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

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 600,000 international films and series, with click through access to more than 200 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 a 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 Tinch
Designer & 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.

Nadya Suprobo Putri
Editorial Intern

Nadya is a senior at the University of Southern California studying Business and Cinematic Arts. In her free time, she enjoys curating Spotify playlists, video editing, coffee shop hopping, and writing.
See which films Nadya recommends.

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