Jean Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï (1967). Courtesy of Janus Films.

Jean Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï (1967)

Cinema Rediscovered reveals highlights as Early Bird Passes go on sale

Posted on Tue 7 May

Indulge in the big screen experience at Cinema Rediscovered (Wed 24 – Sun 28 July), Watershed’s annual festival dedicated to the rediscovery and revival of great films in and around Bristol – a UNESCO City of Film.

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Watershed Cinema Podcast May 2024
Length: 57m 24s

Choose life. Choose podcast. Choose vibes. Cinema Steph and Stef from Comms chat everything happening in May, with the great support from the SFX from producer Bernie's desk.

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Article by Clare Reddington

In light of the huge challenges that so many arts and culture organisations have faced in recent years, Clare Reddington , Watershed's CEO, shares five ‘rules’ for turning your organisation round.

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Posted on Wed 10 April

Executive Producer Jo Lansdowne discusses Watershed's celebration of Japan's creativity and culture throughout 2024, focussing on *Omosiroi: A Japanese concept translating roughly as a combination of amusing, fascinating, fun...

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More Than AI Sandbox

Posted on Tue 9 April

Watershed and MyWorld unveil six teams awarded £45K to build prototypes exploring the creative potential of Artificial Intelligence

Save the dates: Cinema Rediscovered is back for 2024!

Posted on Fri 5 April

Wed 24 - Sun 28 July

  Watershed Cinema Podcast April 2024

Posted on Thu 4 April

New York! New York! Cinema Steph and Stef from Comms chat to Ella McDonald from Film Hub South West about the Short Film Fund and Andrew Kelly from Bristol Ideas about new season NYC On Film.

Stephen Gatfield appointed as Chair of Watershed

Posted on Thu 28 March

Thank you to James Touzel who is stepping down after 11 years as Chair and hello to Stephen Gatfield who has been appointed as our new Chair.

  Watershed Cinema Podcast March 2024

Posted on Thu 14 March

Kenough is kenough! Cinema Steph and Stef from Comms chat the Oscars®, in-cinema seances and falling off one's chair.

 Watershed Wild and Generous 

Posted on Tue 12 March by Clare Reddington

What will the world want from a cultural venue in a climate crisis?  

Meet our MyWorld Fellow

Posted on Thu 29 Feb

Introducing creative practitioner and educator Frazer Meakin who is undertaking a MyWorld Fellowship to explore the relationship between young people, technology and their careers.

Watershed Sunday Season traces the final films seen by cultural icons before they died.

Posted on Thu 29 Feb

On Sundays throughout March, Watershed will be remapping the first century of cinema according to the final films watched by a selection of its cultural icons from JFK to Kurt Cobain and Charlie Chaplin. The season offers the opportunity to ‘see what those who see no more last saw’.

We've got a new Box Office ticketing system

Posted on Fri 2 Feb

We've now switched over to our new ticketing system, thank you for your patience!

  Report of Watershed's Board of Trustees

Fri 1 Dec 2023

Report of Watershed's Board of Trustees - Year ended 31 March 2023.

  Watershed Cinema Podcast February 2024

Posted on Thu 1 Feb

That's the power of cinema! In this episode Cinema Steph and Stef from Comms discuss The Iron Claw, Pirates 4D and the gays upon the heath.