What's on


Here you will find a diverse range of opportunities - such as professional development schemes, kids' workshops and screenings, artist residencies, filmmaking competitions and stuff for schools - and information on how to get more involved with us and our partners.

We are always open to new ideas and collaborations so do get in touch with Hannah Higginson, 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.

Current Opportunities

  • Easter Fun with Shaun The Sheep

    This Easter we're inviting special guest Shaun The Sheep to our screens in a big hearted, stop-motion-animated adventure from local heroes Aardman. If you fancy getting crafty with all the family, then why not come along to one of our clay-model making workshops and see how the Aardman experts create their award winning films.

  • Join the Film Hub South West & West Midlands

    We are thrilled to be welcoming new members to the Film Hub South West and West Midlands!

  • Rife Magazine: Get Involved

    Aspiring young content creators and journalists of Bristol, Rife magazine wants your stories

  • Third International Playable City Award is now open

    Make something wonderful and surprising at the intersection of art, technology and culture using creative technologies for this major £30,000 international commission. We are delighted to announce we are inviting applications from all over the world for our third £30,000 Playable City Award, which challenges artists to use creative technologies to make a major piece in Bristol exploring the theme of the playable city, which will then go on to tour internationally.

  • Studio Artist's Residencies 2015

    An open call for Watershed’s Studio Artist’s Residencies programme, a fantastic opportunity for artists based in the UK, to explore ideas at the point where art, culture and technology meet.

  • New and emerging talent residencies 2015

    We are looking for three talented and ambitious individuals at an early stage in their professional development looking to explore ideas related to creative technology within the open and inspiring community of the Pervasive Media Studio.

What We Offer


Enjoy the magic of film with your family at Watershed through our specialist screenings, tailored festivals and diverse workshops.

Creative Development

Are you interested in developing your creativity? Watershed offers a programme of activities that will foster your skills, expertise and talent.


At Watershed we work with schools and partner organisations to enable young people to experience, appreciate and produce film so they can engage in our digital world.

Call for Entries

Do you want to get your work seen? Submit your films to one of Watershed’s competitions or festivals such as Encounters, DepicT! and Electric December


Festivals such as Encounters International Film Festival, Wildscreen and Afrika Eye rely on the help of volunteers. Whenever there are opportunities to volunteer for these and other specific Watershed projects details will be listed here


We offer support for research and development of new ideas using creative technologies through our artists residencies and development programmes


View a selection of creative work produced by Watershed, which use digital technologies to explore your creative potential and tell your stories