WEST SIDE CINEMA goes to WE ARE ONE: A Global Film Festival
From FRI 29th May to SUN 7th June, major film festivals across the world are joining with Youtube for WE ARE ONE, a 10-day digital film festival streaming content from 21 international film festivals, FREE to cinema fans across the globe.
And here at West Side Cinema we’re hosting a complementary event to celebrate and enhance your enjoyment of the festival. We’ll be doing this with our usual West Side spin, with everything on line so that you can experience it all from home.
WE ARE ONE: A Global Film Festival, organised by Tribeca Enterprises, will content from 21 international film festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca and Venice. Content will include 23 narrative and 11 documentary features, 57 narrative and 15 documentary shorts, 15 archived talks along with four “festival exclusives”, and five VR programming pieces. There are 13 world premieres, 31 online premieres, and five international online premieres.While the films will be free to stream, viewers will be asked to make donations for COVID-19 relief, which YouTube and Tribeca say will benefit the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as local relief partners in each region.
So what’s in store for West Side fans, apart from great films and complimentary content?
Turn up at our check in desk and you’ll find your easy guide on how to navigate your way around the festival. There’s an easy access film schedule. The Ping-Pongometer has moved on line to record your film scores, which will then be used as criteria for the West Side Globe awards. There’s opening and closing parties via Mixcloud radio shows, and central to the festive feel is the festival club – the Strangely Delicious Café Bar. West Side regulars will know the Strangely Delicious wine bar which would pop up for our Orkney Wine Festival collaborations. This on line version will again be hosted by Duncan McLean of Kirkness & Gorie who will suggest regional food and drink combos for each festival to accompany the films. Music while you wine and dine will be via the Oslo World Maps The Worldwebsite, which has over 100 international music festivals contributing their own music playlists.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up your festival pass HERE
A word of warning – content will be live streamed and not all content will be available on demand, so you will need to turn up prompt for screenings – no latecomers!