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Audiences at an outdoor screening at Cinema Rediscovered, our annual film festival

Audiences at an outdoor screening at Cinema Rediscovered, our annual film festival

A gift for you: see you at the cinema, online!

Posted on Fri 20 Mar, 2020

We might have closed our cinemas but we still want to share great films with you. Here's one way.

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Photo of the exterior of Watershed at night with a large neon sign saying Cheers Drive, as part of Bristol Light Festival
Posted on Tue 17 March 2020
Given the national picture the Watershed building will temporarily close from 14:00 on Tue 17 March and our upcoming events and screenings are cancelled for now.
Cheers Drive
Posted on Fri 13 March 2020
Here at Watershed the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers are our number one concern.
Ella Good and Nicki Kent, Building a Martian House. Credit: Robert Keller, Satori Photos
Posted on Thu 5 March 2020
Join us for a free Art & Climate Showcase event to experience the new work created by Watershed & MAYK’s Winter Artists in Residence - Xavier Velastin, Robbie Thomson, Ella Good and Nicki Kent.

Cinema Rediscovered 2020 Early Bird Passes Now on Sale

Posted on Wed 4 March 2020

Cinema Rediscovered is back for an expanded five days for its 5th edition taking place in and around Bristol from Wed 22 - Sun 26 July 2020. Join us for the finest digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities back where they belong - on the big screen.

Submissions are now open for Depict ’20

Posted on Wed 4 March 2020

Submissions are now open for Depict ’20 – Watershed’s ultra-short film competition part of Encounters Film Festival committed to uncovering emerging filmmaking talent since 1998. We’re calling for creatives from around the world to submit their shorts of 90 seconds or under to be considered for this year’s shortlist and awards.

The nights are getting lighter and brighter…

Posted on Fri 28 Feb 2020

Bristol Light Festival lights up the city – and includes work from Pervasive Media Studio residents

Creative Workforce for the Future  

Posted on Thu 16 Jan 2020

Developing both industry employment practices embracing inclusion and diversity and nurturing young talent.

Top 10 sellers of 2019

Posted on Fri 10 Jan 2020

Farewell 2019, hello 2020. As we embark on a new decade, we thought we’d take a few moments to take a look back at the past year and share our top 10 cinema hits of 2019.

Watershed hosts European Cinema Night

Posted on Wed 4 Dec 2019

Watershed was one of only two cinemas in the UK to host this year’s edition of European Cinema Night with last night’s special free preview of the German arthouse hit System Crasher followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer Frauke Kolbmüller.

Update on our building plans...

Posted on Wed 4 Dec 2019

With new funding confirmed and initial designs signed off, the first phase of Watershed’s development plans are gathering pace.