Don't be fooled by its modest looks: Bristol is a major player on the international stage, attracting world class culture and artists while simultaneously developing cultural and creative links with our own artists and experts in international cities worldwide.
Huge thanks to all the filmmakers who have submitted their shorts into DepicT! this year. We received a staggering variety of entries from all over the globe – from Brazil and Ethiopia to Germany and Hungary – and we had a very difficult job in selecting the shortlist. In fact, this year we received a record number of entries (over 600 from more than 30 countries!), and now the 15 shortlisted films for DepicT! '12 are available for your viewing pleasure at depict.org.
Huge congratulations must go to Sophie Shippen, one of the Future Producers, Watershed's development programme for 18-25 year olds: she will be jetting off to the world's oldest film festival next week having been selected to represent the UK to attend the Venice Days, the independently run festival sidebar which is modelled on Cannes' respected Directors' Fortnight.
We've had our ears to the ground listening to your feedback for a long time, and have noted two things that keep on cropping up above all the many requests: film and food deals, and the ability to take more bottled drinks into the cinema.
Well, wonder no more: we are delighted to announce both of those requests have become a reality! You can now take any of our bottled drinks from the Café/Bar into the cinemas with you and from Tue 4 Sept we are introducing Cinébites, our new, early week cinema meal deal.
See No Evil went off with a bang last weekend with Mail, Maps and Motion, a large-scale night of music, film and projections curated by Watershed's Clare Reddington (Director, iShed and the Pervasive Media Studio) and Mark Cosgrove (Head of Programme). When all 2,500 of the audience had filed away, the equipment was packed up and the Passenger Shed was restored to full working car park status, Clare sat down to reflect on an incredible night.....
This Summer we are super-excited to be joining forces with Bristol's newest venue Big Top@Creative Common for a unique creative summer school that will encourage kids to explore the world behind the cinema screen.
Unfortunately REACT has made the decision to postpone this event until later in the Books & Print Sandbox programme. To ensure that we are able to produce the best event possible we have decided to run an Inspire session next Spring when everyone will have the opportunity to attend to hear from our brilliant speakers and the successful Books & Print projects. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Monday 10th September, 2.30 – 6pm Watershed, Bristol
“Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”
The BFI has preserved, promoted and championed Hitchcock's early films, including nine from the silent era and is presenting a major celebration of the most influential and iconic British film director of all time.
These are the two ideas that will be explored through Watershed's Studio Residencies 2012 commissions: Collaborating with Artificial Intelligence and Sonic Graffiti.