Introducing our Winter Residency Artists 2022

Posted on Mon 17 Jan

Following an open call for our Winter Residencies programme, we’re excited to introduce the two artists who will develop incredible ideas that blend culture and creative technologies - from a flying saucer to a belly dancing robot.

 Watershed 40 

Posted on Thu 13 Jan by Clare Reddington

Watershed celebrates its 40th birthday in 2022 with a programme of events, workshops and celebrations that reflect on the last four decades and looks ahead to the next four.

 Conversations About Cinema: Thought in Action 2022 

Posted on Thu 6 Jan

Starting with Titane, we continue our partnership with UWE Philosophy and Politics on a series of screenings and discussions that brings together a multi-disciplinary team of philosophers, political theorists, and cinema curators to explore some of the most exciting and challenging ideas in contemporary cinema. Francesco Tava, Associate Professor in Philosophy at UWE, Emma Brännlund, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and Miguel Prado Casanova, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, write more about the first film in the new season.

Happy New Year

Posted on Tue 4 Jan

Looking ahead to 2022 with positivity and kindness

  January 2022 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Tue 21 Dec 2021

A brief note from Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator, ahead of January 2022.

 Inclusion guided by Principles  

Posted on Tue 7 Dec 2021 by Jazlyn Pinckney

Former Watershed Inclusion Producer*, Jazlyn Pinckney reflects on the importance of creating shared principles when working collaboratively on data led inclusion.

 Collecting Inclusion Data: Watershed's Approach to Balance and Belonging 

Posted on Tue 7 Dec 2021 by Layla Barron

Layla Barron, Watershed's Head of Data and Operations talks about the move from diversity and demographics to balanced teams.

  December 2021 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Tue 30 Nov 2021

For the last podcast of the year, Mark shares his own experiences of cinema – both personal and professional.

 130 Years of Deaf People and the Moving Image: Coming Full Circle  

Posted on Mon 29 Nov 2021 by William Mager

Bristol-based writer-director William Mager explores the significant relationship between silent cinemas’ filmmakers and stars with deaf audiences, citing personal experience and over a century of history.

 Loony Tunes: Bad Luck Banging and a New Europe 

Posted on Mon 22 Nov 2021 by Fedor Tot

In advance of the release of Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (out on Fri 26 Nov), film critic and editor Fedor Tot looks at the film through the lens of post-Communist Romania.

 New Frontiers: Re-Imagining the West 

Posted on Wed 10 Nov 2021 by Lola McKinnon

Lola Mckinnon takes a closer look at the complex history of the Western, and its re-imagining through the eyes of female directors..