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]

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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