — Shaan Vyas
  • The Nap — Federico Luis Tachella
  • No More Wings — Abraham Adeyemi
  • No One Left BehindGuillermo Arriaga
  • Nutag-HomelandAlisi Telengut
  • Occidente — Ana Vaz
  • The One-Minute MemoirJoan C. Gratz
  • Over — Jörn Threlfall
  • ParsiEduardo Williams, Mariano Blatt
  • Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About UsAkosua Adoma Owusu
  • Poppety in the Fall — Pierre-Luc Granjon, Antoine Lanciaux
  • The Procession (Le Cortège) — Pascal Blanchet, Rodolphe Saint-Gelais
  • Rosalinda — Matías Piñeiro
  • Route-3 — Thanasis Neofotistos
  • Service of the Goods — Jean-Paul Kelly
  • Shannon AmenChris Dainty
  • Stories of Destroyed Cities: Şhengal — Şêro Hindê
  • Toto — Marco Baldonado
  • Tapi!Jim Chuchu
  • The Tear's ThingClémence Poésy
  • Throat Singing in KangirsukEva Kaukai, Manon Chamberland
  • Untitled (Letter to Serra)Lisandro Alonso
  • The Van — Erenik Beqiri
  • Vertical Shapes in a Horizontal LandscapeMark Jenkin
  • ViolettinaAlice Rohrwacher
  • When I Write It — Nico Opper, Shannon St. Aubin
  • White EchoChloë Sevigny
  • Who Talks — Elin Övergaard
  • The Yalta Conference OnlineKoji Fukada

360 VR[edit]


Web series[edit]

  • Jaws: Assembling a Top-Tier Team — Michael Tucker, Tricia Aurand, Brian Bitner, Alex Calleros, Vince Major
  • The Stories That Prepared Us — Jack Nugent, Andrew Fernandez
  • Sébastien Tellier on Paris’ Rooftop: A Take Away Show — Élie Girard



  1. ^ Eric Kohn, Kate Erbland, David Ehrlich, Zack Sharf and Chris Lindahl, "We Are One: 10 Films and Events Worth Your Time at YouTube’s Global Online Film Festival". IndieWire, May 27, 2020.
  2. ^ "Line-up announced for We Are One: A Global Film Festival". British Film Institute, May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ David Morgan, "'We Are One' presents a free global film festival online". CBS News, May 28, 2020.
  4. ^ Orlova-Alvarez, Tamara. "The Hurdles Of Online Festivals". Ikon London Magazine. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b Dave McNary, "YouTube, Tribeca Unveil Lineup for Free ‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’". Variety, May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Jeremy Kay, "We Are One global film festival announces line-up". Screen Daily, 27 May 2020.

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