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Playable City Award is now open for submissions

Following the international success of Hello Lamppost (2013) and Shadowing (2014), we are delighted to announce the Playable City Award returns for its third year, with the call for submissions opening today.

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Filmic is back!

Filmic, a joint venture with our friends up the road at St George's Bristol, returns in March with another great line-up of film, music, talks and special live events. Dedicated to pursuing the notion of 'the filmic' - whether connected to an actual film or inside a musician's head - it's a different kind of film and music season.

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Seeing Selma

A round up of recent activity - vox pops, Twitter Chats, comment cards and more - on Selma, the story of Dr Martin Luther King's historic struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans.

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Film - The Start of the Conversation

Conversations About Cinema is a new UK wide project led by Watershed in partnership with Chapter Arts (Cardiff) and QFT (Belfast) that opens up debates and discussion through film. Find out more about how you can join the conversation here...

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Berlin: the Festival season begins

The 65th edition of the Berlin Film Festival - Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year - has begun. Our Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove will be there searching for films, partnership, opportunities and events to bring back to Bristol and the UK, and you can keep up to date with all his latest thoughts on the programme in real time through Twitter.

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Selma: the Civil Rights movement for grown ups

Dr Edson Burton reflects on new film Selma, explaining how it dismantles the many mythologies surrounding Dr Martin Luther King and the civil rights era, and how its story is relevant today. Read on to find out how you can share your voice too...

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We've launched a new Individual Giving Programme

Today (Mon 2 Feb) Watershed launched a new Individual Giving Programme. We are opening our doors wider to invite those who enjoy Watershed to increase their support so that we can continue to innovate, entertain and develop the diverse audiences with whom we work.

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DepicT! '14 Winner's Journey - January

Each year we invite filmmakers from all over the world to submit their short films of 90 seconds of less to our DepicT! competition. We caught up with DepicT! '14 winner Daniel Chisholm about his current feature length project set in Italy.

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Thoughts on Testament of Youth

On Mon 12 Jan we held a special preview of Testament of Youth, a timely adaptation of Vera Brittain's much-loved World War I memoir. This powerful story struck a chord with the full house - here are some thoughts from the audience and ways for you to get involved so we can hear yours.

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New starters 2015

Starting the year as we mean to go on, Watershed is delighted to welcome a host of new people into the organisation for 2015.

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