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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

  • When You Need Them

    1 Video

  • The Life and Hard Times of Guy T...

    2 Videos

  • Do Not Forget Me Istanbul

    2 Videos

  • Trek it or Wreck it

    2 Seasons

  • Sleep With Me

    1 Video

  • Joint Body

    2 Videos

  • Tactical Girls

    2 Seasons

  • Steel City

    2 Videos

  • Shield of Solomon

    1 Video

  • The Hilltops

    1 Video

  • Gitmek - My Marlon & Brando

    2 Videos

  • Fear Forever + Your Geek News

    1 Season

  • Being Captain Zero

    1 Video

  • A Breath with Pina Bausch

    1 Video

  • Come to My Voice

    2 Videos

  • Toronto Bites

    1 Season

  • HYPE NIGHT

    3 Seasons

  • Weiser

    2 Videos

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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.

    Ke...

  2. When You Need Them

    1 Video

    Tribeca Film Festival
    Winner Toronto International Film and Video Awards

    Marcos is a lonely, Argentinean computer whiz living in New York City. Marcos finds comfort in gadgets and technology networks and is isolated from most human interaction or any type of social network. In an attempt to make his way into some sort of social scene and find a balance between technology and emotion, Marcos seeks companionship by awkwardly navigating his way th...

  3. The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico

    2 Videos

    South by Southwest Film Festival
    Toronto International Film Festival

    Country music greats Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Hawkins, and Donnie Fritts all gather to remember the bumbling semi-legend who put a small dent in the charts before suffering an untimely death in this musical mockumentary from director Michael Mabbott. He was the would-be outlaw of the 1970s country music scene, but somewhere along the line it all fell apart for...

  4. 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.

  5. Do Not Forget Me Istanbul

    2 Videos

    Athens Film Festival
    Istanbul Film Festival
    Sarajevo International Film Festival

    An aged mother with her middle aged daughter travels from Palestine to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet relatives. This anthology film continues as intense human emotions play out through multi-ethnic narratives that reveal Istanbul as both romantic and mysterious.

    Directed By: Hany Abu-Assa, Stefan Arsenijevic, Aida Begic, Iosifina Markarian, Stergios Niziris, Omar S...

  6. Sleep With Me

    1 Video

    St. Louis International Film Festival

    An ensemble drama set in the American Midwest focusing on a couple's struggle to have a child, and the consequences that arise after acquiring black market fertility drugs.

    Directed By: Brian Jun
    Written By: Brian Jun
    Starring: Raymond J. Barry, Lobo Sebastian, Danielle Camastra
    Aspects: Film Noir, Personal Drama, Blue Collar, Erotic, Gritty

  7. 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...

  8. Joint Body

    2 Videos

    Chicago International Film Festival
    Winner Midwest Independent Film Festival
    Calgary International Film Festival

    A gritty noir crime drama about Nick, a recent parolee, (Pellgrino) who is abandoned by his ex-wife and barred from seeing his young daughter. Trying to move on in his new life, Nick develops a relationship with a lonely, yet troubled exotic dancer (Witt). When someone from her past shows up unexpectedly, Nick saves her life, but on...

  9. Steel City

    2 Videos

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    Sundance Film Festival
    Chicago International Film Festival
    Independent Spirit Award Nominee

    A young man struggles to hold his family together while keeping his own life on track in this independent drama. P.J. Lee (Thomas Guiry) is a teenager growing up in a decaying industrial town in Illinois. Few kids have it easy where P.J.'s from, but he has it harder than most -- his parents split up several years ago, and P.J...

  10. Shield of Solomon

    1 Video

    Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Toronto Jewish Film Festival
    Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

    Thousands of men, women and children from Southern Sudan and the region of Darfur have been killed in what's described as the first genocide of the 21stCentury. Shield of Solomon tells the story of four refugees from Darfur who have found sanctuary in the most unlikely place, the Jewish state of Israel.

  11. The Hilltops

    1 Video

    HotDocs Documentary Film Festival
    Santa Barbara Film Festival
    Toronto Jewish Film Festival

    An insider’s exploration into the lives of three prominent settler leaders and their battles to hold on to what they perceive as their biblical heart land. The reality of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict will unravel in-front of the lens as the viewer gets a rare, no-holds-barred look into the lives of theWest Bank settlements and those who stare down th...

  12. 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!

  13. Gitmek - My Marlon & Brando

    2 Videos

    Winner Tribeca Film Festival
    Rotterdam International Film Festival
    Melbourne International Film Festival

    Actress and writer Ayca falls in love with actor Hama Ali, famous for his performance as Iraq’s version of Superman, while filming just before the outbreak of the Iraq War. The lovers are forced to separate but vow to be reunited.

    Directed By: Huseyin Karabey
    Written By: Ayça Damgaci, Hüseyin Karabey
    Starring: Ayça Damgaci, Cengiz Bozk...

  14. Being Captain Zero

    1 Video

    Two 1970s era marijuana smugglers were forced to separate when they got too successful. But nothing they saw in their years together could prepare them for what they saw when they reunited 20 years later. Based on the best selling book 'In search of Captain Zero'

  15. A Breath with Pina Bausch

    1 Video

    A unique record of the visit to Istanbul in 2002 of legendary German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, and her Tanztheater de Wuppertal company, a visit which inspired the performance piece 'A Breath.' It provides a fascinating backstage look at a work in progress and gives an insight into the creative genius of Bausch, who died in 2009. Interspersed with the rehearsal scenes is the actual stage work, a performance full of stunningly poetic ima...

  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. Come to My Voice

    2 Videos

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Milan Film Festival Winner
    Mar del Plata International Film Festival Winner

    In a remote Kurdish village in the mountains little Jiyan is worried about her father who has been arrested by the Turkish police as a suspected guerilla. He will only be released when his family surrenders his gun.

    Directed By: Huseyin Karabey
    Written By: Hüseyin Karabey, Abidin Parilti...

  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. Weiser

    2 Videos

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Polish Film Festival
    Polish Film Awards Winner Best Film

    A man struggles to come to terms with a mystery that has haunted him throughout his adult life in this drama from Poland. In 1967, a 13-year-old boy named Dawid discovered a cache of explosives and began experimenting with them; one day, several of his friends saw Dawid wave to them shortly before a massive explosion went off near a railway tunnel, and ...

  20. Live From The Centre

    1 Season

    Live From The Centre

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. Your Geek News

    4 Seasons

    Movie previews and reviews curated by geeks, for geeks!

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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...

  26. 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.

  27. BSGcast

    3 Seasons

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

  28. We Were Wolves

    2 Videos

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Atlantic Film Festival
    Whistler Film Festival

    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, Stev...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. The Other Side of Porcupine Lake

    4 Videos

    Whistler Film Festival
    Rhode Island Film Festival

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    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...

  35. 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

  36. 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...

  37. L'Armée du Salut (Salvation Army)

    1 Video

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Venice Film Festival
    Rotterdam International 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: Abdellah Taïa
    Starring: ...

  38. 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...

  39. 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...

  40. It's Hard to Be Human

    2 Videos

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    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...

  41. The Drawer Boy film

    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

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    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...

  42. 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...

  43. 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...

  44. 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

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. ...and much more!