A Q&A with film composer Ennio Morricone

Posted on Wed 18 Jan 2012

“Composing film scores means that the composer must adapt his ideas to the film, the director and the audience.” Ennio MorriconeFilmic 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.
Reporting live from the government film policy review launch

Posted on 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.
Watershed's Top 10 Sellers of 2011

Posted on 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.
Filmic: A festival of film and music

Posted on 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.
Festive cheer at Watershed

Posted on 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!

Posted on Mon 19 Dec 2011

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
Exeter Ideas lab

Posted on Tue 6 Dec 2011

Lots of ideas bubbling up at our first ideas lab in Exeter
Electric December Award Winners!

Posted on 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.
A Hawk and A Hacksaw live rescore of seminal Soviet classic

Posted on 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.
Electric December goes live this week

Posted on 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.