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Encounters Festival 20/20: Looking back to look forward

Marking two decades as the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, Encounters 20th Short Film and Animation Festival will be returning to Watershed from Wed 17 to Sun 21 Sept.


The Run To Draw Team: Peter, Amelia and their drawing device Pheidippides © Pete

Announcing our new Artists in Residence

We are thrilled to announce our new Artists in Residence. Our Studio Artists Residency has been awarded to Run To Draw, a collaboration between illustrator Amelia Johnstone and product designer Peter Hathaway. We have also awarded a Micro-residency to performance artist Tom Marshman.


Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

This October and November Watershed is taking a giant leap into the world of Sci Fi with a huge season of film, music, events and workshops dedicated to the world's most popular film genre.


Intergalactic Launch for BFI Sci Fi

On Thursday 17 July we travelled to BFI Southbank to attend the launch of Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, BFI’s biggest and most ambitious film season yet. We joined the brightest and the best voices of the science and technology world to explore the genre, eat a few space snacks, and meet some classic characters.


Image from Kieron Kirkland's Magic Hack at Pervasive Media Studio

Julie's Bicycle Environmental Data Lab

This autumn, we are delighted to be partnering with the nice folk at Julie’s Bicycle to host a two-day Environmental Data Lab here at the Pervasive Media Studio, and right now we are looking for creative practitioners to take part.


danceroom Spectroscopy Festival dome in Bristol, October 2013

dS transforms the way science is taught in schools

Dr David Glowacki from the University of Bristol has collaborated with Bristol's Fairfield High School to create new classroom science teaching videos for national distribution by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Rae Spoon's songs for the prairies

Growing up queer and trans in an abusive, evangelical Christian household in Alberta, Canada, gave Rae Spoon a unique perspective on life. My Prairie Home is a musical-documentary that tells Spoon's story in a lyrical way that will speak to anyone who's ever felt out of place.


ACE NPO Announcement

Watershed secures cash standstill Arts Council England National Portfolio Funding 2016 -2018


Robbie Ryan

DepicT! Announces Star Judge Robbie Ryan

DepicT!, our super short filmmaking competition (as part of Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival) is thrilled to announce that world class cinematographer Robbie Ryan will be judging this year's entries on behalf of DepicT! sponsor The Royal Photographic Society.


Rife Magazine - new online platform now launched

Rife Magazine, an online platform by young people for young people, has officially launched and is covering, events, local news and social issues. A partnership between Watershed and Bristol Youth Links, Rife currently employs four young journalists to curate the online magazine and ensure the stories are relevant and interesting to other young people like them.