BEAM Live was an evening of music and live iPad art which took place at Watershed as part of Filmic.

Bernard Herrmann Centenary

Photo of Bernard Herrmann
Ended in June 2011
A series of talks, articles, and interviews celebrating the work of composer Bernard Herrmann, of Psycho, Vertigo and Taxi Driver fame.

Between Heaven and Hell: The Films of Ulrich Seidl

Still from 'Animal Love'
Ended in October 2008
In 2008 Watershed celebrated the work of Austrian director, writer, and producer Ulrich Seidl with this microsite.

Cannes Film Festival 2010

Cannes Film Festival 2010
Mark Cosgrove, Watershed's Head of Programme, talks about his trip to the film festival.

Cannes International Film Festival 2011

Cannes International Film Festival 2011
Watershed's Head of Programme, Mark Cosgrove, talks his reasons for attending the 64th Cannes International Film Festival.

Cinema Rediscovered 2017

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Thu 27 - Sun 30 July 2017
Join us for the second edition of Cinema Rediscovered - a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe where they were meant to be experienced - on the big screen.

Conversations About Cinema: Impact of Conflict

Film still from Selma
Ended in June 2015
Opening up issues, debates and discussion through film.


Ended in December 2010
A year-long season of events reflecting on cinema from 2000-09 and the films that began to define a new century of cinema.


Still from Parasomnia by Steph Dalley
Current activity
Depict, Watershed’s short filmmaking competition, has been challenging filmmakers since 1998 to make 90-second mini movie masterpieces.

Europa Cinema Entrepreneur of the Year

Europa Cinema Entrepreneur of the Year
In November 2010 Watershed, selected from among 1000 cinemas across 500 European cities, was awarded a major international prize by Europa Cinemas naming Watershed as 'Entrepreneur of the Year'.

Film Hub South West

Film Hub South West logo
Current activity
Watershed is the regional Hub Lead Organisation for the BFI’s Film Audience Network initiative to develop audiences for a broader range of film. We work with cinemas, film exhibitors and distributors across the South West to promote great British and international independent cinema.


Filmic poster
Current activity
Talks and interviews recorded as part of our annual Filmic programme, exploring the enduring relationship between music and moving image.


A regional professional development scheme for filmmakers, developing a network of talent in and around Bristol, Sheffield, and Nottingham.

Intense Intimacy: The Cinema of Claire Denis

Still from 'Nenette et Boni'
Ended in July 2010
In 2010 Watershed celebrated the work of French director, Claire Denis, with a retrospective marking the release of her feature, 'White Material'.

John Smith: Hotel Diaries

John Smith Promotional picture
Ended in November 2008
An award-winning experimental filmmaker who is noted for his use of humour in his films, which typically explore the medium of filmmaking itself

Kawamoto the Puppet Master

Still from 'House of Flame'
Ended in March 2008
A season of screenings celebrating the work of Kihachirō Kawamoto, Japanese puppeteer, animator, and director.

Luke Jerram: Dream Director

Luke Jerram portrait - picture by  Christopher Jones
Ended in September 2007
2006 Clark Bursary recipient Luke Jerram documents his experiences during the realisation of his innovative 'Dream Director' project.

McLuhan's Message

McLuhan's Message green television graphic/logo
Ended in October 2011
Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Canadian academic and thinker, Marshall McLuhan – a season of seminars, special events, and screenings, and a dedicated website containing articles, interviews, films, and resources.