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Highlights

Black Star

Oct - Dec

Explore a galaxy of black film stars with a celebration of the range, versatility and power of black actors in this season of films and events dedicated to some of the most magnetic performances ever to grace the cinema screen.

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Angela Bassett Black Star

Black Star

Oct - Dec

Explore a galaxy of black film stars with a celebration of the range, versatility and power of black actors in this season of films and events dedicated to some of the most magnetic performances ever to grace the cinema screen.

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Under the Shadow + Director's Q&A

Mon 3 Oct

This spine-chilling debut from Iranian director Babak Anvari (who joins us for a Q&A) is a tense, atmospheric thriller set in a haunted Tehran apartment during the final days of the Iran-Iraq War.

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Playable City Award® Shortlist Revealed

Open for your comments

We are delighted to reveal the eight projects that have been selected for the 2016 shortlist – now open for your comments.

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Aisha Camera

Aged 16-19? Love film?

Apply for the BFI Film Academy Bristol

No matter your background, qualifications or experience, this is your chance to be a part of the film industry. Be part of a film crew, work with professionals on industry kit and see your ideas on the big screen - apply online now!

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In the woods

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Now screening

The hilarious latest from What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi is a goofy mash up of coming of age tale, buddy comedy, boys adventure and survivalist film about a foster kid who triggers a massive manhunt when he escapes to the New Zealand bush.

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Light Years

Now screening

A first feature of fragile beauty from Bristol-based BAFTA-winner Esther May Campbell, this lush British drama centres on three children, one of whom goes on an odyssey to reach their distant mother.

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Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Now screening

Viggo Mortensen stars as an idealistic survivalist father raising his six children off the grid and away from contemporary civilisation - until events force them into the outside world - in this charming, energetic and eccentric comedy drama.

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Tharlo

Opens Fri 30 Sept

Tibetan director Pema Tseden’s beguiling fable explores identity, clashes of culture and the daily rituals of sheep herding amidst the changing face of Tibet.

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Looking for America Sunday Brunches

Sundays Throughout October at Noon

To celebrate the release of Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, we present a cinematic itinerary of classic road trips across the heartland of the States.

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Baden Baden

Opens Fri 30 Sept

Rachel Lang’s hopeful portrait of a girl who's down but not yet out follows her attempts to get her life back together after an impulsive decision.

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Little Men

Opens Fri 30 Sept

Two New York boys fight to keep their parents’ personal business from sabotaging their connection in Ira Sachs’ (Love is Strange, Keep The Lights On) perfectly drawn and achingly sympathetic drama set against the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighbourhood.

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Conference Hire

At Watershed we have a passion for innovation and creativity: we take pride in making your event stand out from the rest.

People at conference at Watershed

We offer imaginative choices to meet your conference needs, delivered in the inspirational surroundings of this independent organisation with its intimate and vibrant atmosphere. With customers at the heart of our organisation Watershed delivers a diverse programme of films, events, festivals and conferences.

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Food & Drink

Watershed offers the perfect social space. We are open from early in the morning to late at night.

Watershed's Café/Bar

We are committed to projecting passion, care and pride in the whole Watershed experience. Our food is now as organic, seasonal, locally sourced and ethically produced as we can possibly make it. Sample our menu, get some drinks in or just come for a coffee before or after a film – the choice is up to you.

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News

Thu 22 Sep, 2016
Fourth international Playable City Award® Shortlist Revealed

Urbanimals 2015 Award Winner (photo by Paul Blakemore)

From emotionally responsive signposts to mischievous footprints, the Playable City Award’s eight shortlisted projects place journeys at the heart of the future city. Now open for your comments.

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