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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
This November, a new festival called KIN will be taking place at Arnolfini - it promises to be a multi-room extravaganza of music, conversations, games, skills -sharing and theatrical exploration, with activist meet-up, live art and wandering provocateurs.
Take a moment to watch this beautiful film - with contributions from Watershed staff past and present, friends, partners and funders - that shows Dick Penny (CEO of Watershed from Sept 1998 - July 2018) through the eyes of the people that have had the pleasure of working with and learning from him.