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Digital Stories by fourteen older people (aged 50+) from across Europe, recording their memories of the summer they turned eighteen.
Mar 2010 -
90 Second Film Challenge
A fun film challenge that encouraged businesses in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise zone to get creative and make a short film.
Aardman Animations FILMCLUB Q&A
Makers of Aardman Animations 'The Pirates!' discuss how animation is made and their work in the creative industry.
29 Feb 2012
BFI Film Academy Bristol
A free development programme for 16-19 year olds, aiming to identify and support the next wave of British filmmaking talent.
A creative digital storytelling project giving an insight into the lives of Bristolians and their experience of the city.
Aug 2005 - present
Bristol Stories from the Railways
A collection of films focusing on Bristol's railways which were created for Bristol Stories, Watershed's creative digital storytelling project.
May 2012 -
Bristol Talent Lab
We assembled a diverse, innovative team of young Bristol people to devise a new online platform for youth.
Bristol Youth Links
A collaboration between Watershed and Bristol City Council to create a platform for young voices in Bristol.
Apr 2014 - present
Cinékids events are monthly film screenings for children aged 6-11, followed by fun-filled creative activities like these!
Creative Cinema Summer School: Flea To The Circus
A week long extravaganza of cinema-themed films and workshops for children inspired by the circus fun of Disney Pixar's 'A Bug's Life'.
28 - 31 Aug 2012
A week long workshop for over fifties from across Europe, creating digital stories based on their personal experiences with food.
8 - 12 Apr 2013
Watershed's annual online advent calendar: 24 days of filmmaking delights from young people across Europe.
Dec 1999 - Jan 2012
A development programme for European youth workers that explored how web 2.0 and social media tools can extend and enhance their practice.
Jul - Dec 2010
Fresh Flix: Inside Out
In this event, a panel of brilliant film industry professionals spoke to students from years 9 - 13 about working in the film industry.
19 Sep 2012
Future Producers is a Watershed development scheme for 18-25 year olds, teaching them the skills needed to programme a cross art-form venue like Watershed.
Sep 2012 - present
Ghostwatch: My Urban Home
Do you dare to follow 8 brave children as they track the movements of the ghost of Barton Hill?
13 - 16 Feb 2012
Gromit's Movie Marvels: Animation Workshops
A month-long stop-motion animation summer school as part of Cinékids, programmed by Gromit!
Aug 2013 -
Love: A Digital Storytelling Workshop
A digital workshop for European learners aged over fifty that resulted in a collection of short films themed around love.
6 Jun - 10 Jul 2011
Memories and Mediascapes
An innovative digital workshop designed for pan-European learners aged 50+ which culminated in a harbourside soundwalk app and online map.
9 - 13 May 2011
Joff Winterhart and Tom Stubbs worked with 28 older people around Bristol to time-travel through living memory.
A Watershed led filmmaking programme which enabled young people across Bristol to make and showcase three short films.
May - Nov 2010
Shot by young filmmakers this 5min docu-drama examines the life of a low income family feeling the strain of recession.
Jul - Sep 2009
What's The Score: The Mistletoe Bough
This classic gothic film gets a brand new score as part of a Filmic workshop for 18-25 year olds.
23 Feb 2014
Young Leaders Volunteer Programme
Two new scores for Alice in Wonderland (1903), and two documentaries about the workshops, originated by a group of sixteen Young Leaders.
Jan - Apr 2010
Meet Dave, a hapless young zombie trying to make his way in the world.
28 - 29 Oct 2013
Talks at Watershed