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 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.
Shaghayegh Ghanbari Contributing Curator at Telescope
An all-around film addict, she also serves on the programming teams of the Seattle International Film Festival and the Seattle Turkish Film Festival.
Elsa Bauerdick Editorial Intern at Telescope
Elsa is a senior at Wellesley College studying Philosophy. She can either be found watching movies with her friends or writing short stories.
Hannah Benson Editorial Intern at Telescope
She is a senior at NYU studying French and Global Liberal Studies. Hannah is currently writing a collection of film criticism for her senior thesis.
Jamie Bitz Editorial Intern at Telescope
Jamie is a junior studying both Film and International Relations at Claremont McKenna College. When she’s not binging the newest international movies, she’s usually either at a coffee shop or traveling the world, depending on the day.
Lily Bradfield Editorial Intern at Telescope
Lily is a junior studying at Vassar, majoring in Media Studies and Creative Writing. She loves watching international films in her free time when she's not writing freelance journalism and fiction.
Emma Deshpande Editorial Intern at Telescope
Emma is a graduate student studying Creative Writing at NYU. She writes reviews and short stories, and she is currently editing a novel manuscript.
Hana Peoples Editorial Intern at Telescope
She is a recent graduate of the UCLA Master's in Cinema and Media Studies program. A passionate film festival fan, Hana is currently serving as a screener for the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Meagen Tajalle Editorial Intern at Telescope
Meagen is a senior at NYU pursuing an individualized major with a concentration in screenwriting and film studies. When she’s not reading for class, she’s reading recently produced screenplays. Sometimes she’s lucky and those two overlap.