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Learn filmmaking skills and more at Watershed

Our audiences are at the heart of Watershed. We invite you to learn, watch, create and play with us.

Here you will find a diverse range of opportunities - such as professional development schemes, artist residencies, filmmaking competitions and talent development opportunities.

We are always open to new ideas and collaborations so do get in touch with Hannah Brady, our Engagement Projects Producer, if you are interested in having a chat. Hannah works with a wide variety of people to coordinate a diverse range of projects that enable audiences to discover, connect and be creative at Watershed.

Still from The Whale by DepicT! '15 Shortlisted filmmaker Henning M. Lederer

Watershed's short film competition, DepicT! challenges filmmakers from across the globe to create an original, imaginative short film under 90 seconds long. Submissions are closed for this year but you can still get involved.

Ongoing opportunity

Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio is a vibrant network of artists, creative companies, technologists and researchers. You can apply to join the Studio at any time.

Ongoing opportunity

Aspiring young content creators and journalists of Bristol, Rife magazine wants your stories. Send Rife your ideas blogs, articles, videos, pictures and opinions.

Ongoing opportunity

Curious about art? Want to be part of something big? The Bristol and Bath Art Weekender are seeking inspired and enthusiastic people to become Ambassadors over the weekend. Help celebrate the arts in Bristol and Bath, while learning professional skills and making new friends.

Ongoing opportunity

"It's a sneak peak of a really amazing job!", Ewa, Future Producers '14

Aged 18-25? Want to work in the creative industries? Apply for our talent development programme Future Producers, which gives you the skills and experience you need to become a producer of arts and cultural events. Applications are now closed for 2015 and we will open 2016's programme next year.

Ongoing opportunity

Creatives from around the world are invited to propose distinctive ideas that put people and play at the heart of the Future City. Applications for 2015's award are now closed. The call for entries for 2016's award will open next year.

Ongoing opportunity