Image from The Garden by Jenny Sealey and Strange Fruit
Project Ended in September 2012

A Watershed produced collaboration which follows 12 artists working as part of Unlimited, the Cultural Olympiad programme focusing on disability.

Europa Cinema Entrepreneur of the Year
Length: 2m 40s

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'.

Light Up Bristol
Length: 5m 3s

This short film by AntiVJ captures the alternative epic Christmas lights show which transformed the façade of Bristol’s Council House.

Dream Director installation
Project Ended in June 2007

A multi-user interactive installation developed by Luke Jerram, recipient of the 6th Clark Bursary, which audiences experienced during their sleep.

The depict logo - three intersecting coloured circled overlayed that in combination make up the colours reg green and blue. With the word Depict overlayed
Project Ended in October 2022

Depict was Watershed’s international short film competition that we ran until 2022, challenging filmmakers to create 90 second ultra-short masterpieces.

A simple word based logo that simply says Creative Workforce for the Future
Project Ended in March 2021

A pilot project creating and fostering inclusive work environments to support our brightest and best young creative talent in the cultural and creative industries. 

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 talk about the ways in which hair is intertwined with identity and how they have come to love and celebrate their hair texture.

Network for Creative Enterprise
Length: 13m 11s
What we do

A partnership which offered business support for creative individuals and small companies to develop a creative idea into an economically sustainable business.

A grid of items representing an online gallery of creative work
Project Ended in July 2018

Ten years after Watershed’s online gallery DShed was conceived in 1999 – this article discussed its Past, Present & Future

Layered Reality 5G weekend: an introduction
Length: 2m 18s

A short film introducing the Layered Reality 5G weekend: the first urban testbed for public users.

Photo of your people at Bristol Talent Lab
Project Ended in March 2018

A collaboration between Watershed and Bristol City Council to create a platform for young voices in Bristol.

The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut
Length: 5m 34s

An immersive theatre piece, developed as part of our 2016 Artist in Residence programme, in which protagonist Afronaut Femi travels through space in search of life on other planets.

McLuhan's Message: Picnic in Space
Length: 28m 18s

Picnic in Space is a rare jewel of a film in which Marshall McLuhan banters with his long time cohort Harley Parker.

REACT logo - overlapping coloured circles
Project Ended in September 2016

A development scheme which enabled companies to research possibilities in digital media, create new ideas and deliver innovation to market.

Photo of Future Producers 2015
Project Ended in April 2015

Future Producers was a Watershed development scheme for 18-25 year olds, teaching them the skills needed to programme a cross art-form venue like Watershed.