November 2012

Electric December is live!

Fri 30 Nov, 2012

Electric December, Watershed's annual short film competition, is here - ready to make December just that little bit more joyous with an outstanding online showcase of 24 short films from across Europe - one for each day of advent.

This year we are thrilled to have received over 70 entries from across the UK and Europe including Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Romania and Poland. The final 24 films for Electric December's fourteenth edition were all selected due to their imaginative and distinctive style.

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Bristol Palestine Film Festival puts itself on the map

Tue 20 Nov, 2012

After the success of last year's inaugural festival, Bristol Palestine Film Festival returns to Bristol with films, talks, masterclasses and events exploring fresh perspectives on Palestine's economic, social, political and cultural life.

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An app is not just for Christmas....

Fri 16 Nov, 2012

Last week we launched Time Bank, a quarterly opportunity where Watershed staff will share their skills with other artists, filmmakers and cultural organisations.

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Playing the City

Thu 15 Nov, 2012

It’s now just three weeks until the deadline for applications for the Playable City Award, our new £30,000 commission open to artists and creatives from across the world. The challenge is to use creative technologies in surprising and engaging ways to create a new work which will be installed in a public space in Bristol next summer (before being toured internationally).

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Afrika Eye returns to Watershed with a bang!

Tue 6 Nov, 2012

Bristol’s very own African film festival returns to Watershed from Fri 9 Nov to Sun 11 Nov with another great line-up of cinema, music, workshops and discussion. This year the festival takes a close look at fifty years of independence for Jamaica and also focuses on African trauma healing. With sixteen fascinating, diverse events that make up this year’s Festival programme, Afrika Eye Film Festival 2012 promises to be one of the highlights in Bristol’s cultural calendar.

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Radioactive choirs and artificial intelligence: updates from the Studio Residencies

Fri 2 Nov, 2012

Jars of beetles, a radioactive centuries-old choir and artificial intelligence: they're all part of the current Studio Residencies commissions, which are now well under way, with updates from the artists available for you to explore and comment on online.

What are the Studio Residencies? They offer artists the rare chance to research projects at the intersection of art, technology and culture in the unique collaborative environment of Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio.

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