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Two small children look at food in a supermarket

The Magic of Talebi

Iranian director Mohammad-Ali Talebi caught the imagination of Mark Cousins, curator of our Cinema of Childhood season. Find out why his films are some of the finest and most underappreciated in the world.


Playable Recife is go!

The second stage of Playable City Recife has begun and the UK and Brazilian participants are now safely set up in their temporary home - Portomidia, a creative industries lab in Recife, Brazil. Catch up on what they've been up to during their stay.


Nimrat Kaur stars in The Lunchbox, opening at Watershed on Fri 11 April

Watershed and Thali Serving up a feast of film and food

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.


Box Office

We've got a new Box Office system

The day has finally come... we have successfully installed our new Box Office system!


Meet the BFI Film Academy Bristol participants

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

From making and showcasing high-quality super-short documentaries on Bristol matters, to devising, designing, and delivering a fantastic film and music event, this group of talented and ambitious 16 - 19 year olds have made the most of their time with the BFI Film Academy Bristol.


Practitioners working at the Pervasive Media Studio, during Kieron Kirkland's Ma

Announcing an open call for a Studio Artist Residency

We’re delighted to announce an open call for a new Studio Artist Residency - a fantastic opportunity for artists to explore ideas at the point where art, culture and technology meet.


Neil Brand

Neil Brand introduces The Sound of Cinema

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


Interface event

Interface: A Digital Networking Event for the Cultural Industries

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.


A Story of Children and Film opens on Friday

The Kids Stay in the Picture

Remember when you were a child? All of its confusion, complexity and charm? This month we take you back to that rarefied place with a diverse programme dedicated to all things relating to childhood: Mark Cousins' landmark documentary A Story of Children and Film and its accompanying Cinema of Childhood Season, our April Podcast and our Sunday Brunches.


Fairtrade Awards

Watershed wins Bronze in the Fairtrade Awards

We were delighted to pick up a Bronze Award in the 2014 regional Fairtrade Business Awards, sponsored by The Co-operative, as announced last week at a ceremony at Bristol’s City Hall.