The Jerusalem Film Festival has been invited to take part in the international "We Are One: A Global Film Festival," a new digital ten-day festival starting on May 29.
Viewers will be able to watch the festival, set to broadcast exclusively on YouTube, free of charge. However they won't just get to enjoy watching the films, they'll also get the chance to support the fight against the coronavirus effort. During the festival they will be given the opportunity to donate to organizations such as the World Health Organization, among many others. "By raising funds for the disadvantaged affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the event reflects the guiding principles of the Jerusalem Film Festival that aims to promote arts while supporting society and the community," said Dr. Noa Regev CEO of the Jerusalem Cinematheque and the Jerusalem Film Festival.
The unprecedented global event was jointly announced by YouTube and Tribeca Enterprises - co-founded by actor Robert DeNiro as well as American film producer Jane Rosenthal. Rosenthal raised her children Jewish, and was inducted into the Manhattan Jewish Hall of Fame.
Some of the world's most prestigious film festivals are teaming up to bring this festival to life, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and more. The list of organizations involved in curating the content include film festivals from all over the world, from Jerusalem, to Sydney, and Tokyo.
"We're excited to take part in combing the work of such incredible film festivals in order to jointly curate an exciting multicultural artistic program that will reach all corners of the world on YouTube," said Elad Smorzik, Artistic Consultant & Artistic Director of the Jerusalem Film Festival. We Are One: A Global Film Festival runs from May 29 through June 7, 2020 and can be found on We Are One's YouTube channel.