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We Are One: Everything Screening During Day 3 Of The Free Film Festival

It's the third day of We Are One: A Global Film Festival, the 10-day event streamed for free on YouTube during which programming co-curated by 21 film festivals from around the world screens — all while the organizers gather funds to benefit coronavirus relief efforts. 

The first-ever global digital film festival, We Are One has a treasure trove of media to screen — and even premiere in debut showings — across its run, which began on Friday, May 29 and will end on Sunday, June 7. Day three of the fest is short-film-focused, with a splash of feature film and television programming and topped off with a pair of panels featuring some of the most recognizable names in Hollywood. 

Head on over to the We Are One YouTube channel to view all the content screening today — Sunday, May 31.

The first Sunday of We Are One: A Global Film Festival is packed with short films

A large focus of day three of We Are One: A Global Film Festival is the Annecy Animated Shorts Program, a collection of shorts curated by the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, which usually takes place in Annecy, France at the beginning of June each year. Selections for this year's program are Shannon Amen, The Procession, The One-Minute Memoir, Dew Line, Black Barbie, and The Battle of San Romano

Those short films don't make up the entirety of the line-up in that category during the third day of We Are One, however. Other shorts screening during the day are No One Left Behind, a Venice Film Festival selection from writer-director Guillermo Arriaga, and The Tear's Thing, another Venice Film Festival pick directed by Clémence Poésy, a triple-threat talent who will next be seen in Christopher Nolan's Tenet.

No One Left Behind — "A group of American soldiers travels to Mexico for an unknown mission. When they arrive, a surprising world drives them to rethink the ties that bind their nations." Screens at 11:45 AM EST on May 31.

The Tear's Thing — "Actress Florence has just been cast in a film as an assassin. When she arrives at a shooting range to prepare for the role, she'll be challenged in a way she could never have seen coming." Screens at 12:45 PM EST on May 31.

Shannon Amen — "This loving, handcrafted elegy to a friend lost to suicide reanimates the passionate and pained artwork she left behind." Screens at 3 PM EST on May 31.

The Procession — "After Catherine's fatal car accident, she speaks from beyond the grave to her husband, Philip, who must endure the family ritual of the funeral." Screens at 3 PM EST on May 31.

The One-Minute Memoir — "Eleven award-winning directors turn memoirs into exuberant animated shorts, each in their own personal style, with stories ranging from the heartfelt to the absurd." Screens at 3 PM EST on May 31.

Dew Line — "An animated tapestry of biomorphic forms elegantly dances through the life cycles of cells while hinting at the loss of botanical diversity." Screens at 3 PM EST on May 31.

Black Barbie — "In a poetic animation, Comfort Arthur recollects her personal journey with skin bleaching products and questions societal ideals of beauty." Screens at 3 PM EST on May 31.

The Battle of San Romano — "There's a method to the madness of this 15th-century battle when Paolo Uccello's masterpiece is cleverly animated by Georges Schwizgebel."  Screens at 3 PM EST on May 31.

The We Are One day 3 schedule also includes panels, feature films, and television programming

The rest of the schedule for We Are One on Sunday, May 31 includes one feature film, one special program, one television program, and two panels with Hollywood elites. 

Look forward to watching Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth) discuss his illustrious career with moderator Kim Morgan during the 2018 Marrakech International Film Festival; then, catch actress Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Sorry to Bother You) and filmmaker Jane Campion (The Piano, The Portrait of a Lady, Top of the Lake) chat with critic and journalist Alissa Wilkinson during Sundance Film Festival for an installment of the Cinema Café series.

The one and only feature film screening on day three of We Are One is Bridges of Sarajevo, which will start immediately after the short program Postcards from Sarajevo Film Festival Friends. Written and directed by an entire group of European filmmakers – Aida Begic, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, and Teresa Villaverde – Bridges of Sarajevo documents a century of Sarajevan history through "oral histories, speculative fictions, collected artifacts, and experimental collages" to weave a "a stirringly eclectic ode to historical memory."

Those looking for some television programming during the third day of We Are One can find it in the late afternoon with And She Could Be Next, a two-part special made by a team of women filmmakers of color. And She Could Be Next was filmed during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, and centers around candidates and organizers fighting "on behalf of black, brown, immigrant, and poor communities long neglected by politicians and pundits alike."


In Conversation with Guillermo del Toro — "Recorded at the 2018 Marrakech International Film Festival, Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro sits down for a career-spanning discussion, moderated by Kim Morgan and presented as part of the festival's 'Conversation With' series." Screens at 7 AM EST on May 31.

Cinema Café with Tessa Thompson and Jane Campion — "Recorded live from the Sundance Film Festival, each Cinema Café invigorates the culture of conversation. Our informal chats round up special guests for thought-provoking discussions between Festival filmmakers and journalists. Cinema Café with Tessa Thompson and Jane Campion, moderated by critic and journalist Alissa Wilkinson." Screens at 1:45 PM EST on May 31.


Bridges of Sarajevo — "On the centenary of World War I, a varied group of European directors gives voice to the modern ghosts and historical echoes of the Bosnian capital." Screens at 9:30 AM EST on May 31.


Postcards from Sarajevo Film Festival Friends — "Short postcards from Sarajevo Film Festival friends as they go about their lives under quarantine." Screens at 9 AM EST on May 31.


And She Could Be Next — "This two-part journey through the 2018 midterm elections follows a defiant grassroots movement of women of color, organizing to transform American politics from the ground up." Screens at 4:30 PM EST on May 31.