Visualisation of expanded Watershed building

Pre App Image Proposed: Image courtesy of childs+sulzmann architects

BIGGER SHED Expanding Watershed:

Posted on Thu 29 Nov, 2018

Continuing Watershed’s journey of leadership and stewardship and to meet the increasing demand for what we offer, we are really pleased to be sharing our ambitious vision for physical expansion that will deliver improved environmental sustainability and financial security for years to come.

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#GivingTuesday 2018: A Day for Giving

Mikael Techane and Tim Lo, two of our former Rife Content Creators. Photo: Bex Rose
Posted on Mon 26 Nov 2018
This #GivingTuesday, help us to continue our work with young people to build confidence, learn new skills and have their voices heard, through Rife Magazine (our online platform run by young people for young people). And in return? Get a chance to win a private screening of a film of your choice!

Watershed's Technical team win Cinema Team of the Year!

Watershed team on stage receiving award
Posted on Mon 26 Nov 2018
We are proud as punch of our Technical Team who were the recipients of the Cinema Team of the Year award at the Cinema Technology Council Awards held last night in London.

From Watershed to Peterloo: Future Producers alumni is Assistant Director

Zoe Alker
Posted on Thu 8 Nov 2018
Zoe Alker, one of Watershed's Future Producers alumni, worked alongside Mike Leigh, a director at the pinnacle of his powers, on his latest feature Peterloo. We caught up with her to find out more about her amazing experience - of how a young filmmaker landed a job with her hero.
Introducing our new Winter Residency artists

Posted on Wed 7 Nov 2018

Our Residencies make a real difference to practitioners. We offer a bespoke programme, work space at the Pervasive Media Studio, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support. It is a fantastic opportunity to make work, make connections, build profile and rapidly progress thinking.
Channel 4 picks Bristol for Creative Hub

Posted on Wed 31 Oct 2018

Bristol is soon to become the home of one of Channel 4’s new Creative Hubs, beating other finalists Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham to land the big prize.
Introducing the Fellows of SWCTN

Posted on Thu 18 Oct 2018

We are delighted to announce 27 new Fellows who join us as part of the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies.
Afrika Eye returns with an explosion of creativity

Posted on Wed 17 Oct 2018

Afrika Eye - the South West’s biggest celebration of African arts, cinema and culture – returns this November with an expanded edition around its perennially popular weekend here at Watershed with extra events - including a feast for Nelson Mandela, high energy dance class and a film screening aboard a Bristol Harbour ferry.
Reclaiming the Witch at Watershed

Posted on Mon 15 Oct 2018

The witching hour is almost upon us! This November we welcome a season of films and talks that examine and celebrate the witch on screen. From well-known classics, forgotten favourites and new discoveries, we delve into the psyche and stereotype of one of cinema’s most complex and compelling characters: the witch.
Filmmakers from UK, Italy and Russia shared the glory in this year’s Depict

Posted on Fri 5 Oct 2018

Filmmakers from UK, Italy and Russia shared the glory in this year’s Depict – Watershed’s 90 second filmmaking competition – at the recent Encounters Short Film Festival from a shortlist selected from over 500 entries from 59 different countries.