Bristol named UNESCO City of Film

Posted on Wed 1 Nov 2017

Great news – we are proud that Bristol has been named UNESCO City of Film, a global recognition of the city’s outstanding contribution to film culture and creativity.
Introducing our Artist in Residence duos...

Posted on Tue 31 Oct 2017

Continent-spanning love songs and making sound from the city’s light: these are the brilliant musical ideas from our latest Artists in Residence, two duos who will explore the points where art and technology meet to play a different kind of border-crossing tune.
Afrika Eye Festival returns

Posted on Mon 30 Oct 2017

The South West’s biggest celebration of African cinema and culture returns with a packed weekend, join us for a fantastic programme of films (features, shorts and documentaries), discussions, workshops and live music, with film talent, artists and academics from across Africa and the diaspora.
Fancy a film-themed Christmas Party?

Posted on Thu 12 Oct 2017

Are you still looking for a place to host your Christmas party? Perhaps you’ve wanted to have a James Bond, Harry Potter, Top Gun, Star Wars or other film-themed bash? Then look no further – our movie-mad Events team are here to help you put on an A-list night to remember with our Christmas Party Package.
Filmmakers from Mexico, France and the UK share DepicT! Awards

Posted on Fri 29 Sept 2017

Filmmakers from Mexico, France and the UK shared the glory in this year's DepicT! – Watershed’s 90 second filmmaking competition - at this year’s Encounters Short...
DepicT! '17 Shortlist is now live

Posted on Tue 5 Sept 2017

Watch, vote and comment nowWe are delighted to announce that this year's DepicT! shortlist is live - and we need your votes to decide the winner of this year’s...
Winner of the first Smart Oxford Playable City announced

Posted on Tue 1 Aug 2017

Watershed and Smart Oxford are delighted to announce the winner for the first Smart Oxford Playable City Commission is UK based Guerilla Dance Project, who will encourage citizens...
Bristol Festival of Puppetry returns

Posted on Thu 20 July 2017

You can forget what you thought you knew about puppets, Bristol Festival of Puppetry is returning to the city between Fri 1- Sun 10 Sept to start conversations with audiences – showing how iPads can become hand puppets, film and animation can be a form of puppetry, and that puppets, just like humans, come in all shapes and sizes, with different abilities.
Life changing experiences - Watershed's Artist Residencies

Posted on Tue 18 July 2017

Our current Artists in Residence Aidan Moesby and David Lisser have been busily working up their projects at Pervasive Media Studio. With research spanning the creative repurposing of weather-sensing equipment to industrial cannibalism, let’s take a closer look at what they’re up to and how you can get involved…
Creative Producers International: Meet Our Global Cohort

Posted on Wed 12 July 2017

We are thrilled to introduce the 15 incredible people who will be joining us on Watershed’s new global talent development programme Creative Producers International.