Kevin Macdonald directed the unique film drawing on 4,500 hours of footage submitted to YouTube.

For the premiere of Kevin Macdonald’s Life In A Day at Sundance, 26 contributors to the groundbreaking YouTube-inspired film will be invited to Park City to participate in a Q&A alongside Macdonald.

That Q&A will happen immediately after the world premiere screening on Jan 27. Online launch plans for the film will be announced soon.

Macdonald directed the unique film drawing on 4,500 hours of footage submitted to YouTube, from 80,000 video submissions from 192 countries.

The project attempts to show a glimpse of life experience around the globe on a single day.

All contributors to the film are credited as co-directors, and 26 of these filmmakers or film subjects will attend the world premiere on Jan 27. Scenes include a Korean man cycling around the world, a young mother battling cancer and a free-runner in Moscow.

Ridley Scott’s Scott Free UK produced the film in partnership with YouTube. HanWay is handling international sales.

Executive producer Ridley Scott said: “I am delighted that we’re bringing together contributors from all over the globe in such a unique way.  I believe Life In A Day will inspire more people to pick up a camera and tell their stories.”

“The process of making Life In A Day has been such an inspiring one for me and my team who helped view and log all 4,500 hours of footage we received. Everyday we felt like we were seeing 20 different possible films as we got insights into so many people’s lives,” added Macdonald.  “It is a testament to the skill, insight and generosity of so many contributors that we have ended up with such a powerful, cohesive and emotionally engaging film - which really gives you a flavour of what it was like to be alive on 24th July 2010.”

The contributors (filmmakers or subjects) heading to Sundance are:

Massoud Hossaini (Afghanistan)

Cristina Bocchialini and Ayman El Sayed Hassan (Egypt)

Soma Helmi (Indonesia)

Hiroaki Aikawa and Taiji Aikawa (Japan)

Marek Mackovic and Okhwan Yoon (Korea)

Alberto Rauizo Gonzalez, Cain Abel Tapia Chavez, Aveliro Tapia (Peru)

Ardilavov Renat Valerevich and Baiturin Alexander Muhammedovich (Russia)

Patricia Marinez del Hoyo, Toniu Xou, Virginia Salvado Segu, Araceli Segu Muste (Spain)

Borys Grishkevich (Ukraine)

Harvey Glen (United Arab Emirates)

Caryn Waechter (US)

Christoper Brian Heerdt (US)

David Jacques (US)

Betsy DelValley (US)

Bob Liginski, Jr., Bobby Liginski III, Catherine Anne Liginsky (US)