Some of the world's biggest film festivals, including the Sydney Film Festival (SFF), will unite for a 10-day online event in response to the COVID pandemic.

SFF, which cancelled its 2020 festival last month, will join other major film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca and BFI London for We Are One: A Global Film Festival - a digital festival exclusively on YouTube. 

“The Festival is truly delighted to partner with these great festivals to celebrate our international community of storytellers and audiences," SFF Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said.

“Sydney Film Festival looks forward to presenting Australian cinema in this global arena, and to bring joy and entertainment to audiences in need of relief.

“Over the past 67 years, SFF has been a platform for discovery, discussion, shared experiences and the exchange of ideas through film. In this challenging and uncertain climate, film is more vital than ever – bringing people together, online, to collectively explore the world and our times.

“Though we can’t be together in a cinema at the moment, we are excited to bring the Festival, and other international film festival selections, to homes around the world.

We Are One: A Global Film Festival will run from 29 May - 7 June. The free event will include films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy, and conversations. A full schedule will be available closer to the start date.

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