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A diverse community exploring creative technology
Cultural cinema and digital creativity centre in Bristol UK
Online showcase of creative work
Watershed's showcase of creative work, talks, commissions, innovation, artist journals, festival diaries & archive projects
Digital Stories by fourteen older people (aged 50+) from across Europe, recording their memories of the summer they turned eighteen.
Mar 2010 -
90 Second Film Challenge
A fun film challenge that encouraged businesses in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise zone to get creative and make a short film.
Aardman Animations FILMCLUB Q&A
Makers of Aardman Animations 'The Pirates!' discuss how animation is made and their work in the creative industry.
29 Feb 2012
BFI Film Academy Bristol
A free development programme for 16-19 year olds, aiming to identify and support the next wave of British filmmaking talent.
A creative digital storytelling project giving an insight into the lives of Bristolians and their experience of the city.
Aug 2005 - present
Bristol Stories from the Railways
A collection of films focusing on Bristol's railways which were created for Bristol Stories, Watershed's creative digital storytelling project.
May 2012 -
Bristol Talent Lab
We assembled a diverse, innovative team of young Bristol people to devise a new online platform for youth.
Bristol Youth Links
A collaboration between Watershed and Bristol City Council to create a platform for young voices in Bristol.
Apr 2014 - present
Cinékids events are monthly film screenings for children aged 6-11, followed by fun-filled creative activities like these!
Creative Cinema Summer School: Flea To The Circus
A week long extravaganza of cinema-themed films and workshops for children inspired by the circus fun of Disney Pixar's 'A Bug's Life'.
28 - 31 Aug 2012
A week long workshop for over fifties from across Europe, creating digital stories based on their personal experiences with food.
8 - 12 Apr 2013
Watershed's annual online advent calendar: 24 days of filmmaking delights from young people across Europe.
Dec 1999 - Jan 2012
A development programme for European youth workers that explored how web 2.0 and social media tools can extend and enhance their practice.
Jul - Dec 2010
Fresh Flix: Inside Out
In this event, a panel of brilliant film industry professionals spoke to students from years 9 - 13 about working in the film industry.
19 Sep 2012
Future Producers is a Watershed development scheme for 18-25 year olds, teaching them the skills needed to programme a cross art-form venue like Watershed.
Sep 2012 - present
Ghostwatch: My Urban Home
Do you dare to follow 8 brave children as they track the movements of the ghost of Barton Hill?
13 - 16 Feb 2012
Gromit's Movie Marvels: Animation Workshops
A month-long stop-motion animation summer school as part of Cinékids, programmed by Gromit!
Aug 2013 -
Love: A Digital Storytelling Workshop
A digital workshop for European learners aged over fifty that resulted in a collection of short films themed around love.
6 Jun - 10 Jul 2011
Memories and Mediascapes
An innovative digital workshop designed for pan-European learners aged 50+ which culminated in a harbourside soundwalk app and online map.
9 - 13 May 2011
Joff Winterhart and Tom Stubbs worked with 28 older people around Bristol to time-travel through living memory.
A Watershed led filmmaking programme which enabled young people across Bristol to make and showcase three short films.
May - Nov 2010
Shot by young filmmakers this 5min docu-drama examines the life of a low income family feeling the strain of recession.
Jul - Sep 2009
What's The Score: The Mistletoe Bough
This classic gothic film gets a brand new score as part of a Filmic workshop for 18-25 year olds.
23 Feb 2014
Young Leaders Volunteer Programme
Two new scores for Alice in Wonderland (1903), and two documentaries about the workshops, originated by a group of sixteen Young Leaders.
Jan - Apr 2010
Meet Dave, a hapless young zombie trying to make his way in the world.
28 - 29 Oct 2013
Talks at Watershed