Media Innovation Awards last week at a glittering event held in Plymouth. Hosted by one of Channel 4’s Three Hungry Boys, Thom Hunt, the event is a joint initiative by the media and design networks in the South West. Now in their seventh year, the awards celebrate the most innovative work produced by creative companies.
Stuart Nolan and Kieron Kirkland. Based at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio, they have been exploring creative ideas that blend technology, interactive design, magic and illusion. Kieron and Stuart here share some of the ideas that they have been developing in collaboration with the Bristol Interaction and Graphics Group at the University of Bristol.
new resident competition where we asked for applications from people with fantastic ideas who want to explore how to make them a reality, we are delighted to welcome four fantastic new faces to the Pervasive Media Studio community. We are welcoming Josh Barnes and Silas Adekunle on our Graduate and new talent residency.
Bath Film Festival.Developed in Bristol by musicians Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) working with inspiration from Watershed, The Passion of Joan of Arc is a live performance to Carl Theodore Dreyer’s 1928 classic of silent cinema.
Electric December, our annual short film showcase for filmmakers under 21 years old, which goes live on Sun 1 Dec. This year, we’ve gone global, with entries coming from three continents, making this the widest reaching online showcase of young emerging talent we’ve seen since Electric December began fifteen years ago.
Afrika Eye Festival here last weekend, we are delighted to announce that two new Kenyan films - Nairobi Half Life and Something Necessary - will be playing at cinemas and festivals across the UK until March 2014 as part of New Visions from Kenya: Celebrating 50 years of Independence. Audience reaction at Watershed has been outstanding for both films.
Playable City, known for its playful approach to public spaces, and for its drive to get residents and visitors engaged with the city and its creative and cultural future, demonstrated by successful projects like Hello Lamp Post.