John Parish sings the praise of film music

Posted on Tue 26 Feb 2013

Composer, producer, artist and collaborator John Parish is perhaps most well known for his acclaimed work with PJ Harvey, but he also has a long career writing and recording music for films.
Some changes at Watershed

Posted on Tue 19 Feb 2013

Many of our regular supporters and customers will be aware that we have been printing a monthly brochure for over 30 years. Over this period much has changed but the brochure has pretty much stayed the same as it was back when ET first phoned home in 1982 (apart from its basic shape and size, of course).
Can film survive our digital future?

Posted on Thu 14 Feb 2013

Now is a pivotal time in cinema history. For almost a century, film was the exclusive format to capture, develop, project and store movie images. Over the past two decades, however, digital has emerged to challenge this long tradition.
Tomorrow's talent join Watershed for BFI Film Academy

Posted on Tue 12 Feb 2013

The BFI Film Academy Bristol is now in full swing here at Watershed. Eighteen talented Bristolians aged 16 – 19 were carefully selected from over 170 applicants to take part in this three-month industry-led programme that gives them a real overview of the film industry.
Catch Winterbottom's latest feature at one-off screening

Posted on Tue 12 Feb 2013

On Sun 17 Feb we are delighted to be hosting a special screening of award-winning director Michael Winterbottom’s new feature Everyday. The film is showing as part of the New British Cinema Quarterly, a touring programme that showcases distinctive and original British features and filmmakers.
It's Documentary... but not as we know it...

Posted on Mon 11 Feb 2013

Are you a filmmaker, producer or part of a creative company that has a bright idea about the future of documentary filmmaking? Thanks to the prevalence of the internet, user generated content and the changing expectations and behaviours of audiences, traditional documentary media as we know it has been totally disrupted.
February means Berlinale

Posted on Fri 8 Feb 2013

Festival season has opened: Sundance and Rotterdam have been and gone, and now that February is upon us, for film professionals around this world, this means one thing: Berlin. The 63rd Berlin Film Festival has begun, and the Watershed team are in the thick of it searching for films and opportunities to bring back to Bristol.
DepicT! 2013 Call for Entries

Posted on Mon 4 Feb 2013

We're delighted to announce that DepicT! - Watershed's super short film competition - is once again challenging filmmakers across the world to create a masterpiece in just a minute-and-a-half! Whatever your budget, whatever your genre, we want your shorts: simply enter for free online and be in with a chance of winning £1500 prize money, a slot on Channel 4, invaluable industry exposure, and other exclusive prizes.