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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.

Marjorie Testa Social Media Manager

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.

Kelsey ThomasContent Manager

Kelsey is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she studied English and Philosophy. When she’s not in front of the big screen, she’s listening to brass bands, reading literary fiction, and thinking about commas (especially the Oxford).
See which films Kelsey recommends.

Minh BuiEditorial Intern

Minh is a sophomore at Northwestern University, majoring in Radio/Television/Film. She spent 2020 missing film sets dearly, but she’s excited to start creating again. Movies feel like magic to her, and she loves sharing the magical experience of watching a good film with others.
See which films Minh recommends.

Nikita ChinamanthurEditorial Intern

Nikita is a rising senior at Scripps College, majoring in English and (hopefully) minoring in Mathematics. She spent 2020 flicking between streaming services, writing her novel, and staring longingly at movie theatres from her car.
See which films Nikita recommends.

Carrie WangEditorial Intern

Carrie is a senior at Wellesley College, where she is majoring in Cinema and Media Studies and Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences. She spends her free time watching films, exploring the places around her, and enjoying the view from her dorm room.
See which films Carrie recommends.

Kayla WilliamsEditorial Intern

Kayla is a senior at New York University, majoring in Cinema Studies. When she's not curled up in bed watching movies, you can find her playing guitar, reading manga, or rollerskating in Washington Square Park.
See which films Nikita recommends.

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