April 2014

Film Hub Announces First Funding Awards from BFI Film Audience Network

Wed 30 Apr, 2014

Film Hub South West & West Midlands, one of nine lead partners in BFI’s Film Audience Network, has awarded funding of £90,000 to support 12 projects bringing new film activities and experiences to local and regional audiences across the region including Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. 

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The 2014 Playable City Award Shortlist is ready for your thoughts…

Mon 28 Apr, 2014

Were you one of the over 4,000 players who struck up a conversation with a lamp post, phone box, bus stop or Gromit in Bristol with their phones last summer? Hello Lamp Post was the first winner of our Playable City Award and we’ve just announced the eight shortlisted projects for this year – now it’s over to you for your comments on more fun and games.

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Reflections on Half of a Yellow Sun

Fri 25 Apr, 2014

Half of a Yellow Sun is an epic love story based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's bestselling novel and on Thu 24 April we had the great pleasure of welcoming its director Biyi Bandelete for a Q&A after a preview screening of the film (we recorded this event and you can watch it now).

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Filmic welcomes composer Jocelyn Pook

Thu 24 Apr, 2014

Renowned composer Jocelyn Pook will be here at Watershed on Sat 10 May to discuss her work in film as part of Filmic 14, the day after her St George's performance with the Jocelyn Pook Ensemble in a special Filmic commission on Fri 9 May.

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The Wind at Watershed

Thu 24 Apr, 2014

We are delighted to be hosting a rare screening of The Wind, Victor Sjöström’s classic 1928 silent romantic drama with a specially commissioned live score by Lola Perrin, on Wed 30 April.

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Watershed and Thali Serving up a feast of film and food

Tue 8 Apr, 2014

Watershed and the Thali - two of Bristol's most loved independents - have joined forces to celebrate the release of The Lunchbox, a critically acclaimed feel-good foodie love story set in the bustling streets of Mumbai.

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We've got a new Box Office system

Tue 8 Apr, 2014

The day has finally come... we have successfully installed our new Box Office system which is good news for you - it will be quicker, smoother, and the online booking system will be far easier to use. If you are a Loyalty Card holder, you will now be able to automatically add loyalty points to your account when you book online (and redeem them too!).

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Supporting and showcasing tomorrow’s talent with the BFI Film Academy Bristol

Mon 7 Apr, 2014

Last week we hosted a special showcase of four short films made by BFI Film Academy Bristol participants. The event brought the three-month course to a close for this year's group of talented and ambitious 16 - 19 year olds who have worked with Watershed and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to learn about what it's like to work in film.

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Neil Brand introduces The Sound of Cinema

Thu 3 Apr, 2014

We're delighted that Neil Brand, long-term Watershed and Slapstick collaborator, will be here on Sunday to introduce this one-off marathon screening of his popular three-part series The Sound of Cinema - The Music that Made the Movies, made for the BBC, which celebrates the art of the cinema soundtrack.

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Interface: A Digital Networking Event for the Cultural Industries

Tue 1 Apr, 2014

We are excited to announce that Interface is coming to Bristol, and you can apply now to participate in this fantastic event. Conceived by Shakespeare’s Globe as a space for discovering talent and forging links between large cultural institutions and young ambitious digital companies, the event is a great opportunity to share ideas and network with the cultural sectors leading digital commissioners.

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