There’s a whole world of film out there. Welcome to it.
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.
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 taught in the Film Studies Program at Seattle University for a decade.
Roger Erik TinchDesigner & Coder
Tech-centric cinephile, product designer and web developer with over 15 years of experience. Consulted for a variety of film and entertainment focused brands including the Sundance Film Festival, Mubi and NEON. Previously, Interactive Creative Director for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; currently, Senior Product Designer at Top Secret Startup.
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.
Hannah Eliot Editorial Intern
Hannah is a junior at Scripps College, majoring in English and Media Studies. In her free time, she loves to surf, read, and drag her friends to watch obscure films with her.
See what films Hannah recommends.
Nina Gallagher Editorial Intern
Nina is a Master’s student in Film and Television at Boston University. In her free time, she enjoys attending sports games, spending time with her family and pets, and laughing at reality tv with her friends.
See what films Nina recommends.
Meret Kelsey Editorial Intern
Meret is a senior at the University at Buffalo, where she studies Communications & Media Studies. When she's not watching movies, she can be found reading, playing guitar, or hanging out with her cat.
See what films Meret recommends.
Junyi Zhou Editorial Intern
Junyi is a rising senior at Vassar College majoring in English and Film. Currently based in New York City, she likes to spend her free time reading, writing, and going to local movie theaters. She dreams of having a pet dog or cat to consume good films with in the future.
See what films Junyi recommends.
Zoe Rogan Editorial Intern
Zoe is a recent graduate of Seattle University, where she majored in creative writing and minored in film. She loves weird Dean Martin records, going on hikes, and Luis Buñuel.
See what films Zoe recommends.