It’s that time of year again – our programme team has braved the bitter Berlin cold (minus 16!) to head on out to the 62nd Berlin Film Festival in search of films, partnerships and creative ideas they can bring back to Bristol, to Watershed, and to you.
Before our Head of Programme Mark Cosgrove packed his bags, he sat down to share what he’s most looking forward to at the Festival:
This Saturday (11 Feb) at 13:00 we'll be screening The Night Of The Hunter, one of cinema's bonafide masterworks. A failure on its initial release, only in recent years has it finally achieved the masterpiece status it so overwhelmingly deserves - and this is an extremely rare chance to see it in all of its cinematic glory.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
We had a lot of requests from Ideas Lab attendees for a way to discuss ideas online and locate potential partners. In response to this, we've set-up a Heritage Sandbox online network. To work, the network relies on Ideas Lab participants logging in and inputting a few details about areas of research or interests. We hope this will be a useful tool to help people connect. Visit the network here