News

Reclaiming the Witch at Watershed

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.

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Filmmakers from UK, Italy and Russia shared the glory in this year’s Depict

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.

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KIN – a new Bristol festival of kindness

Wed 26 Sep, 2018

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.

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Cinema Rediscovered tours UK

Mon 24 Sep, 2018

Cinema Rediscovered on Tour 2018 continues with My 20th Century - the dazzling new 4K restoration of the 1989 debut feature by the award winning Hungarian female filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi - opening at London's ICA on 7 Oct before touring cinemas across the UK.

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"Don't just do brilliant stuff, but help someone else do brilliant stuff"

Thu 13 Sep, 2018

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.

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Network and nominate with Rife Magazine

Wed 12 Sep, 2018

Rife Magazine, our very own in-house online platform for young people, has loads of exciting opportunities for you right now. Check them out below and get involved - in one, two, or all three!

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Bristol and Bath - leading the way in inclusive innovation and growth

Thu 6 Sep, 2018

‘Bristol & Bath Creative R&D’ will receive a multi million pound investment from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries Clusters Programme, to support, connect and amplify the brilliant strengths of the region.

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Depict ’18 Shortlist is live

Tue 4 Sep, 2018

We are delighted to announce that this year's Depict shortlist is live - and we need your votes to decide the winner of the coveted Shooting People Audience Award.

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Watershed makes a big splash in Tokyo this Autumn

Mon 20 Aug, 2018

We are very excited to announce that the Biennial Playable City Conference will take place in Tokyo, Japan this year on 28 September in partnership with the British Council.

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Cinema Rediscovered goes on Tour

Wed 1 Aug, 2018

Cinema Rediscovered returned to Bristol (which is now a UNESCO City of Film) for its third edition this July, putting lesser known cinematic visions centre stage, asking questions about the role of cinema, delighting audiences and launching a UK wide tour with support from BFI awarding funds from National Lottery.

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Leadership changes at Watershed

Mon 30 Jul, 2018

Today Watershed announces a change in its leadership as it looks forward to the next part of its ongoing Bristol story.

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