The screening of a film connects audiences to a wider dialogue about ideas, creativity, diversity and the world around us.
We are both an internationally renowned cultural cinema and the home of BFI Film Audience Network Hub for the South West, developing film culture across the region. We celebrate and screen new films and filmmakers, that would otherwise not be given exposure.
With audiences and participation at our heart, we produce an inclusive programme of talent development, cinema exhibition, events and festivals.
Watershed is proud to be part of the strong film and television culture in the city that saw Bristol become a City of Film.
Mark Cosgrove, Watershed’s Cinema Curator, reflects on the changing nature of film exhibition and the value of cinema.
Watershed's approach to cinema – when everything about it is changing
What is the future for the cinema? And what future for films, being shown in the cinema to appreciative audiences? Introducing Cinema Rediscovered...