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Our Mission

Telescope Film promotes American viewership of international film through its website and marketing services. Thanks to digital distribution, the American audience now has 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 Website

Our online database of international film enables users to search and filter by options including title, director, country, language, and genre, and provides one-click access to more than 100 streaming services in the US. The site also offers a variety of features to help users discover new content, including curation, a customizable user experience, and an engaged community of fans.

How It Works

We are the site for anyone who wants to search, browse, and discover international film.

There are many ways to use the site. You can enter a search term in the field above. Or see what’s currently available in STREAMING. TELESCOPE RECOMMENDS are our picks for the best new films from around the world. Spotlight presents a themed selection every week. Create a user profile to get the most out of the site — keep watchlists, receive recommendations, be notified when films become available, and more! Create your account.

We’d love to hear your thoughts about the site – just click the CONTACT link in the footer. And if you like what you see, help us spread the word on social media.

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.

Asia CuretonEditorial Intern at Telescope

Asia is a senior at UC Santa Barbara studying English and German. When she's not reading, she's usually watching movies. See which films Asia recommends.

Cait MohrEditorial Intern at Telescope

Cait is a recent graduate of Grinnell College, where they studied philosophy. When they're not re-watching David Cronenberg films, they're probably learning Japanese, reading critical theory, or hanging out with their roommates' cats. See which films Cait recommends.

Megan RochlinEditorial Intern at Telescope

Megan is a senior studying English, Computer Science, and Portuguese at Cornell University. She loves watching horror films, even though she usually has to watch them through her fingers. See which films Megan recommends.

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