Funders & Partners

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Watershed is funded and supported by a range of local, national and European organisations

Arts Council England South West  

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Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts. Their ambition is to place the arts at the heart of national life, reflecting the country's rich and diverse cultural identity as only the arts can.

Bristol City Council  

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Bristol City Council is the elected government of Bristol. It has one overall purpose: to improve Bristol and the lives of all its people, now and for future generations.

Europa Cinemas

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Founded in 1992 with funding from the MEDIA programme and from the Centre National de la Cinématographie, Europa Cinemas is the first film theatre network focusing on European films. Its objective is to provide operational and financial support to cinemas that commit themselves to screen a significant number of European non-national films, to offer events and initiatives as well as promotional activities targeted at Young Audiences and to screen digital European films.

University of the West of England

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The University of the West of England, Bristol (Bristol UWE) is one of Britain's most popular universities with more than 23,000 students and a 1,000-strong academic staff.

University of Bristol

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The University of Bristol is internationally renowned, ranked in the top 30 universities globally (QS World University Rankings), due to its outstanding teaching and research, its superb facilities and highly talented students and staff.

The British Film Institute

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The British Film Institute is the UK's lead film organisation. Its mission to achieve a creative and prosperous film culture and industry base, the BFI drives creative, economic, and cultural success through a linked portfolio of activities.

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. TLT advised Watershed on the creation of iShed CIC and Pervasive Media Sandbox.