Illustration by Stacey Olika for The Fight for Data Rights, an article highlighting actions we can take as a community to impro

Illustration by Stacey Olika for The Fight for Data Rights, an article highlighting actions we can take as a community to improve issues of data privacy

Meet Container: the new online magazine about creative technology

Posted on Fri 20 Nov, 2020

Launching today, Container puts the spotlight on the people and processes behind creative tech, and provides a platform for voices outside the mainstream.

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Posted on Mon 2 Nov 2020
The Watershed building will temporarily close from 22:00 on Wed 4 Nov

'Britains First Media Centre': A History of Bristol's Watershed Cinema, 1964-1998

Cover of Watershed's first brochure with black & white photo of the building and text saying Watershed opens June 7th 1982

This research by Dr Steve Presence, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at UWE, examines the origins and development of Watershed from “Britain’s First Media Centre” in 1982 to an integrated digital development and independent film exhibition venue by the late '90's.

Posted on Thu 29 Oct 2020 by Jonathan Bygraves
To mark the 4K cinema restoration of David Cronenberg's infamous Crash, film historian, programmer and video editor Jonathan Bygraves explores the commonalities between the work of J.G. Ballard and David Cronenberg.
November 2020 Cinema Podcast

 November 2020 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Wed 28 Oct 2020

In November's podcast Mark Cosgrove (Watershed Cinema Curator) and Tara Judah (Watershed Cinema Producer) ponder and refute October's news, reported by some newspapers, of the death of cinema; plus share their cinema highlights for the month ahead at Watershed.

 A Shadow of Thyself 

Posted on Mon 26 Oct 2020 by Tara Judah

Facing the artist's shadow in the films of Josephine Decker.

 London Film Fest at home 

Posted on Mon 26 Oct 2020 by Tara Judah

This year's London Film Festival took place in our very own venue, and also at home. Here are a few of our highlights and films to look forward to in the coming months.

 The Eyes Have it 

Posted on Sun 18 Oct 2020 by Tara Judah

We caught up with writer-director Bassam Tariq to find out all about the Evil Eye and shadow conflict in Mogul Mowgli.

Open Call for our Spring Residencies Programme

Posted on Tue 13 Oct 2020

An opportunity to develop artistic ideas that explore technology, environmental emergencies and possible futures.

Watershed awarded grant from the Culture Recovery Fund

Posted on Mon 12 Oct 2020

Support for business development, inclusion and reserves for Watershed from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Depict ’20 Winners Announced…

Posted on Tue 6 Oct 2020

We’re delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Depict  90-second filmmaking competition, as part of  Encounters Film Festival .