TOKYO – The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its lineup for the We Are One: A Global Film Festival, sponsored by Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube, which will take place online from May 29 to June 7.
TIFF will feature four short films and two feature films: "Genius Party: Happy Machine" directed by Masaaki Yuasa, "Tremble All You Want" by Akiko Ooku, "Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops" by Daigo Matsui and director Koji Fukada's "Inabe," "East of Jefferson" and "The Yalta Conference Online."
"We are honored to be able to participate in the ambitious We Are One: A Global Film Festival, and we have tried to select films that will allow people to feel a sense of freedom through the joy of watching cinema, despite the restricted nature of our lives now," TIFF Senior Programmer Yoshi Yatabe commented.
"Our selection is intended to bring unique animations and stimulating works by up-and-coming directors to film lovers around the world. The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has had the privilege of showcasing many talented filmmakers, and the selection for We Are One: A Global Film Festival focuses on work by directors who are closely related to TIFF," he added.
We Are One: A Global Film Festival will feature over 100 films co-curated by 21 prolific festivals, hailing from 35 countries, in addition to talks, VR content and musical performances. The 10-day digital event will celebrate global voices, elevate films that have the power to create change and bring audiences from around the world together to create meaningful connections.
Assembling some of the world’s most talented artists, storytellers and curators around a central effort to provide entertainment and offer relief in the form of supporting organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will run exclusively on YouTube (YouTube.com/WeAreOne). - Florenda Corpuz
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