Tribeca and YouTube announce "We Are One", a ten-day online film festival starting May 29 drawing from twenty global fests, including Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Venice
No unreleased features.
Edited for clarity
It could still contain movies that are "new to me". As someone who has not attended any of these festivals, just getting a glimpse into the curated programming (while not being constrained by geography or conflicting showtimes) is better than nothing.
We live in unprecedented times and I've seen virtual concerts and virtual "parties" emerging as new methods for entertainment and engagement. It seems fitting that the movie industry should experiment while they have the opportunity to do so as well.
Perhaps after all this is over, there will be established patterns of democratizing access to content, providing a new avenue for discovery of indie films. Even if it only leads to a modest amount of donations to COVID relief, I think it's worth the try, and I'm curious to see its execution.
Yes, I think you are right. There are a number of films that are only accessible via film festivals. For whatever reason, they never seem to make it to a major streaming service like Amazon or Netflix. It would be very cool if we get a chance to view some of these more unusual films and shorts.
Was the article edited, or did you cut off the first half of the sentence to remove the part about new movies?
I cut off the first half.
I put it back, but I am not sure if it adds to the clarity.
I still read this as no unreleased movies.
Edit: on reading it, yet again, it does imply we will get to see some very interesting movies!