Karlovy Vary IFF joins YouTube’s ‘We Are One’ global online film festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has joined We Are One: A Global Film Festival, which will feature over 100 films co-curated by 21 prolific festivals, hailing from 35 countries, in addition to master classes, VR content and musical performances over a 10-day digital event starting May 29.

KVIFF will contribute to the online festival’s already MASSIVE programme with a restored version of Oldřich Lipský’s Czechoslovak cult comedy Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet (Adéla ještě nevečeřela).

On top of that, the festival will show popular highlights from Marek Eben’s television talk show Na plovárně which had a long-term collaboration with KVIFF. Many of its episodes were shot at the festival with esteemed guests.

The Future Frames section for young filmmakers will also present a selection of the most successful films since its inception in Karlovy Vary five years ago, including Ondřej Hudeček’s Peacock, which won the Best Director award at Sundance in 2016.

Related: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to screen films across 96 Czech cinemas this year

One of the most admired trademarks of the Karlovy Vary IFF however, are the black-and-white festival trailers by Ivan Zachariáš and Martin Krejčí. Audiences of We Are One will be able to catch the complete selection of these short gems featuring many of the festival visitors over the years.

The We Are One: A Global Film Festival is a digital event that will run for 10 days, produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube. The event will feature programming from Berlinale, Cannes Film Festival and Venice among others film festivals and will assemble some of the world’s most talented artists and curators to provide entertainment and relief from the COVID-19 pandemic with film, music and more. The festival will run exclusively on YouTube from May 29 – June 7 at YouTube.com/WeAreOne.

The festival will include 23 feature films and eight documentary features. Notable premieres include Ricky Powell: The Individualist, a documentary about legendary street photographer Powell featuring interviews with Natasha Lyonne and LL Cool J; Eeb Allay Ooo!, a satire about ‘monkey repellers’ and winner of the Mumbai Film Festival’s Golden Gateway Award; and the world premiere of Iron Hammer, a compelling documentary feature directed by Joan Chen about legendary Chinese Olympic volleyball star Jenny Lang Ping.

Audiences will also have access to over 50 narrative and documentary shorts, as well as a number of specially-curated talks, both archived from past festivals and brand new discussions, that will offer viewers a chance to revisit important moments in
film. Talks will feature Francis Ford Coppola with Steven Soderbergh, Song Kang-ho and Bong Joon-ho, Guillermo del Toro, Jane Campion and Claire Denis.

For more information, visit the official We Are One website.

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