Island of the Hungry Ghosts

 The Island of Hungry Ghosts and Australian "compassion fatigue" 

Posted on Wed 9 Jan, 2019 by Tara Judah

Already exasperated by successive Australian governments and their refusal to treat refugees as human beings, Australian Cinema Producer Tara Judah explains why she was moved but not shocked by this poetic and emotionally charged documentary.

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 A (personally and professionally) transformative Sundance experience 

Zahra Ash-Harper
Posted on Wed 19 Dec 2018
Zahra Ash-Harper, Inclusion Producer at Watershed, reflects on the professional and personal lessons she has learned in 2018, particularly during her time as an observer at the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Labs Program

 2018 on screen: celebrating, supporting, revising and exploring 

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Posted on Thu 13 Dec 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, we cast our eye back over the year that was; from celebrating women in cinema and workers' rights, to reclaiming the canon, revising generic tropes and exploring the liminal spaces between fiction and reality. It's been a powerful year in film, and one worth remembering, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.

 "Are you going to show Roma?" 

Alfonso Cuarón's Netflix film Roma
Posted on Tue 11 Dec 2018
Watershed's Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove explains why - although we would very much like to! - Watershed is currently not able to screen Alfonso Cuarón's Netflix film Roma.
 BIGGER SHED read more details here:  

Posted on Wed 28 Nov 2018

The planned re-developed building will house four cinemas, five flexible event spaces, the Pervasive Media Studio and new incubation and grow-on Studios, to sustain the growth of new talent and ideas. The building will increase from 4,400 sqm to 6,360 sqm with new work space for 100+ creatives in the four floors above the rear of the existing building. You can read much more about our plans in this article.
 Discussing Disobedience: agency, resistance and reclaiming the self 

Posted on Tue 27 Nov 2018 by Tara Judah

A careful and considered study of ritual and religion, Sebastian Lelio's Disobedience was this year's most personally affecting film for Cinema Producer Tara Judah.
 Against the Odds: building Palestine's film industry under occupation 

Posted on Thu 22 Nov 2018 by Aphra Evans

Modern-day Palestine is scarcely a place where you would expect to find a burgeoning film industry and yet, somehow, despite the occupation, politics, and resulting lack of resources, Palestinian film is blossoming, journalist and filmmaker Aphra Evans writes.
 Beyond innovation: understanding Artists as leaders 

Posted on Tue 13 Nov 2018 by Clare Reddington

A short provocation on Artists as Leaders, the difference between innovation and invention and the danger of constraining the latter with the metrics of the former, given at Beyond Conference to launch AHRC's Clusters investments.
 The lost credit of Margarethe von Trotta 

Posted on Tue 30 Oct 2018 by Tara Judah

Margarethe von Trotta was one of the key figures of the New German Cinema movement, and yet she has constantly been overlooked by the cinematic history books. With four stunning new restorations of her most remarkable films back on the big screen, it's time to celebrate - and credit - this talented and strikingly political filmmaker, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
 Touch Me Not: fusing forms and breaking borders 

Posted on Tue 23 Oct 2018 by Tara Judah

Winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear, Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not is a unique fusion of fiction and reality, breaking down borders and opening up bodies on screen, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.