The Pervasive Media Studio is Watershed’s city-centre research space that brings together a network of over 100 artists, technologists and academics to explore the future of mobile and wireless media. Since opening in 2008, it has been situated in nearby Anchor Square.
We are thrilled that The Passion of Joan of Arc is being performed at the White Light Festival in New York this weekend (Sat 29 Oct). This collaborative project, developed in Bristol by musicians Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) working with inspiration from Watershed, is a new live performance to the classic film (directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer in 1928) long regarded as a towering masterpiece of cinema.
Watershed is delighted to present this free preview of a Bristol-made documentary on historical attitudes to mixed race relationships on Sat 15 Oct at 15:30.
How The World Got Mixed Up mixes tales of lust and love in Brazil, India and Louisiana, and gross injustice in Germany, Virginia and Cape Town, this feature length documentary (part of BBC Two's Mixed Race Britain Season) explores the historical and contemporary social, sexual and political attitudes to interracial relationships.
DepicT!, Watershed's international competition as part of Encounters International Film Festival, is very proud to announce that the 2011 shortlist of 90-second mini movies are now all available for your viewing pleasure over at depict.org.
2011 has been a record year: we received more entries than ever before (over 500 from more than 30 countries!). It was hard work whittling it down to 14 of the most distinctive, imaginative and engaging films but we're very proud of the fantastic tiny films.
Following the premiere screening of See No Evil’s official documentary Who’s Lenny? here at Watershed on Mon 3 Oct, the video is now available to watch online. See No Evil shone international light on Bristol during the 18 -20 Aug 2011 and saw over 60 renowned street artists from across the globe transform Nelson Street into the UK’s largest street art installation. Hurricane Media captured the event as it unfolded.
Are you a young filmmaker, aged 21 or under? Perhaps you’ve been considering picking up a camera and making a film for a while? Maybe you work with young people and can put your heads together to make a short film? Well, good news! Electric December, our online advent calendar and short film competition, is open for submissions – and it’s open to all of Europe.