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Welcome to the Highball.TV, the Premiere Film Festival Streaming Site!

Highball brings the Film Festival experience to you with the very best of cinema, cherry-picked from festivals around the world.

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Highball.TV - Film Festival Streaming Site

Welcome to the Highball.TV, the Premiere Film Festival Streaming Site!

Highball brings the Film Festival experience to you with the very best of cinema, cherry-picked from festivals around the world.

A subscription will give you an all-access pass to every film on the site, and we're adding great, new stuff to Highball.TV for you every week.

Not only will you be able to watch the films and special features, but you'll be able to comment on the films to engage with the filmmakers and other film-lovers like yourself. You could also get in on the conversation in the forums, or start your own topic!

Sure, you can rent or buy films, but better yet, you can subscribe for an all-access pass!

We hope you'll join us!

~The Highball.TV Film Curation Team

  • Band Ladies

    1 Season

  • All My Loved Ones

    1 Video

  • Trek it or Wreck it

    2 Seasons

  • Farah Goes Bang

    2 Videos

  • The Case of the Massey Bodice Ri...

    2 Videos

  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    1 Video

  • Tactical Girls

    2 Seasons

  • The Bicycle Thief (Ladri Di Bici...

    1 Video

  • We Were Wolves

    2 Videos

  • Nosferatu

    1 Video

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1 Video

  • Fear Forever + Your Geek News

    1 Season

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    1 Video

  • The Gold Rush

    1 Video

  • The General

    1 Video

  • Toronto Bites

    1 Season

  • HYPE NIGHT

    3 Seasons

  • The Other Side of Porcupine Lake

    4 Videos

  • Apnea

    1 Video

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  1. Band Ladies

    1 Season

    Band Ladies is a darkly comedic series about an uptight homemaker, a disillusioned litigator, a burnt out teacher, a ‘fertilly frustrated’ trophy wife and a coked up yogi, who trudge through their monthly Book Club only to come alive when they finally come clean about their own regrets.

    As the Band Ladies get in touch with their rage and power, they discover true friendship and an inner strength no one knew they had, not even themselves.

  2. All My Loved Ones

    1 Video

    All My Loved Ones

  3. Trek it or Wreck it

    2 Seasons

    Every week, a panel of hardcore Trekkies goes to town on the newest episodes of Star Trek Discovery and The Orville, discussing the characters, the tone, and the ethics, whether Gene Roddenberry would call it Star Trek.

  4. Farah Goes Bang

    2 Videos

    Tribeca Film Festival Winner
    Garden State Film Festival Winner

    A road-trip comedy that centers on Farah, a twenty-something woman who tries to lose her virginity while campaigning for John Kerry in 2004. Farah and her friends K.J. and Roopa follow the campaign trail to Ohio, seizing this charged moment in their lives and the life of their country.

    Directed By: Meera Menon
    Written By: Meera Menon, Laura Goode
    Starring: Nikohl Boosheri, Kand...

  5. The Case of the Massey Bodice Ripping

    2 Videos

    Venice Short Film Festival Winner
    Grand Budapest Festival Winner
    Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner
    Canadian Film Festival

    The Case of the Massey Bodice Ripping is a comedy satire working to create a film that illuminates the overwhelmingly poor use of rape as a plot device in contemporary film and TV.

    Director: Karen Knox
    Writers: Dana Fradkin, Karen Knox
    Starring: Raoul Bhaneja, Maria Ricossa, Jack Mosshammer, Benjamin Blais, Allis...

  6. Tactical Girls

    2 Seasons

    Canadian Screen Award Winner
    Seattle International Film Festival
    Canadian Independent Film Festival Winner

    Three women who work at a trucking company go on tactical missions to empower themselves against their belligerent boss, until one mission goes horribly wrong.

    Directed By: Matt Campagna
    Written By: Melissa D'Agostino, Matt Campagna, Diana Bentley
    Starring: Diana Bentley, Kristian Bruun, Melissa D'Agostino, Nicole Stamp, Maria Vacra...

  7. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    1 Video

    Cannes Film Festival
    Academy Award Nominee
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes

    The wealthy Martha Ivers is the prime mover of the small Pennsylvania town of Iverston. Martha lives in a huge mansion with her DA husband, Walter O'Neil, an alcoholic weakling. No one knows just why Martha and Walter tolerate one another....but Sam Masterson, an Iverstown boy who returns to town, may just have a clue. At least that's what Martha thinks when Sam asks Walter to ...

  8. The Bicycle Thief (Ladri Di Biciclette)

    1 Video

    Locarno International Film Festival Winner
    Cannes Classics
    Academy Award Winner
    BAFTA Winner

    In the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, a desperate but hopeful family man is on his first day of a new job, when his bicycle, essential to do the work, is stolen. With his wide-eyed son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief.

    Directed By: Vittorio De Sica
    Written By: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, O...

  9. We Were Wolves

    2 Videos

    Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection

    After the death of their father, two estranged brothers return to the family cottage to sort through his possessions. Over the course of three days, they must learn to let go of the man they mythologized and accept responsibility for the men they have become.

    Directed By: Jordan Canning
    Written By: Steve Cochrane & Jordan Canning
    Starring: Peter Mooney, Steve Cochrane & Lynda Boyd
    Asp...

  10. Nosferatu

    1 Video

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Toronto International Film Festival
    International Film Festival Rotterdam
    Locarno International Film Festival
    97% on Rotten Tomatoes

    An unauthorized, only slightly-altered adaptation of Stoker's Dracula novel, F. W. Murnau's landmark vampire film begins in the Carpathian mountains, where real estate agent Hutter has arrived to close a sale with the reclusive Herr Orlok. Despite the feverish warnings of the ...

  11. Fear Forever + Your Geek News

    1 Season

    Amy Seidman from Fear Forever joins Matt Campagna from Your Geek News to review the newest science fiction, horror and genre films and tv shows!

  12. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1 Video

    Winner New York Film Festival
    91% on Rotten Tomatoes

    In fifteenth century Paris, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen. Meanwhile, a revolution is brewing…
    This film version of the Victor Hugo novel Notre Dame de Paris was a super-duper-spectacular as only Hollywood of the 1920s could make them, but it is never so large that it dwarfs the contribution of its star, Lon Chaney. As the hunchbacked bellringer Quasimodo, Chaney ad...

  13. The Phantom of the Opera

    1 Video

    Leeds International Film Festival Official Selection
    Silent Film Festival Official Selection
    National Film Preservation Board

    At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom in the catacombs, where he lives. What's his goal? What's his secret?

    Directed By: Lon Chaney Jr, Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick
    Writt...

  14. The Gold Rush

    1 Video

    New York Film Festival
    Toronto International Film Festival
    Gent International Film Festival
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes

    The Little Tramp heads to Alaska to try his luck at searching for gold but gets more than he bargained for when he’s forced to deal with blizzards, criminals, and falling in love.

    The New York Film Festival
    Academy Award Nominations Best Music, Score

    Directed By: Charlie Chaplin
    Written By: Charlie Chaplin
    Starring: Cha...

  15. The General

    1 Video

    Cannes Film Festival
    Berlin International Film Festival
    International Film Festival Rotterdam
    São Paulo International Film Festival
    Toronto International Film Festival

    When the American Civil War breaks out, confederate railroad engineer Johnny Gray has his beloved locomotive carrying his fiancée stolen by Union spies. He boards another massive train, and sets out to pursue the Northern spies to get his kidnapped steam engine back.

    Brilli...

  16. Toronto Bites

    1 Season

    Chef Jeff Campagna tours the most multi-cultural city on Earth in a ravenous quest for the best that Toronto has to offer. From Shawarma to Ice cream, he eats more of it than any man should in a single day, all in the name of bringing you the verdict on who does it best.

  17. The Other Side of Porcupine Lake

    4 Videos

    Whistler Film Festival
    Rhode Island Film Festival

    Would you like to rent this film instead of subscribe? That's here: https://lickst.at/RentTheOtherSideOfPorcupineLake

    A behind-the-scenes documentary about acclaimed independent Canadian director, Ingrid Veninger, as she makes her sixth feature film, Porcupine Lake.

    Directed By: Julian Papas
    Cast: Ingrid Veninger, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Christopher Bolton, Hallie Switzer, Charlotte Salis...

  18. HYPE NIGHT

    3 Seasons

    Join Melissa D’Agostino and Dale Boyer as they groove to some open source music, and hype amazing women! It’s a celebration of rad women who make the world. Check out the show live on Facebook on Wednesdays, and get in on the hype!

    HypeNight #HypeNight

  19. Apnea

    1 Video

    San Sebastian International Film Festival
    Iquique International Film Festival

    Daniel spends his vacation with his family at the hot springs. While swimming he learns that his parents are getting divorced. However, an incident with his younger brother will eventually trigger all of his frustrations.

    Directed by: Jeremy Hatcher
    Written by: Matias Schmidt
    Starring: Daniel Lobos

  20. Hard Goodbyes: My Father

    2 Videos

    Locarno Film Festival Winner
    Thessaloniki Film Festival Winner
    Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection

    Elias is a 10 year old boy living in Athens with his family in 1969 and has an interest in Jules Verne's stories and in astronomy. His father, with whom Elias has a strong relationship, is a travelling salesman and his absence affects the whole family. On the eve of his departure for a long business trip he promises his son tha...

  21. The Silk Road

    1 Season

    Journalist Anastasia Tubanos and Filmmaker Matt Campagna undertake a month-long journey through India. From the bustling streets of Mumbai to the serene mountains of Darjeeling, and from the dusty palaces of Jaipur and Agra to the tropical beaches of Kerala and Goa, join them as they discover the hidden wonders of the mighty subcontinent.

  22. L'Armée du Salut (Salvation Army)

    1 Video

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Angers European First Film Festival Winner
    Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

    Want to rent only this film instead of subscribe? That's here: https://lickst.at/RentSalvationArmy

    In a working class neighborhood in Casablanca, Abdellah, a homosexual teen, tries to build his own life within his big family, caught between an authoritarian mother and an older brother, who he adores.

    Writer & Director: A...

  23. MasterShot - The Adapted Screenplay

    1 Video

    This Highball "MasterShot" roundtable features actor and screenwriter Susan Coyne ("Mozart in the Jungle", "Slings and Arrows"), New York Times Best-Selling author turned screenwriter Linwood Barclay ("Never Saw it Coming"), and filmmaker Arturo Pérez Torres ("The Drawer Boy") to discuss their process, and their challenges, in adapting a screenplay from source material. Melissa D'Agostino hosts this panel, which is also available as a podcast on iT...

  24. Live From The Centre

    1 Season

    Live From The Centre

  25. Levantar (Arise)

    1 Video

    Luis's earthquake is not the one that left him homeless in 2010; his own tremor starts with the imminent departure of his sister Ale, who has decided to escape from a city that rises leaving them behind. Between anger and wonder, Luis spends his days walking over the building waste of what was once their old home. Forgotten by a nation revolutionized by social movements and speeches of progress, Luis realizes that the earthquake knocked down someth...

  26. It's Hard to Be Human

    2 Videos

    Looking for a physical DVD? That's here: https://lickst.at/ItsHardToBeHumanDVD

    And get your hands on the Collector's Edition softcover screenplay right here: https://lickst.at/ItsHardToBeHuman-TheBook

    “It’s Hard to be Human” brings you the visceral experience of God’s daughter in the liminal place before death. Agnes is an 18-year old delinquent who can’t figure out the point of life on earth. Her father (God) is a busy man, a torn husband, a...

  27. Your Geek News

    4 Seasons

    Movie previews and reviews curated by geeks, for geeks!

  28. The Drawer Boy

    5 Videos

    TIFF Film Circuit
    Winner Canadian Film Festival
    Winner Heartland Film Festival
    Winner Sedona Film Festival

    Want to rent instead of subscribe? Just go here: https://lickst.at/RentTheDrawerBoy

    Looking for a physical DVD? Those are here: https://lickst.at/DrawerBoyOnDVD

    It’s 1971 and a Toronto performance troupe ventures out to Ontario’s countryside to research a theatre project. Miles, a young actor, befriends two aging farmers, a gruff w...

  29. Victoria

    1 Video

    "Victoria" searches to inquire the genre of eroticism, immersing in the fantasies of a woman, alone in her new apartment after a breakup. Before the famous best-seller "The Fifty shades of Grey" arrived to Chile, it was already being developed the idea of approaching an abandoned topic: feminine eroticism. The investigation headed towards to the question: What makes something arousing for women, considering that sexuality in media is projected from...

  30. Vito's Basement

    1 Season

    Vito is a sardonic character who will make you a cocktail, comment on politics, entertainment, society and life and walk you through the "Italian segment". Joined by his side kick Lion-el Richee and his director Dale, he keeps his tongue sharp and his comedy blunt.
    VIEWER DISCRETION: is strongly advised.

  31. Mermelada

    2 Videos

    Submerged in a routine life, Andrea escapes her loneliness through delirious fantasies with the men around her. However, a bad nail in the wall will make her neighbor, Marcos, enter his life, to the point of breaking even in his imagination.

    Directed By: Benjamin Rojo
    Written By: Carlos Bleycher, Andrea Cordones, Benjamin Rojo
    Starring: Carolina Paulsen, Edinson Díaz, Emilio Ciriza
    Aspects: Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Short, Sp...

  32. BSGcast

    3 Seasons

    Featuring news, reviews, interviews and live events, this is the one and only aftershow for the SciFi TV phenomenon, Battlestar Galactica.

  33. Hombre Eléctrico (Electric Man)

    1 Video

    Gaston and his mother Fresia live in a little desert town where mirages seem to come alive. Lonely characters within a community that seems like it’s out of time, liable to the memories of a forgotten past, where voices, sounds and gestures reveal the magic of a nostalgic world, that opens at the turn of a bicycle’s wheels.

    Director: Álvaro Muñoz
    Aspects: Magical Realism, Spanish, Chile, Foreign Language, Short Film, Drama, Energy Crisis

  34. No Hay Pan (No Bread)

    1 Video

    Rotterdam International Film Festival
    Mecal Festival Latinoamericano - Winner
    Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema

    Luis is the owner of a little grocery store that suffers a sudden downturn when a supermarket sets up in its neighborhood and he is told that he'll no longer be provided with bread. The man faces a crossroads: closing the store, or finding another bread supplier to keep his business open.

  35. La Última Escena (The Final Scene)

    1 Video

    Rio de Janeiro Curta Cinema Winner
    La Calera National Film Festival Winner
    Busan International Short Film Festival

    Heine Mix (78), an important playwright that now lives as a hermit in a shack with his dogs, faces the uncertainty of staying or having to leave the land he lives in, because it does not belong to him. Heine will be frustrated by the course his life has taken y the consequences of his past actions.

  36. A Tale of Love, Madness, and Death

    1 Video

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Nashville Film Festival Winner
    Chicago International Film Festival Winner

    My uncle is schizophrenic and my grandmother suffers from a terminal illness. My grandfather, who is unable to take care of both, must decide between his wife or his son.

  37. In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Sag...

    16 Videos

    Official Selection London Raindance Film Festival
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes

    Want to Buy/Rent it instead of subscribe? Just go here: https://lickst.at/RentJohnFahey
    The legendary American guitarist, composer and provocateur John Fahey is often considered the godfather of 'American primitive guitar'. This documentary features Pete Townshend, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and Joey Burns of Calexico. These stellar musicians, along with Fahey associ...

  38. Real Artists

    2 Videos

    Honolulu Film Awards Winner Best Short
    Miami International Sci-Fi Film Festival Winner
    HollyShorts Film Festival Winner
    AT&T Film Awards Winner

    Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios -- who’d have thought a fan edit of one of their hit films could land her a shot at a job? But when she meets arch, mysterious executive Anne Palladon, she soon learns all is not as she expec...

  39. The Man With the Golden Arm

    1 Video

    Locarno Film Festival
    Academy Award Nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Music, Best Art Direction
    BAFTA Award Nominations: Best Film, Best Foreign Actor

    Recently released from prison, Frankie is determined to set his life in order -- and that means divesting himself of his drug habit. He dreams of becoming a jazz drummer, but his greedy wife Eleanor Parker wants him to continue his lucrative gambling activities. Since Parker is con...

  40. A Star Is Born

    2 Videos

    Venice Film Festival Official Selection
    Academy Award Winner
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes

    In her only Technicolor film, Janet Gaynor stars as Esther Blodgett, the small-town girl who dreams of Hollywood stardom, a role later played by Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga in the 1954, 1976, and 2018 remakes. Esther meets Danny McGuire (Fredric March in his Technicolor debut), a fading movie star who helps launch her career. The supporting ca...

  41. La Soledad

    2 Videos

    Venice Film Festival Official Selection
    Miami International Film Festival Winner
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes

    A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home.

    Directed By: Jorge Thielen Armand
    Written By: Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo Michelangeli
    Starring: José Dolores López, Adrializ López, Marley Alvillares
    Aspects: Dra...

  42. How Are You?

    1 Video

    Susan Coyne stars as a recently divorced woman continually confronted by the titular question and struck by the fact that those asking don't really care. Like any joke with a good punchline, this one slays thanks to a surprisingly operatic ending.

    Directed By: Martha Burns, Susan Coyne
    Written By: Martha Burns, Susan Coyne
    Starring: Susan Coyne, Tom McCamus, Bob Martin
    Aspects: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Short, Female Director

  43. The Stranger

    2 Videos

    Venice Film Festival
    Berlin International Film Festival
    Academy Award Nominee: Best Writing
    TIFF Cinematheque
    AFI Cinematheque
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes

    An investigator from the War Crimes Commission (Edward G. Robinson) travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi, who may be hiding out in a small town in the guise of a distinguished professor (Orson Welles).

    Directed By: Orson Welles
    Written By: Anthony Veiller
    Starring: Orson Welles...

  44. Robin & Mark & Richard III

    2 Videos

    Toronto Hot Docs Cinema Premiere

    Want to rent instead of subscribe? Just go here: https://lickst.at/RentRMRIII

    Over the course of three years, Martha Burns and Susan Coyne filmed the late theatre director Robin Phillips and performer Mark McKinney (The Kids in the Hall) rehearsing a piece from Shakespeare’s Richard III at Robin’s home outside of Stratford. Eventually joined by the actor Christine Horne, a tender intimacy develops between the ...

  45. A Pinprick of Light

    1 Video

    Cannes Film Festival
    Winner Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Winner Euro Shorts International Film Festival
    Winner Mid Tenn Film Festival

    Want to rent it instead of subscribe? Just go here: https://lickst.at/RentAPinprickOfLight

    Inspired by true events, John M. Hull, a university professor starts to lose his eyesight and fears that his world is slipping away. He is hoping for a dream that keeps alive his memories of what he holds de...

  46. My Man Godfrey

    1 Video

    Academy Awards Nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Writing, Screenplay
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes
    Official Selection Edinburgh International Film Festival
    AFI Cinematheque

    Irene, an eccentric, wealthy Manhattanite, wins a society-ball scavenger hunt after finding a “forgotten man”—an apparent down-and-out drifter—at a du...

  47. The Red Balloon

    1 Video

    Cannes Film Festival Winner
    Oscar Winner
    BAFTA Winner
    Berlin Internatonal Film Festival
    Vienna International Film Festival
    Prix Louis Delluc Winner

    In this nearly wordless children’s fable, a red balloon forms a life of its own and starts to follow a young boy through his daily activities around the streets of Paris.

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