Immersive documentaries commissioned to research effects of Virtual Reality

Posted on Wed 6 March 2019

We are delighted to announce the commissioning of three new bold and distinctive VR documentary works, in partnership with the University of Bristol, University of Bath and the UWE Bristol.
Can you do it in 90 seconds?

Posted on Wed 6 March 2019

Submissions are now open for Depict '19 - our ultra-short film competition that asks filmmakers from around the world to create an original short film under 90 seconds long. Committed to uncovering emerging filmmaking talent, we’re looking for your mini-masterpieces to be in with a chance of being selected for this year’s shortlist.
Cinema Rediscovered 2019 Early Bird Passes Now on Sale

Posted on Wed 6 March 2019

Cinema Rediscovered returns for a fourth edition between Thu 25 - Sun 28 July 2019, bringing the best digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities back where they belong - on the big screen with support from the BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery.
March 2019 Cinema Podcast
 March 2019 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Thu 28 Feb 2019

March 2019 podcast looks forward to Ray & Liz, Out of the Blue and Border; plus highlights from Filmic – a series of films, concerts and live performances celebrating the creative connections between film and music.
Read Watershed's NPO application to Arts Council England.

Published on Wed 27 Feb 2019

Watershed’s application to Arts Council England (submitted January 2017) to be a National Portfolio Organisation from 2018 – 2022. The application details our values, aims and approach to working with artists and audiences as well as some specific programme detail, which is subject to change as time progresses and new opportunities arise.
 Getting to know Teddy Pendergrass: Part 2 

Posted on Mon 25 Feb 2019 by Tara Judah

When you think of soul music, the dulcet tones of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Barry White spring to mind, but what about Teddy P?Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me charts the rise of a should-have-been super star. Cinema Producer Tara Judah talks to radio presenter and promoter DJ Style about one of the world's lesser known first class soul singers.
 Getting to know Teddy Pendergrass: Part 1 

Posted on Tue 19 Feb 2019 by Tara Judah

Countless music docs have taught us that talent alone isn’t enough. To really make it, you have to be a star. But what if all the elements are aligned and destiny has other plans? Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me charts the rise of a true star who ought to be a household name. Cinema Producer Tara Judah talks to writer, historian and soul music fan Edson Burton about one of the world's lesser known, but quietly loved soul singers.
 Feel IFFR - Highlights from this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam 

Posted on Thu 14 Feb 2019 by Tara Judah

This year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) asked its audience to feel their way through its impressive 400+ programme of films. Feeling everything from vulnerable to strong, frightened to empowered, excited, anxious and occasionally confused, Cinema Producer Tara Judah reflects on this year’s festival, and highlights a few films we can expect to see at Watershed in the coming months.
 Filmic 19 Preview 

Posted on Tue 12 Feb 2019

Filmic, Bristol's annual film-meets-music series, returns in March and April for it's eighth edition with concerts, films, talks and events celebrating the creative connections across film and music. Filmic co-founder and producer Phil Johnson looks back at the history of the series, and introduces some highlights from the current programme.
 The conversation continues with Capernaum 

Posted on Mon 11 Feb 2019 by Tara Judah

From Peace Activist Bjørn Ilher speaking out about Erik Poppe's Utøya last year, to our most recent discussion on American politics and the legacy of the War on Terror following Adam McKay's Vice, the conversation is really ramping up, and it's about to get even more intense as Capernaum comes to Watershed, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
Filmic19

Posted on Wed 6 Feb 2019

Bristol’s annual film-meets-music celebration returns through March and April for a mix of screenings, concerts, special events and after-shows across the city, programmed collaboratively by Watershed, Colston Hall and St George’s, Bristol.