Still from The Omen, part of Filmic 22

Filmic 22: Sean Wilson explores the extraordinary evolution of film music

Posted on Thu 19 May by Sean Wilson

As part of his season curating the history of the film soundtrack, Bristol-based journalist Sean Wilson talks more about his relationship with film music. With his new book, The Sound of Cinema, due for release in May, Sean explores the medium’s evolution and its extraordinary ability to encapsulate and encode all manner of complex, intangible emotions.

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Watershed 40 1982-2022 "Firing up the imagination"
Posted on Wed 18 May
Back in January we shared that in this year is Watershed's 40th birthday year.
May 2022 Cinema Podcast
Length: 24m 26s
This month Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, is joined by Steph Read, UWE MA Curation placement, as they look forward to the program of films at Watershed over the coming month.

Cinema Rediscovered 2022 Highlights

Posted on Tue 3 May

Back in full-force for its sixth bumper edition, join us for Cinema Rediscovered Wed 20 – Sun 24 July

 Our toilets are for everyone – so what is the problem?  

Posted on Fri 29 April by Clare Reddington

Our CEO Clare Reddington updates on our toilet refurbishment plans and some of the feedback we have received

  Watershed Board of Trustees Report 2019 - 2020

Published on Tue 2 March 2021

Report of Watershed's Board of Trustees and consolidated financial statements – Year ended 31 March 2020.



Watershed is excited to be a partner in MyWorld, a project led by the University of Bristol that will celebrate the West of England’s reputation as an international...

  April 2022 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Mon 28 March

This month Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, considers how film watching has changed and the prevalence of the blockbuster, and its now all too predictable model of following success with repetition.

Introducing our new Board members

Posted on Mon 21 March

We are delighted to be working with trustees who will bring new wisdom, networks and questions to our governance process.  

Some Spring Changes at Watershed

Posted on Fri 18 March

Monday opening, the return of Cinébabies, and 100% Cinema Capacity

Depict 2022 Call for entries is open!

Posted on Tue 8 March

Submissions are now open for Depict ’22 – Watershed’s ultra-short film competition, part of Encounters Film Festival, committed to uncovering emerging filmmaking talent since 1998.  

Toilets for Everyone

Posted on Mon 7 March

We are excited to launch a fundraising campaign that will help us on our journey to becoming one of the most inclusive, welcoming spaces in Bristol.

  March 2022 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Tue 1 March

This month Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema curator, and Zoe Rasbash, Watershed's Environmental Emergencies Action Researcher look forward to Green Screen, coming to Watershed at the end of March.

 14 years of the Pervasive Media Studio 

Posted on Mon 14 Feb by Jo Lansdowne

Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio is 14 on 14 Feb. In this article, Executive Producer Jo Lansdowne takes a look back at what has changed since 2008, how the Studio works, and what we're thinking about for the future.