Cinema Rediscovered

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Cinema Rediscovered

Programme now live! The 6th edition of Cinema Rediscovered will take place 20 - 24 July 2022 with a line-up of brand new restorations and rediscoveries launching a UK wide tour (Aug – Nov 2022).

Priority booking for Early Bird Pass Holders is open. You can buy an Early Bird Pass until 12:00 tomorrow, when the Passes will increase in price and the Festival will go on general sale. 

2022 Programme

Cinema Rediscovered

“The UK’s leading festival dedicated to classic cinema.”
Sight & Sound

Read more about Watershed’s annual festival, bringing great films back to the big screen.

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Early Bird Passes Now on Sale

Early Bird Passes are on sale from now until midnight on Tue 7 June, allowing you to make the most of Cinema Rediscovered at a much reduced price (£85 full / £65 concessions / £50 aged 24 and under).

Passes allow you to select (subject to availability) from the 50+ screenings and events taking place across the festival, with 24 hours priority booking and a free three-month trial and tote bag from curated online film streaming platform MUBI. Snap yours up today.

 

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Film Critics Call for Applicants

We’re calling for aspiring and early career video essay makers and film critics to apply for the 6th edition of the Film Critics’ Workshop dedicated to video essays (July – Sept 2022) as part of Cinema Rediscovered.

Expect practice-based insights, space to develop your voice and experiment with form as well as opportunities to interact with other creatives involved.

Find out more.

 

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2022 Accommodation & Venues

We look forward to welcoming you to Bristol UNESCO City of Film at one of our partner venues. There are lots of great places to stay near the festival, from the cheap and quirky to the grand and luxurious.

Find out more


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Sponsorship

“Cinema Rediscovered is a festival that is close to our heart, run by cinephiles for cinephiles. Just like us.”
MUBI

Curated streaming platform MUBI and their international film publication Notebook have been a partner and sponsor of Cinema Rediscovered and its Film Critics programme since 2017. We share a passion for cinema and thanks to MUBI, you can experience great films back on the big screen at the festival and beyond.

Get in touch if you are interested in getting involved in our upcoming 5th edition.

The Cinema Rediscovered team

Cinema Rediscovered is a collaborative endeavour involving a whole range of partners and creatives who all share a passion for cinema.

Meet the team

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Festival Strands

Find your way through the festival's programme of screenings and events via our recurring strands.

Find out more

Suggest a programme

If you are involved in a new restoration or have an idea for an event or strand that you think audiences would love to see at Cinema Rediscovered – get in touch to discuss further.

Contact us

For all enquiries relating to Cinema Rediscovered please email cinema.rediscovered@watershed.co.uk


Previous festivals

Cinema Rediscovered 2021
Wed 28 July – Sun 1 Aug
Cinema Rediscovered returns for its fifth edition this year from Wed 28 July – Sun 1 Aug, celebrating the return of the big screen experience with a line-up of brand new restorations and rediscoveries before going on a UK wide tour from Aug – Oct 2021.
Cinema Rediscovered 2019
Thu 25 - Sun 28 July 2019
Join us for the fourth edition of Cinema Rediscovered – a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe where they were meant to be experienced – on the big screen.
Cinema Rediscovered 2018
Thu 26 - Sun 29 July 2018
Join us for the third edition of Cinema Rediscovered - a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe where they were meant to be experienced - on the big screen.
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Thu 27 - Sun 30 July 2017
Join us for the second edition of Cinema Rediscovered - a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe where they were meant to be experienced - on the big screen.
Cinema Rediscovered 2016
Thu 28 - Sun 31 July 2016
Join us at this brand new international archive film event that celebrates great films back on the big screen, giving audiences an opportunity to discover - or indeed re-discover - new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema, and contemporary classics.

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