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DepicT! 2012 Call for Entries

Mon 30 Jan, 2012

We're delighted to announce that DepicT! - Watershed's super short film competition - is challenging filmmakers across the world to create a masterpiece in just a minute-and-a-half! Whatever your budget or genre, we want your shorts - you can enter for free online and be in with a chance of winning £1500 prize money, invaluable industry exposure, and other exclusive prizes.

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A Q&A with film composer Ennio Morricone

Wed 18 Jan, 2012

“Composing film scores means that the composer must adapt his ideas to the film, the director and the audience.” Ennio Morricone

Filmic is Watershed and St George's brand new festival of film and music running through February and March and focuses on two greats of the music world: legendary composers Ennio Morricone and Michel Legrand.

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Reporting live from the government film policy review launch

Mon 16 Jan, 2012

Mon 16 Jan was the much-anticipated launch of the Film Policy Review – a major report conducted by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport chaired by ex-Culture Secretary Lord Smith.

Our Head of Programme Mark Cosgrove tweeted his thoughts from the public launch and Q&A at @msc45 – check out his responses as the panel went over their findings and recommendations.

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Watershed's Top 10 Sellers of 2011

Tue 10 Jan, 2012

With 2012 upon us with a vengeance, we thought it would be fun to take a quick look back at a year in film here at Watershed.

2011 kicked off with a relatively unassuming royal costume drama by the name of The King’s Speech. It had a trio of great performances – from Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter – but no one (yep, not even us) quite expected it to be the box office (and awards) success it turned out to be.

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Filmic: A festival of film and music

Wed 4 Jan, 2012

Forget Bogart and Bacall, Astaire and Rogers, Burton and Taylor: cinema’s most enduring relationship is with music. To celebrate this partnership Watershed and St George's are working together to produce Filmic, a brand new festival of film and music.

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Festive cheer at Watershed

Tue 20 Dec, 2011

This festive week we present two films we missed the chance to screen on their initial release, plus a family favourite continues and we welcome the return of a bonafide Christmas classic!

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Electric December Award Winners!

Fri 2 Dec, 2011

On Thu 1 Dec over 100 people came together at Watershed to celebrate the launch of Electric December 2011, Watershed's original online countdown calendar of brilliant short films from young European filmmakers, and find out who scooped some of the prestigious Electric December Awards.

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A Hawk and A Hacksaw live rescore of seminal Soviet classic

Tue 29 Nov, 2011

We are very excited to welcome New Mexico's roving folk duo A Hawk and A Hacksaw (accordionist/drummer Jeremy Barnes and violinist Heather Trost) to Watershed this weekend. They are here to present a brand new live rescore of Soviet director Sergei Paradjanov's classic film Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors.

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Electric December goes live this week

Mon 28 Nov, 2011

Electric December returns this Thursday, ready to make December just that little bit more joyous, with an outstanding online showcase of 24 short films from across Europe - one for each day of advent at electricdecember.org.Watch the trailer below to get a glimpse of the great work that's waiting for you to watch from 1 Dec.

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DepicT! 2011 Winners

Mon 21 Nov, 2011

Following a fantastic buzz at the DepicT! Showcase in the afternoon, filmmakers and guests gathered on the evening of Sat 19 Nov for the 17th Bristol Encounters International Film Festival Awards Ceremony hosted by Peter Carlton to learn who'd scooped this year's DepicT! competition prizes.

Out of a dizzying 500 films from 30 countries, 14 tiny films were shortlisted for their distinctive, imaginative and engaging qualities.

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