12 Days of Christmas

Part of ten drummers drumming from 12days.net
Ended in December 2000
In 2000, children from Bristol schools created twelve pieces of web art based on the Twelve Days of Christmas song.

Aardman Animations FILMCLUB Q&A

Aardman Animations FILMCLUB Q&A
Makers of Aardman Animations 'The Pirates!' discuss how animation is made and their work in the creative industry.

Akira Neo-Tokyo Night

Akira Neo-Tokyo Night
A short film documenting the planning, publicity and production of an Akira post screening party.

BFI Film Academy Bristol

Young people as part of camera crew
Current activity
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.

Bristol Talent Lab

Bristol Talent Lab
We assembled a diverse, innovative team of young Bristol people to devise a new online platform for youth.

Bristol Youth Links

Photo of your people at Bristol Talent Lab
Current activity
A collaboration between Watershed and Bristol City Council to create a platform for young voices in Bristol.

Creative Cinema Summer School: Flea To The Circus

Creative Cinema Summer School: Flea To The Circus
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'.

Electric December

Electric December 2012 image
Ended in January 2012
Watershed's annual online advent calendar: 24 days of filmmaking delights from young people across Europe.


eShed logo
Ended in April 2010
eShed was a Bristol-based community and website for young people aged 14-21 who love film and media.

Filmic 2013: Tron Night

Filmic 2013: Tron Night
A short film made by BFI Film Academy participants about their Tron screening + Man vs Machine afterparty.

Future Producers

Photo of Future Producers 2015
Current activity
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.

Ghostwatch: My Urban Home

Ghostwatch: My Urban Home
Do you dare to follow 8 brave children as they track the movements of the ghost of Barton Hill?

Gromit's Movie Marvels: Animation Workshops

Gromit\'s Movie Marvels: Animation Workshops
A month-long stop-motion animation summer school as part of Cinékids, programmed by Gromit!


Rife journalists promo image
Current activity
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.

Rio Kids

Painting of a humming bird
Ended in August 2002
A web project from 2002 in which young people offer personal, creative responses to the sustainable development of our planet.

Short Cuts

Short Cuts Logo
Ended in November 2010
A Watershed led filmmaking programme which enabled young people across Bristol to make and showcase three short films.

The Box

The Box
Shot by young filmmakers this 5min docu-drama examines the life of a low income family feeling the strain of recession.


Photo of we.here.now participants
Ended in November 2005
The results of a filmmaking summer school with 24 young filmmakers from Sweden, Lithuania and UK.