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Our Mission

Telescope Film promotes international film to American audiences. Thanks to digital distribution, American audiences now have unprecedented access to films from around the world. At Telescope Film, our mission is to connect those films with the people who want to watch them — and to help that audience grow.

Our Site

Telescope Film is powered by a database of over 450,000 international films and series, with click through access to over 150 streaming services. We also offer curation, customization, and a community of film fans. In addition to the main site, there are dedicated microsites for individual countries, regions, and festivals.

How It Works

There are many ways to use the site. BROWSE ALL FILM with the button in the header, and filter by streaming service, country, language, genre and more. Or enter a search term in the search window. Find a film you want to watch? Just click through to the streaming service of your choice.

Check out the homepage to see what’s POPULAR IN STREAMING or NEW IN STREAMING. TELESCOPE RECOMMENDS are some of our favorite films from around the world. SPOTLIGHT presents a selection of films based on different theme each week.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT to get the most out of the site — keep watchlists, receive recommendations, be notified when films become available, and more! Have a comment or suggestion? CONTACT us to let us know.

Justine Barda founder and CEO at Telescope

She is a senior programmer at the Seattle International Film Festival; she has also consulted to Sundance, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Dubai International Film Festival. She teaches in the Film Studies Program at Seattle University.

Marc Bonne CTO at Telescope

He owns Design Nebula, a web design and development consultancy founded in 2003. Previously he served as marketing director of Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

Eddie Godino Editorial Intern

Eddie is a recent graduate of Skidmore College, where he studied English and German, and a writer at Screen Rant. When he’s not watching a show or movie, he’s probably trying to write one. See which films Eddie recommends.

Ting Shing Koh Editorial Intern

Ting Shing is a rising junior at New York University studying Media, Culture, and Communication. A fervent lover of romantic comedies, you can find her watching pretty much anything but horror movies on a day off. See which films Ting Shing recommends.

Erica Mao Social Media Intern

Erica is a recent graduate of NYU where she studied Media, Culture, and Communication. If she isn’t watching movies and logging them in Letterboxd, she’s pursuing other creative outlets across a variety of channels, including music and graphic design.

Marjorie Testa Editorial Intern

Marjorie graduated in 2019 from Davidson College, where she studied Political Science and Studio Art. Her favorite way to watch films is smothered in blankets and surrounded by friends, or her cats, or (preferably) a combination of both. See which films Marjorie recommends.

There’s a whole world of film out there. Welcome to it.