Craigslist Allstars

A film by: Samira Elagoz

Through Craigslist, an internationally active internet network, performance artist Samira Elagoz arranges one-on-one meetings with a wide variety of men in three cities and explores how the camera influences intimacy between two strangers: The documentarian and the subject. The set up is simple – she brings a camera, and films how they get to know each other. Every encounter is real and unscripted. Weaving her own presence in and out of the various scenes, she becomes part of the narrative. Instead of making a film she enters one. It makes little difference in which part of the world her subjects are living – they are all lonely in some way, shape or form.

Country: the Netherlands, Finland
Genre: Documentary
Length: 65’
Completion: 11/2016
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: English
Subtitles: English


  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (16 – 27 November, 2016)
  • CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark (16 – 26 March, 2017)
    DOX:AWARD Competition
  • Motel Mozaique, the Netherlands (7 – 8 April, 2017)
  • DOKfest Muenchen, Germany (3 – 14 May, 2017)
  • BELDOCS – International Documentary Film Festival Belgrade, Serbia (8 – 15 May, 2017)
  • CinéDOC – Tbilisi, Georgia (11 – 16 May, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland (12 – 21 May, 2017)
  • SPRING, the Netherlands (18 – 27 May, 2017)
  • Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival, South-Africa (1 – 11 June, 2017)

Director: Samira Elagoz
Editing: Samira Elagoz
Cinematography: Samira Elagoz
Producer: Samira Elagoz
Co-production: AHK, Amsterdam University of the Arts