Finding Fela

September Podcast

Our Creative Director Clare Reddington discusses the positive aspects of play and how we can use the infrastructures of cities to make people think about where they live and how they can connect with each other.



Finding Fela

Opens Fri 5 Sept

The story of Afrobeat pioneer, multi-instrumentalist, human rights activist and all round rhythmic genius Fela Kuti is brought to captivating life by Oscar®-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney. Join us for our Afrobeat party on Fri 5 Sept from 22:00 - late in the Café/Bar!

Full Fat Simon

Watch, Vote and Comment

DepicT! '14 shortlist is live!

Our 90 second mini-movies are now all available for your viewing pleasure over at - we need your help to determine the winner of the Shooting People Audience Award, so have your say on the films now!



Winner of the Playable City Award

Bristol, come and play with your shadows... we are delighted to announce that this year's winner of the international £30,000 Playable City Award is Shadowing, which will be launched in the city in the autumn.

Sigourney Weaver in Alien

Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Register your interest now!

This winter we are taking a giant leap into the world of Sci Fi with a huge season dedicated to the world's most popular film genre. Get a sense of the shape of the season here, and sign up for updates...

A couple on a boat

Night Moves

Now screening

A Hitchcockian tension infuses this eco-terrorist thriller, confirming Kelly Reichardt's talent at capturing the realities of American life at a granular level of detail.

A woman

Obvious Child

Now screening

Stand-up comedian Donna's drunken one-night stand - and epic lapse in judgment - turn out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Two Men

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Now screening

This engrossing Scandinavian crime drama is the first adaptation of the Department Q novels. A detective is now a pariah on the force after a shootout goes badly wrong.

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Food & Drink

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

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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Conference Hire

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

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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27 Aug, 2014
Unleash your shadow with Shadowing

We are very excited to announce that at dusk on Thu 11 Sept Shadowing, Watershed’s second Playable City Award, will be unveiled. This interactive public artwork invites Bristol’s citizens to discover and play with their shadows under eight modified streetlights spread across the city.