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

Festivals::

  1. International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (16 – 27 November, 2016)
    ParaDox
  2. CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark (16 – 26 March, 2017)
    DOX:AWARD Competition
  3. Motel Mozaique, the Netherlands (7 – 8 April, 2017)
  4. DOKfest Muenchen, Germany (3 – 14 May, 2017)
    DOK.Special
  5. BELDOCS – International Documentary Film Festival Belgrade, Serbia (8 – 15 May, 2017)
    Feel-Good-Movies
  6. CinéDOC – Tbilisi, Georgia (11 – 16 May, 2017)
    International Competition
  7. Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland (12 – 21 May, 2017)
  8. SPRING, the Netherlands (18 – 27 May, 2017)
  9. Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival, South-Africa (1 – 11 June, 2017)
  10. Dokufest – International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (4 – 12 August, 2017)
    FAKE IT SO REAL focus
  11. Open City Documentary Festival, United Kingdom (5 – 10 September, 2017)
    Official Selection
  12. Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia (14 – 17 September, 2017)
    Official Documentary Selection
  13. Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland (14 – 24 September, 2017)
  14. Queer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival, Portugal (15-23 September 2017)
    Queer Art Competition
  15. Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Forum van de Regissurs
  16. Queer Porto – International Queer Film Festival, Portugal (4-8 October 2017)
    Special on self-representation
  17. Rokumentti Rock Film Festival, Finland (15 – 19 November, 2017)
  18. this human world – International Human Rights Film Festival, Austria (30 November – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  19. Transcinema International Film Festival, Peru (1 – 9 December, 2017)
    International Competition
  20. Nordic Film Festival, Iceland (22 – 26 February, 2018)
    Nordic Films
  21. Finn FilmNapok, Hungary (February, 2018)
  22. EDOC – International Documentary Film Festival, Ecuador (9 – 20 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  23. Chicago Underground Film Fest, United States (6 – 10 June, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: The Spirit Of Cuff Award

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