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To help sustain Watershed's culturally dynamic and expansive work we have launched an individual giving programme

"Over the decades everything about film and media has changed and Watershed has always kept ahead of the wave, especially when it came to embracing game-changing digital technologies. It's been truly inspiring to see Watershed thrive and excite people"
David Sproxton, Executive Chairman, Aardman Animations.

Watershed is a social enterprise and a registered charity. As the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West, we advance education, skills, appreciation and understanding of the arts with a particular focus on film, media and digital technologies.

To keep Watershed creative and dynamic we are constantly exploring initiatives and collaborations which give us the freedom to develop new opportunities so that more people from all communities can participate in the Watershed experience.

How you can help

You can help support us by donating through our individual giving programme.

Your gift will give us more creative capacity to inspire and engage people of all ages in new cultural experiences. With your help we will sustain the relevance, depth and diversity of our programmes so that audiences, artists, and the city of Bristol can continue to share and shape the Watershed experience and help us plan for the future with confidence.

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Below you will find just a few Watershed stories that show some of our work to date.

Image: Rife Magazine's launch team: Adibah, Shin_LoveLife, Jon and Little Ryan. Credit: Vanessa Bellaar Spruijt

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In this reflective piece Come the Revolution member Liz Chege reflects on new film The Fits, the lack of films focusing on Black female coming of age stories, the desire for belonging, and Black womanhood.

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The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki

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Thu 1 Jan 01:00

Finnish newcomer Juho Kuosmanen chronicles the buildup to the 1962 world featherweight championship title match in this idiosyncratic drama. Finnish boxer Mäki’s story makes for one of the most romantic boxing films ever made, and rethinks and revitalises the boxing movie genre.
Hear from Bristol's many news gathers on the question of how are local news organisations keeping Bristol in the know in an age of fake news, falling revenues and the digital revolution?

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DepicT!, our ultra-short film competition that asks filmmakers from around the world to create an original short film under 90 seconds long, is back and we’re looking for your mini-masterpieces to be in with a chance of being selected for this year’s shortlist.

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DepicT!, our ultra-short film competition that asks filmmakers from around the world to create an original short film under 90 seconds long, is back and we’re looking for your mini-masterpieces to be in with a chance of being selected for this year’s shortlist.

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Watershed Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove picks his four to watch out for from Berlinale 2017, plus a full run down of the In Competition films.

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This week Rife journalist Kaja Brown talks about how her favourite fictional gay and lesbian heroes changed her life, and just how important the heroes from your favourite books or TV shows are.

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A special preview of the new film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) who returns with another masterclass in complex moral questioning as a couple has to deal with a sudden violent act.

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Raw

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Thu 1 Jan 01:00

French writer-director Julia Ducournau's extraordinary first feature is a heady, blood-soaked examination of femininity, sexual awakening and the sisterly bond. Following in her strict-vegetarian parents’ footsteps, 16-year-old Justine starts at veterinary college, where cannibalism becomes her grisly initiation into adulthood.

Lady Macbeth

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Thu 1 Jan 01:00

Acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd relocates Nikolai Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk to 19th-century England, in this Gothic tale about a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience whose passionate affair unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate.

I am Not your Negro

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Thu 1 Jan 01:00

In his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck journeys into the black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter to deliver a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America.
To mark the passing one of British cinema’s most beloved actors we look back at one of the best performances in the career of John Hurt in Scandal – the tale of the infamous cold war scandal that toppled Britain's conservative government in the early 1960s.

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Join us for an informal discussion about the themes of the film in the Café/Bar. You’ll receive 10% off drinks with your cinema ticket – so grab a glass and let us know your thoughts about Elle!

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In an ongoing series exploring the best queer pop culture things out there, this week Rife journalist Gabrielle Watts takes a look at comics.

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We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Executive Team, to ensure that we develop the capacities of our organisation in tandem with our ambition.

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Storytelling chocolate, new musical instruments, robotic art, social design and futures consulting, meet the companies participating in Artful Innovation™, Watershed’s new business development programme.

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In this week's Lunchtime Talk Edson Burton joins us to talk about The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut and his residency at Watershed.

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The Payroll Administrator provides timely and accurate payroll processing and reporting for the Watershed Group of companies. This role will also provide back-up administrative support and other duties for the Finance department as required.

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Become part of the busy kitchen team here at Watershed. Benefit from working with an enthusiastic and creative team assisting the Senior Chefs to deliver the high quality of service we are renowned for. Duties include maintaining quality systems, stock control, portion control and minimising wastage. You must be an excellent team player and able to complete tasks to a high standard.

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Edson Burton shares his thoughts on Moonlight... "a story told through the eyes of the Other amongst Others..."Oscar® favourite Moonlight, an exquisite coming of age drama about ...

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