8 Short Films & Panels Not To Miss At the Youtube We Are One Film Festival

Updated: May 28, 2020

Film News > Film Festivals

Feature Article by Phil Giordano

Youtube Unveils Festival Line-up with Programming from Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Tribeca and many more

We Are One Global Film Festival

As Festival-goers are stuck inside for the foreseeable future, YouTube has teamed up with the biggest #filmfestivals in the world to bring you a 10-day online film festival. The event is packed with more than 100 shorts and features as well as star-studded virtual talks with some of the biggest names in Cinema.

Here is our list of 8 unmissable short films and panels.

Bong Joon-Ho Masterclass

1. Bong Joon-Ho Masterclass from Locarno Film Festival

Date: June 8th

A lively conversation with Parasite star Song Kang-Ho and Oscar winning writer-director Bong Joon-Ho detailing their collaboration together.

Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh

2. Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh discuss Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Date: June 2nd

The acclaimed filmmakers discuss one of the most epic undertakings in cinema history.

Alejandro González Iñárritu

3. Tribeca Talks: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Date: June 1st

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, one of only three directors to ever win consecutive Oscars talks about his beautifully varied works – from Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Biutiful, Birdman, and most recently, The Revenant.

Forever’s Gunna Start Tonight

4. Forever’s Gunna Start Tonight

Date: June 7th

Eliza Hittman’s sensitive and atmospheric short follows a 17-year-old Russian teenager as she escapes the close-quarters tension of her home into a Brooklyn night charged with freedom and desire.

Guillermo Del Toro

5. A Conversation with Guillermo Del Toro

Date: May 31st

Academy Award®-winning director Guillermo del Toro sits down for a career-spanning discussion.

Daughters of Chibok

6. Daughters of Chibok

Date: May 29th

This VR short film deals with the aftermath of the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in 2014 in Nigeria.

The Distance Between the Sky and Us

7. The Distance Between the Sky and Us

Date: May 29th

In this 9 minute Cannes Palme d’Or winner from Greece, two strangers meet one night at a gas station. One is there to refuel; the other is stranded.

Bilby at the We Are One Global Film Festival

8. Bilby

Date: May 29th

This sweet short from DreamWorks Animation Studios finds a lonesome bilby tangled up with a helpless baby bird in the deadly desert of Australia.

View the full schedule here: http://www.weareoneglobalfestival.com

If you are keen on supporting the festivals’ mission to raise funds to combat Covid-19, feel free to set your schedule or donate now at their youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChMc3c7Xvv6ol1Zv47Ja39A