Here at Watershed we are open the entire year (apart from Christmas Day and New Year!), so it's incredibly rare that all the staff get the opportunity to spend some time together. We believe that it's really important to do which is why we closed the building a couple of weeks ago for a Staff Training Day. Following time well spent on a field trip to meet and hear from two of our brilliant local suppliers some of the fruits (or rather, the vegetables) of our Kitchen team's learning from the day are now ready for you to pick this weekend.
Cannes Film festival is perhaps the greatest of international film festivals, imbued with the very essence of cinematic glamour via the star studded red carpet. However, away from the glitz, the other side of the festival is a serious showcase of new films from established directors and new and emerging talent, offering a broad reaching sense through hundreds of new titles of what is hapenning in the world of cinema today.
Mark Cosgrove, Watershed’s Cinema Curator
In this news post our Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove writes more about two powerful films opening this month – Mexico’s Heli and China’s A Touch of Sin – which deal with issues ripped straight from the (often violent) headlines in their respective countries. They are, he says, about something real in the all too often escapist world of cinema.
DepicT! - Watershed's ultra short film competition - is once again challenging filmmakers across the globe to create a movie-masterpiece in just a minute-and-a-half! It is completely free to enter and there's up to £2500 prize money, invaluable industry exposure as part of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, plus other exclusive prizes up for grabs.