Eighth Grade: honesty, anxiety and the Internet  

Posted on Wed 24 April 2019 by Julia Ray

Eighth Grade is a frank look at the anxieties of a twenty-nine-year-old male comedian, through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl. It might sound odd but, Julia Ray writes, it works more perfectly than you’d think.
 Rafiki: a politically charged love story 

Posted on Thu 18 April 2019 by Julia Ray

Following international outcry, surrounding its ban by the Kenya Film Classification Board for violating anti-LGBT+ laws, Rafiki is fast becoming one of the most talked about LGBT+ films of the last five years. Following the journey of tom-boyish Kena and the vibrant and impulsive Ziki, young love and friendship bloom in a politically charged neighbourhood of Nairobi. 
 Letter to Koreeda 

Posted on Wed 10 April 2019 by Tara Judah

Hirokazu Koreeda's films have taken up so much real estate in my heart that I wondered what I might say if I wrote a letter to the great filmmaker.
 Projections: an invitation to abandon expectations and explore new worlds 

Posted on Fri 5 April 2019 by Tara Judah

'Projections' is a collection of stunning short artists' moving image film commissions touring UK cinemas this Spring, and Watershed are thrilled to be showing all four. Each one has been matched to a feature film in our programme and will whisk you away to unusual and otherworldly places, offering visual and aural interventions of a super sensory kind..
 Beyond the Blockbuster: John Williams' Film Scores 

Posted on Thu 4 April 2019 by Sean Wilson

John Williams is well known for his signature Hollywood scores of Hollywood blockbusters, but there's so much more to his musical career in film. An epic talent across many genres, Williams' lesser known body of work is well worth discovery, writes film critic Sean Wilson
 Looking back at Carol Morley's Out of Blue 

Posted on Wed 3 April 2019 by Tara Judah

Carol Morley is a singular British talent whose latest feature film, Out of Blue, reveals a mystery so compelling it spans her entire career. Morley, who is a Cinema Detective of sorts, searches for a new way of looking that might just change the way we understand our own gaze.
April 2019 Cinema Podcast
 April 2019 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Mon 1 April 2019

A selection of highlights from April brings purely enjoyable new films, a beguiling Italian fairy tale and retrospective of Japanese master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Impact Report 2017/2018

Published on Thu 28 March 2019

Read a mixture of stories and information that clearly demonstrate the difference the collective support of our donors has made and the impact each one of them has personally had on us and our work.
 Simon Amstell on Benjamin: "The feelings are real" 

Posted on Mon 18 March 2019 by Tara Judah

Following a special preview screening of Benjamin, Simon Amstell joined writer and comedian Ellen Waddell on stage at Watershed for a Q&A that had the entire audience in stitches. Examining everything from his process to his deepest fears and how he travelled to Bristol from London (by train), Amstell was earnest and endearing, just like the characters he's brought to life onscreen, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
Music Memory Box - a new tech product which transforms the lives of people living with dementia campaigns to go into production

Posted on Thu 14 March 2019

Pervasive Media Studio resident Chloe Meineck launches a Kickstarter Campaign for Music Memory Box, a beautiful object that uses technology and music to help those with dementia reminisce, reawaken memories, and reconnect with their families.
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.