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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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Talent and ideas are the vital raw materials for Watershed's public programme and for the wider cultural and creative economy. The Pervasive Media Studio is the focus for our work ...

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In the last year over 11,000 young people passed through Watershed's doors as members of our audiences and nearly 4,000 under 25s participated in targeted screenings, events or ...

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We believe that audiences should have the choice and opportunity to discover something new."How to choose what to show here at Watershed? Well, my approach is first, and broadly, ...

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Playable City® puts people and play at the heart of the Future City, using technology to connect people to each other and the places they live and work – and it began right here...

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Led by Watershed’s Rife Magazine team (Bristol’s youth-led online platform where our young journalists are mentored to cover stories covering all areas and walks of life), ...

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In 2010 we were selected from over 1,000 cinemas that belong to the Europa Cinemas network of cultural cinemas dedicated to showing European film in over 500 cities worldwide.The ...

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An inventor, researcher and amateur scientist as well as an artist, Luke’s thrillingly unique multidisciplinary practice involves sculptures, installations, live art projects and...

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Rife is Watershed's online magazine for young people, written by young people. It will always be created and shaped by our content creating young journalists – they are in charge...

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Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Mark Cosgrove (Watershed's Cinema Curator) first met in the late 1990s, when Watershed screened the film of Portishead's performance at New York's ...

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Heidi Hinder, artist and jeweller, works as part of what she describes as the ‘gift economy’ of the Pervasive Media Studio, where talented people freely share their knowledge ...

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Stand + Stare is the partnership of brother and sister Barney and Lucy Heywood. They started out making immersive theatre, then moved into interactive design for exhibitions, and ...

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"I was introduced to Watershed by Ben Trewhella from the Bristol Games Hub. I was showing off my robots and Ben thought that Verity McIntosh (Pervasive Media Studio Producer) might...

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"I love watching films; I’ve watched them since I was 5. All my education came from films."Kae Bahar is a writer, actor and filmmaker. Originally from Kurdistan, after a spell ...

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