After months of waiting, the premiere of Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott’s ambitious project Life in a Day is almost here. The film that started off as a huge experiment to capture the actions of people all over the world in a single day is finished and ready to go. YouTube has announced that the movie will appear on the site later this month, where it will steam live for all to see.

Contributors whose submissions were chosen are credited as co-directors, and 26 of them have been invited to attend the world premiere of the film on Thursday, January 27,  as part of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Viewers worldwide are invited to tune into the live stream on for their only chance to see the film before it’s available in select theaters, on demand and permanently online later in 2011. Following the premiere, festival director John Cooper will moderate a global Q&A with Macdonald and the 26 filmmakers.

For viewers who will be unable to tune in at 6:00pm MT, the film will be re-broadcast on on January 28th at 7pm in their local time zone, and subtitled in 25 languages.

Official Synopsis:

20,000,000 + hits on the website

80,000 people filmed their lives

1 Movie – made by YOU

Life in a Day is a historic global event to create the first user generated feature film documenting a single day on Earth.  It’s a unique time capsule that will tell future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July 2010.  On that day, people around the world captured a moment of their lives on camera and over 80,000 videos were uploaded to YouTube.

Will you tune in to see the movie? Did you participate in it?