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Jerusalem Film Festival 2020

The 2020 Jerusalem Film Festival is honored to announce its new partnership with We Are One - A Global Film Festival starting May 29. The 10-day digital festival exclusively on YouTube, produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises, will feature programming curated by 20 festivals including Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and many more, enabling audiences to experience films from around the world and providing a voice for filmmakers on a global stage.

 

Core to the DNA of film festivals is the belief that artists and creators have the power to bring people together and create meaningful connections during a time when the world needs it most. Through We Are One: A Global Film Festival, audiences will not only get a peek into different cultures through a new lens, they’ll be able to support local communities by directly donating to organizations helping the relief efforts for those affected by COVID-19. The festival will benefit the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as local relief partners in each region. 
 
"We often talk about film's uniquely powerful role in inspiring and uniting people across borders and differences to help heal the world. All of the world needs healing right now,” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “We Are One: A Global Film Festival unites curators, artists and storytellers to entertain and provide relief to audiences worldwide. In working with our extraordinary festival partners and YouTube we hope that everyone gets a taste of what makes each festival so unique and appreciates the art and power of film." 
 
"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, YouTube. "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." 

“We are proud and excited to take part in this unique venture, bringing together some of the finest film festivals to curate an exciting artistic and multi-cultural program available on YouTube to viewers worldwide,” said Dr. Noa Regev, CEO of the Jerusalem Cinematheque & Jerusalem Film Festival and Elad Samorzik, Artistic Director of the Jerusalem Film Festival. “We Are One will offer a fundraising platform for the disadvantaged affected by the coronavirus pandemic and reflects the core values of the Jerusalem Film Festival that promotes the art of cinema alongside support for the community at large.” 
 
We Are One: A Global Film Festival will run from May 29 - June 7 on YouTube.com/WeAreOne. Programming will be available for free, and will include films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy, and conversations.