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

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

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.
KIN – a new Bristol festival of kindness

Posted on Wed 26 Sept 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.
Cinema Rediscovered tours UK

Posted on Mon 24 Sept 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.
"Don't just do brilliant stuff, but help someone else do brilliant stuff"

Posted on Thu 13 Sept 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.