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Fourth international Playable City Award is now open

Tue 12 Jul, 2016

The internationally acclaimed £30,000 Playable City Award - which puts people and play at the heart of the future city - invites creatives from across the world to respond to the theme Journeys. A Playable City approach to urban journeying re-­appropriates infrastructure and technology to start new conversations, imagine new futures and make human connections.

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Announcing our new Artists in Residence

Tue 28 Jun, 2016

Playable prints and objects in public spaces, foodie trends and a treasure hunt of Britain's most unsearchable town... these are the brilliant ideas the recipients of Watershed's New Talent Residencies and Micro-residency commissions.

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Watershed is open - EVERYONE is welcome

Fri 24 Jun, 2016

Watershed’s purpose is to promote diversity and WORLD cultures. We celebrate this diversity of cultures at home and abroad, building engagement and understanding to create a more open and collaborative city.

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Rediscover the joy of cinema at Watershed

Thu 23 Jun, 2016

Cinema Rediscovered will once again see classic films back where they belong – in a cinema on the big screen, entertaining audiences. Discover them anew for yourself with us in July.

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Psychosis on Screen marks launch of new Bristol psychosis team

Tue 7 Jun, 2016

We are delighted to be working with Bristol Health Partners for the first time on this new season exploring Psychosis on Screen, to mark the launch of a new team that will help improve the lives of people who experience psychosis in Bristol.

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DepicT! ’15 winning director Karim Soussi talks about generating ideas to fit the 90 second format

Fri 3 Jun, 2016

Struggling to come up with an idea for DepicT!? Find some insight and inspiration by checking out our interview with DepicT! '15 winner Karim Soussi who picked up both the Audience and Main DepicT! awards in last years competition.

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A tale of two cities: A journey through BFI Player

Tue 31 May, 2016

Mark Cosgrove, Watershed's Cinema Curator, was recently invited by the BFI to curate a playlist for BFI Player, the BFI's video-on-demand service that ofers a mix of free and paid films. His collection has just gone live and we'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

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Documentaries, the Bard... and gin

Tue 24 May, 2016

June is almost upon us - and with it a trio of documentaries with a focus on current issues and working class champions, from director Ken Loach (Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach), the migrant crisis (Fire at Sea) to Michael Moore journeying to Europe to 'steal' our best ideas and bring them back to America (Where to Invade Next).

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2015 Winner Rosa Fisher discusses all things DepicT! and reveals her top tips for this year’s filmmakers

Thu 12 May, 2016

With the Mon 4 July deadline for entries to this year’s DepicT! – Watershed’s super short film competition – beginning to loom on the cinematic horizon, we decided to catch up with director Rosa Fisher, one of last year’s DepicT! winners, to get her insights into what it takes to be successful DepicT! filmmaker.

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Cinema Rediscovered - Great films back on big screens

Wed 27 Apr, 2016

Watershed and partners South West Silents and 20th Century Flicks invite you to join in the inaugural Cinema Rediscovered (Thu 28 - Sun 31 July 2016), a new major international archive film event that will celebrate cinema-going, giving audiences an opportunity to discover - or indeed re-discover - new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema, and contemporary classics on the big screen.

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