November 2013

Congratulations to Watershed winners at the Media Innovation Awards

Wed 27 Nov, 2013

Three Watershed-supported projects were announced as winners of the 2013 Media Innovation Awards last week at a glittering event held in Plymouth. Hosted by one of Channel 4’s Three Hungry Boys, Thom Hunt, the event is a joint initiative by the media and design networks in the South West. Now in their seventh year, the awards celebrate the most innovative work produced by creative companies.

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Magic making at Watershed

Wed 20 Nov, 2013

For the past two months we have had the great pleasure of hosting two magicians in residence, Stuart Nolan and Kieron Kirkland. Based at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio, they have been exploring creative ideas that blend technology, interactive design, magic and illusion. Kieron and Stuart here share some of the ideas that they have been developing in collaboration with the Bristol Interaction and Graphics Group at the University of Bristol.

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The Pervasive Media Studio welcomes new residents

Thu 14 Nov, 2013

Following an open call for a new resident competition where we asked for applications from people with fantastic ideas who want to explore how to make them a reality, we are delighted to welcome four fantastic new faces to the Pervasive Media Studio community. 

We are welcoming Josh Barnes and Silas Adekunle on our Graduate and new talent residency.

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Joan of Arc’s South West homecoming

Thu 14 Nov, 2013

The Passion of Joan of Arc enjoys a glorious South West homecoming on Mon 25 Nov with a performance in Bath Abbey, one of the country’s great medieval buildings, as part of the Bath Film Festival.

Developed in Bristol by musicians Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) working with inspiration from Watershed, The Passion of Joan of Arc is a live performance to Carl Theodore Dreyer’s 1928 classic of silent cinema.

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Electric December Goes Global

Thu 14 Nov, 2013

We’re putting the finishing touches to Electric December, our annual short film showcase for filmmakers under 21 years old, which goes live on Sun 1 Dec. This year, we’ve gone global, with entries coming from three continents, making this the widest reaching online showcase of young emerging talent we’ve seen since Electric December began fifteen years ago.

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Winter Warmers at Watershed

Wed 13 Nov, 2013

The days are getting darker, the nights are longer – and our team of chefs have been getting creative in the kitchen! Winter is all about warming up and socialising with friends, so it's with great excitement we welcome our new Winter Menu.

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Watershed announces a UK tour of Kenyan films after Afrika Eye success

Tue 12 Nov, 2013

Following sold out screenings at Afrika Eye Festival here last weekend, we are delighted to announce that two new Kenyan films - Nairobi Half Life and Something Necessary - will be playing at cinemas and festivals across the UK until March 2014 as part of New Visions from Kenya: Celebrating 50 years of Independence. Audience reaction at Watershed has been outstanding for both films.

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Shades of Blue

Thu 7 Nov, 2013

Blue is the Warmest Colour, which opens here on Fri 22 Nov, has been making headlines recently not for its prize-winning, critically adored achievements, but for rows, rumours and accusations.

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Discover Roland Klick's Unknown Territory

Tue 5 Nov, 2013

If you thought German New Wave of the 1970s was all about Fassbinder, Wenders and Herzog then think again. This was also the the time when cult filmmaker Roland Klick was making his dystopian punk rock odysseys, psychedelic westerns and youth-oriented crime dramas, and we are delighted to screen a selection of his incredible work – which is ripe for rediscovery.

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Making Cities Playable: Recife

Mon 4 Nov, 2013

From street art to street games, Bristol is the world’s very first Playable City, known for its playful approach to public spaces, and for its drive to get residents and visitors engaged with the city and its creative and cultural future, demonstrated by successful projects like Hello Lamp Post.

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