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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 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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Celebrate the return of The Story of Lover’s Rock with our special Party Night

Wed 16 Nov, 2011

Following its sell out, one-off screening which was phenomenally received this great film returns with a bang. On Sat 17 Dec we're hosting a Lover's Rock Party in the Café/Bar with live music and some very special guests.

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Watershed's Head of Programme is one of four Candidates for BFI Member Governor

Tue 8 Nov, 2011

Last month the BFI, the national body responsible for film policy and activity in the UK, invited members (members of the NFT or Sight & Sound Magazine subscribers) to nominate themselves to sit on their Board of Governors.

When two colleagues in the film world got in touch with our Head of Programme Mark Cosgrove enquiring whether he was going to apply or not, he gave the application a look – and thanks to their prompting and his own passionate supporting statement he has been accepted as one of the four prospective candidates.

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Watershed showcases young film talent with help from Bristol schools

Wed 2 Nov, 2011

Watershed is delighted to announce that Electric December returns this year from Thu 1 Dec, 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

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Pervasive Media Studio moves into Watershed

Thu 27 Oct, 2011

The Pervasive Media Studio is Watershed’s city-centre research space that brings together a network of over 100 artists, technologists and academics to explore the future of mobile and wireless media. Since opening in 2008, it has been situated in nearby Anchor Square.

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Joan of Arc reaches New York

Tue 25 Oct, 2011

We are thrilled that The Passion of Joan of Arc is being performed at the White Light Festival in New York this weekend (Sat 29 Oct). This collaborative project, developed in Bristol by musicians Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) working with inspiration from Watershed, is a new live performance to the classic film (directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer in 1928) long regarded as a towering masterpiece of cinema.

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Fresh Flix fun for all the family

Fri 21 Oct, 2011

Fresh Flix, presented in partnership with Encounters International Film Festival, is back with a fantastic programme of film, music, masterclasses and slam poetry for young people, children and their families, throughout November at Watershed and Arnolfini.

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A Made In Bristol preview of How The World Got Mixed Up + Director's Q&A

Wed 12 Oct, 2011

Watershed is delighted to present this free preview of a Bristol-made documentary on historical attitudes to mixed race relationships on Sat 15 Oct at 15:30.

How The World Got Mixed Up mixes tales of lust and love in Brazil, India and Louisiana, and gross injustice in Germany, Virginia and Cape Town, this feature length documentary (part of BBC Two's Mixed Race Britain Season) explores the historical and contemporary social, sexual and political attitudes to interracial relationships.

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Get ready for Gore! Film4 FrightFest all nighter

Tue 11 Oct, 2011

Watershed welcomes Film4’s FrightFest, the UK’s best horror and fantasy film festival, on Fri 4 Nov, when it brings its critically acclaimed midnight madness to Bristol for the first time ever.

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