All physical film production initially stopped and all cinemas closed.
Indeed, if the number of new subscriptions to streaming services tells us anything, it’s that even at the most difficult of times, films still play an important role in people’s lives.
This virtual festival is showcasing a selection of feature films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy and panel discussions from the greatest film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto International, Berlin and Venice.
Film premieres have been postponed or delivered via demand streaming services earlier than expected - as was the case with Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker, the French film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and the Chilean film, Ema The same strategy has also been applied to film festivals and resulted in the creation of brand-new formats, such as We Are One: a global film festival running from-May 20 until June 7 via YouTube.
There is something special about “going to the cinema” and the collective experience of watching a film.