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Online showcase of creative work
Watershed's showcase of creative work, talks, commissions, innovation, artist journals, festival diaries & archive projects
A Personal History of Corruption
This playful online artwork by Joe Magee toys with the idea of interaction and corruption.
Aug - Sep 2002
BEAM Live Part 1
BEAM Live was an evening of music and live iPad art which took place at Watershed as part of Filmic.
29 Mar 2012
Bernard Herrmann Centenary
A series of talks, articles, and interviews celebrating the work of composer Bernard Herrmann, of Psycho, Vertigo and Taxi Driver fame.
Between Heaven and Hell: The Films of Ulrich Seidl
In 2008 Watershed celebrated the work of Austrian director, writer, and producer Ulrich Seidl with this microsite.
Sep - Oct 2008
An innovative award that provided support for artists to develop their creative practice in digital media.
Apr 1998 - Dec 2007
Conversations About Cinema: Impact of Conflict
Opening up issues, debates and discussion through film.
Jan - Jun 2015
A year-long season of events reflecting on cinema from 2000-09 and the films that began to define a new century of cinema.
Feb - Dec 2010
DepicT!, Watershed’s short filmmaking competition, has been challenging filmmakers since 1998 to make 90-second mini movie masterpieces.
Aug 1999 - present
Film Hub South West
Managed by Watershed, Film Hub South West & West Midlands works with cinemas, film exhibitors and distributors to promote cinema
Talks and interviews recorded as part of our annual Filmic programme, exploring the enduring relationship between music and moving image.
A regional professional development scheme for filmmakers, developing a network of talent in and around Bristol, Sheffield, and Nottingham.
Sep - Dec 2012
Intense Intimacy: The Cinema of Claire Denis
In 2010 Watershed celebrated the work of French director, Claire Denis, with a retrospective marking the release of her feature, 'White Material'.
Jun - Jul 2010
Mail, Maps and Motion
A spectacular one-off performance, as part of London 2012 Festival, combining live music and moving image on a massive scale.
17 Aug 2012
A collection of talks and panel discussions celebrating the work of legendary Canadian academic and media guru, Marshall McLuhan.
A Watershed produced collaboration which follows 12 artists working as part of Unlimited, the Cultural Olympiad programme focusing on disability.
Jun - Sep 2012
RELAYS at Watershed
A programme of film screenings, events and projects exploring the rich connections between sport, media, and culture.
Jan 2008 - Aug 2012
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) discuss their new score for this classic film from 1928.
Watershed and Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone
A collection of projects produced by Watershed which explore the creative potential of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.
Watershed – Europa Cinema Entrepreneur of the Year
A short film showing a selection of Watershed's work in support of its award as Europa Cinema 'Entrepreneur of the Year'.
Talks at Watershed