The internationally renowned Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival returns to Watershed from Tue 17- Sun 22 September, offering a chance to catch the best and brightest emerging talent from around the world.
An intriguing experimental sculpture of a young girl standing alone and gazing at her mobile phone was installed on Platform 3 at Bristol's Temple Meads Station on Thu 25 July.
‘Maya’ is a unique three-dimensional pixelated portrait created by Bristol-based internationally renowned artist, Luke Jerram. From a distance, the sculpture is clear to see but as you move closer, it disconcertingly appears to fragment into cubes.
It's dogs a-go-go at Watershed this summer!
The whole of Bristol and beyond has gone barking mad for Gromit Unleashed, the trail of 80, five foot tall sculptures across Bristol and further afield, and Watershed just couldn’t let the event go by without hosting Gromit’s Movie Marvels, a month long season of films featuring man’s best friend this August.
From today and for the rest of the summer, Bristol residents and visitors can spark up conversations with the city, using any mobile phone (no smart phone required). As the first commission of Bristol’s Playable City Award produced by Watershed, Hello Lamp Post invites you to try a new way of communicating through lamp posts, post boxes and other familiar street furniture, by texting the unique codes found on each object.
Clare Reddington, Director of the Pervasive Media Studio says:
Following the magical happenings of last week when we interviewed for a Magician in Residence we are delighted to announce that with a little bit of jiggery pokery and mystical manoeuvers we now have two magicians joining us! Kieron Kirkland and Stuart Nolan will be exploring creative ideas that blend technology, interaction design, magic and illusion at Watershed and the University of Bristol.
Watershed is delighted to announce an open call for artists, creative producers and technologists to participate in ‘Recife: The Playable City’, an exciting new international initiative that brings together talented people from Brazil and the UK.
Watershed hosted a fake film screening on Friday afternoon to create an experience that Taunton couple Johnny Wingfield and Lavinia Down would never forget: Johnny's surprise proposal was the featured film!
Here at Watershed we are very proud of our city and we do everything we can to promote and support the plethora of innovation and new ideas that spring forth from it. Bristol’s local currency the Bristol Pound - a great innovation designed to boost independent business in the city - is one of Bristol’s brightest ideas, and we are delighted to announce that we are now accepting £B’s in the Café/Bar and at Box Office.
Are you a young filmmaker (aged 21 or under) or perhaps you work for an organisation working with young creatives? Have you made a short film (under 5mins) this year already, or are you thinking of picking up a camera for the first time this summer?