A crowd of people watching outdoor light projections

Millenium Constellations by Joannie Lemercier, photograph by Jack Offord

Watershed Business Membership

Support Watershed through business membership to give us the capacity to sustain the relevance, depth and diversity of our programme, helping us to plan for the future with confidence.

Watershed is Bristol’s international centre for film culture and digital creativity, working at the intersection of art, technology and the city. It is a social enterprise and a registered charity, rooted in Bristol with a global reach.

To sustain the diversity and accessibility of our programmes we rely on funding from a wide range of funders, supporters and customers.

We invite you to join our supporters network and become a Business Member.

Your Support

You will join a growing group of supporters who collectively give us the capacity to sustain the relevance, depth and diversity of our programme, helping us to plan for the future with confidence.

‘Watershed was central to my understanding of the history and possibilities of cinema. Without it I wouldn’t have been inspired to produce the films that I have made, and for that I am incredibly grateful. Looking forward to another extraordinary 30 years.’
Iain Canning, producer of The King’s Speech and Shame

In return, you can expect to receive an annual invitation to our Thank You evening. We will ensure you receive a copy of our annual impact report, detailing the work that has been made possible thanks to your support. And we will send you a regular email newsletter of what’s on, to share with your staff.

‘Opened in 1982, the place may now be into its fourth decade but it feels as vital to the city's creative heartbeat as ever.’
Bristol Post

The Benefits to your staff and your business

  • 10% discount for all staff on Watershed cinema tickets via our online booking system, using a dedicated company discount code.
  • 20% discount on our unique conference rooms in inspirational surroundings with full technical support. We offer a full service tailored to your needs.
  • 30% discount off main meals in our independent, award winning cafe/bar, where ingredients are locally sourced where possible. Discount applies on Mondays with a cinema ticket.

Watershed offers a wide choice of world cinema every day; works with young people across Bristol; welcomes over 300,000 people a year to its Harbourside home; produces creative projects around the world; and hosts a community of cultural innovators:

Watershed has been a beacon for film and the arts more generally. It has been consistently ahead of the pack in the way it meets the needs of audiences and has delivered real benefit not just to Bristol and the South West but to the UK’s creative economy as a whole.’
Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, CBE

Email Lottie Donovan for further information

Current Business members

Bristol Media

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Bristol Media is an industry led organisation, whose primary role is to facilitate collaboration and growth within our region, delivering projects, events and opportunities for over 600 paying members. Their mission is to drive creativity and innovation across the southwest creative and media sectors, building the fame of the region.

TLT Solicitors LLP

TLT Solicitors LLP is a top 100 UK commercial law firm with over 650 staff across offices in Bristol and London and is consistently rated as one of the top 3 technology and IP firms in the South West. It has strong relationships locally and nationally and is well known for its work across the technology & media sectors. It has a long-standing commitment to the development of the creative industries in Bristol, having provided support to Watershed through direct sponsorship and pro bono advice since 2002.