Watershed Board of Trustees Report 2018

Published on Tue 6 Nov 2018

Report of Watershed's Board of Trustees and consolidated financial statements – Year ended 31 March 2018. Photo by Paul Blakemore: Dancing Shadows, as part of Layered Realities Weekend, 5G Showcase.
Channel 4 picks Bristol for Creative Hub

Posted on Wed 31 Oct 2018

Bristol is soon to become the home of one of Channel 4’s new Creative Hubs, beating other finalists Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham to land the big prize.
 The lost credit of Margarethe von Trotta 

Posted on Tue 30 Oct 2018 by Tara Judah

Margarethe von Trotta was one of the key figures of the New German Cinema movement, and yet she has constantly been overlooked by the cinematic history books. With four stunning new restorations of her most remarkable films back on the big screen, it's time to celebrate - and credit - this talented and strikingly political filmmaker, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
November 2018 Cinema Podcast
 November 2018 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Tue 30 Oct 2018

November's Cinema podcast highlights just a few of this month's much anticipated new releases and a season of playful reflections on what it means to be a witch in film.
 Touch Me Not: fusing forms and breaking borders 

Posted on Tue 23 Oct 2018 by Tara Judah

Winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear, Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not is a unique fusion of fiction and reality, breaking down borders and opening up bodies on screen, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
Introducing the Fellows of SWCTN

Posted on Thu 18 Oct 2018

We are delighted to announce 27 new Fellows who join us as part of the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies.
Afrika Eye returns with an explosion of creativity

Posted on Wed 17 Oct 2018

Afrika Eye - the South West’s biggest celebration of African arts, cinema and culture – returns this November with an expanded edition around its perennially popular weekend here at Watershed with extra events - including a feast for Nelson Mandela, high energy dance class and a film screening aboard a Bristol Harbour ferry.
Reclaiming the Witch at Watershed

Posted on Mon 15 Oct 2018

The witching hour is almost upon us! This November we welcome a season of films and talks that examine and celebrate the witch on screen. From well-known classics, forgotten favourites and new discoveries, we delve into the psyche and stereotype of one of cinema’s most complex and compelling characters: the witch.
Filmmakers from UK, Italy and Russia shared the glory in this year’s Depict

Posted on Fri 5 Oct 2018

Filmmakers from UK, Italy and Russia shared the glory in this year’s Depict – Watershed’s 90 second filmmaking competition – at the recent Encounters Short Film Festival from a shortlist selected from over 500 entries from 59 different countries.
 Something wicked this way comes! Reclaiming the witch on screen 

Posted on Thu 4 Oct 2018 by Thea Berry

Once banished to woods, caves and deserted islands, witches have made a comeback to mainstream popular culture. Thea Berry, UWE's MA Curating student based at Watershed this year, has curated a wicked season of films exploring and reclaiming the role of the witch in film.