YouTube will host a virtual film festival starting on May 29th

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  • YouTube is teaming up with film festivals from all over the world to stream a virtual film festival that will take place from May 29th – June 7th, 2020.
  • We Are One: A Global Film Festival will be free to watch, featuring films, shorts, and more.
  • YouTube will ask viewers to donate to COVID-19 relief funds throughout the festival’s run.
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The film industry, like many other industries, has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Theaters around the world have been forced to close due to social distancing guidelines, and production on virtually every movie and TV show currently in development has been halted. As difficult of a transition as it has been, the pandemic has also forced studios to think on their feet, and it has been fascinating to watch them adapt on the fly.

Just this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Trolls World Tour — which was released digitally on the same day that it was originally set to arrive in theaters — has made over $100 million. In three weeks, the animated sequel has already generated more revenue than the original did during its five-month theatrical run.

Resourcefulness like this is going to be necessary in the coming months, and to that point, YouTube will be hosting a virtual film festival this summer in coordination with some of the world’s biggest festivals.

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