Posted on Tue 3 Sept 2019We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Depict - Watershed’s ultra-short film competition... and we need your votes to decide the winner of the coveted Depict IMDbPro Audience Award.
Posted on Fri 30 Aug 2019September Cinema at Watershed sees the arrival of the 25th Encounters Film Festival celebrating all things short film related, the release of uniquely British coming of age drama The Last Tree and two fantastic new releases to look forward to, Phoenix and Roja.
Posted on Fri 2 Aug 2019Following its UK Premiere right here in Bristol last week as part of our Cinema Rediscovered Festival, Robert Bresson’s newly restored French classic film Une Femme Douce will be opening at ICA in London from 2 August before touring cinemas nationwide as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour.
Posted on Wed 31 July 2019 by Mark CosgroveMark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator at Watershed, pre-empts the “why are you not showing...” question with Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and explains the rationale for not showing Quentin Tarantino’s new film.
Posted on Wed 31 July 2019 by Thea BerryIsabella Eklöf’s directorial debut caused more than a stir on the festival circuit in 2018 due to the frank portrayals of violence. Rather than being viewed as gratuitous - a word so often associated with on-screen violence - Eklöf is demanding the audience connect with what they already know but choose to ignore, writes Watershed Cinema Producer, Thea Berry.
Posted on Thu 25 July 2019Rife Magazine, representation on screen, Almodovar's latest, a cinematic Cornish treat and French summer holidays all feature in a look ahead to August in film at Watershed. Watershed Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove is joined by Asmaa Jama from Rife magazine.
Posted on Mon 22 July 2019 by Mark CosgroveCinema Rediscovered founder and co-curator Mark Cosgrove sat down with Dr Aboubakar Sanogo, assistant professor of Film Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and North American Secretary of FEPACI, to discuss the challenges and vision for African film heritage.
Posted on Mon 22 July 2019 by Mark CosgroveFestival Founder and Co-curator Mark Cosgrove caught up with Bristol based musician, producer and composer Adrian Utley (Portishead) to talk about his experience of collaborating with director Nic Roeg on the BBC project Sound on Film (2000).
Posted on Tue 16 July 2019 by James HarrisonFor this fourth year of Cinema Rediscovered we continue to celebrate the work of cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (1913 -2016) with a special 70th Anniversary screening of Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). South West Silents' co-founder and co-curator at Cinema Rediscovered James Harrison continues to look at the work of Slocombe and writes.
Posted on Wed 10 July 2019Our open call for the Winter Residencies programme is now open so we thought this was a good time to let you know what our last brilliant cohort of Artist Residents have been up to...
Posted on Wed 10 July 2019Clare Reddington, our CEO, is staying quiet for 24 hours in a sponsored silence for Watershed's Rife Magazine because we believe that young voices need to be heard.