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Our work
A space for 18-30 year old creatives to come together
Am I A Bad Kid?
Length: 4m 30s
BFI Film Academy Bristol
Jay explores the lack of support that the school system provides for excluded kids and young people with diverse needs, and how being labelled as a 'bad kid' has damaging effects for a young person's development.
My Sister and ADHD
Length: 5m 46s
BFI Film Academy Bristol
Sisters Emily and Isabel were close growing up, then Isabel got diagnosed with ADHD. This short documentary takes a look at how ADHD affects their relationship, as they navigate the changes of growing up together.
This Hair is Beautiful
Length: 5m 14s
BFI Film Academy Bristol
A group of young people of colour to talk about the ways in which hair is intertwined with identity and how they have come to love and celebrate their hair texture.
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A global talent development programme led by Watershed
Creative Producers International gathered together a dynamic network of creative producers from across the world. It aimed to enhance individual practices, raise ambitions and make real change across the world on a city scale.
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Project Ended in March 2018
A collaboration between Watershed and Bristol City Council to create a platform for young voices in Bristol.
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Rife identifies and cultivates young talent in Bristol
We develop young people’s digital skills, voice, confidence, experience and networks so they go into the creative sector and thrive. We want young people’s voices and creativity to be setting the agenda in the sector, driving it forward so it continues to innovate and inspire.
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An inclusive industry led talent development initiative
The film and television industry in the UK is thriving but a skills shortage and lack of diversity within the sector threaten to undermine it's future. The BFI Film Academy identifies and nurtures young talent to help the sector continue to thrive.
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Developing a thriving and inclusive film sector
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.
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Developing a thriving and inclusive film sector
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.
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International short film competition
Depict, Watershed’s short filmmaking competition, has been challenging filmmakers since 1998 to make 90-second mini movie masterpieces.
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Project Ended in April 2015
Future Producers is a Watershed development scheme for 18-25 year olds, teaching them the skills needed to programme a cross art-form venue like Watershed.
What’s The Score? The Mistletoe Bough
Length: 8m 45s
This classic gothic film gets a brand new score as part of a Filmic workshop for 18-25 year olds.
Bristol Talent Lab
Length: 3m 55s
We assembled a diverse, innovative team of young Bristol people to devise a new online platform for youth.
Zombie Watch
Length: 4m 41s
Meet Dave, a hapless young zombie trying to make his way in the world.
Gromit\'s Movie Marvels: Animation Workshops
Length: 3m 35s
A month-long stop-motion animation summer school as part of Cinékids, programmed by Gromit!
Filmic 2013: Tron Night
Length: 3m 31s
A short film made by BFI Film Academy participants about their Tron screening + Man vs Machine afterparty.
Creative Cinema Summer School: Flea To The Circus
Length: 2m 48s
A week long extravaganza of cinema-themed films and workshops for children inspired by the circus fun of Disney Pixar's 'A Bug's Life'.