We held our first annual donor Thank You event on Tue 30 June, where our donors were given a deeper insight into Watershed and the opportunity to learn more about the impact of their support. They met Watershed staff, artists in residence and some of the young people we work with.
Each year, we challenge filmmakers from around the world to create an original and imaginative super short film of 90 seconds or under for our unique filmmaking competition, DepicT!. Last year's competition was dominated by UK filmmaker Daniel Chisholm, who we caught up with to hear about what he's been up to after his big win, nine months on.
Leave to Remain’s producer Kate Cook, who grew up in Nailsea, is returning to Bristol on Sun 21 June to screen her film as part of national Refugee Week, which helps celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK. Kate will be here for a Q+A, so you can ask about her own journey to becoming a top class independent film producer.
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 international Playable City Award, Urbanimals, created by the Laboratory for Architectural Experiments, LAX, based in Poland.
Nariman Massoumi, Senior Lecturer in Film & Television Studies at Bath Spa University, writes about the political and cultural context to films in our upcoming Masters of Iranian Cinema season.
Following our open call for Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio New and Emerging Talent Residencies programme we are delighted to announce that robotics startup co-founder Samantha Payne, game designer and producer Roz Dean and composer and designer Thomas Williams will be joining us for three months from July to explore ideas related to creative technology.
Here at Watershed we are proud that our cinema programme showcases the new, the old, the unusual and the unexpected. To help sustain this work, increase access and give everyone the opportunity to discover something new, there will be a small increase in our ticket prices – and we are pleased to introduce a brand new young peoples’ ticket.
Following the open call for Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio Artist's Residencies programme we are excited to announce that Ashley James Brown, creative coder, technologist, sound artist and electronic musician will be with us in July and August as our Studio Artist in Residence.
Were you one of the thousands of people who played, danced and shaped their shadows under streetlights last year? Perhaps you struck up a conversation with a lamp post in the summer of 2013? These projects - Shadowing and Hello Lamp Post - are previous winners of our Playable City Award and we've just announced the seven shortlisted projects for this year - now you, the people who play, can have your say on the lot.