As previously announced, Youtube is hosting a free virtual global film festival. They're partnering with Cannes, Tribeca and Sundance for the digital event.
'We Are One: A Global Film Festival' will stream for free to cinema fans all over the world. Viewers are asked to make donations to the World Health Organization and other relief partners. It features programming from 20 top film festivals including Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Tribeca and Sundance.
Most recently, it's been revealed that more than 100 films will feature. This includes 13 world premieres, 31 online premieres, and five international online premieres.
Moreover there will be virtual talks with Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Soderbergh, Song Kang Ho and Bong Joon Ho. Guillermo del Toro, Jane Campion, and Claire Denis also give talks.
Movies from over 35 countries are in the programme. They span 23 narrative and eight documentary features; 57 narrative and 15 documentary short films; 15 archived talks along with four festival exclusives; five VR programming pieces; and over 50 narrative and documentary shorts.
Among the titles announced thus far are two documentaries. 'Ricky Powell: The Individualist' examines the eponymous street photographer and includes interviews with Natasha Lyonne and LL Cool J. 'Iron Hammer,' a doc feature about legendary Chinese Olympic volleyball star Jenny Lang Ping, will have its world premiere.
Virtual-reality options include the Emmy-nominated documentary 'Traveling While Black,' and 'Atleration,' a sci-fi narrative starring Bill Skarsgard.
Additional titles will star talent like John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, and Lupita Nyong’o.
There's also going to be a special musical performances, including a 30 minute DJ set by Questlove.
'We Are One: A Global Film Festival' launched May 29th at YouTube.com/WeAreOne. It ends June 7th.