Join us on a tour of Watershed’s projection booth and discover how the films screening at the festival make it to the screen during a festival like Cinema Rediscovered.
Watershed is one of a decreasing number of cinemas in the country which can still screen 35mm and 16mm film, as well as 2K and 4K digital projection. Discover how digital and celluloid film projection works, why each of Watershed’s three cinemas are unique, and find out about the individual projectors and films. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our technical team, ask questions and see first hand the process of projecting films for Cinema Rediscovered.
The tour will be lead by South West Silents Co-Director Rosie Taylor. Previously Assistant Curator and Head of Digital Media at Slapstick Festival, Rosie has a special interest in archive film projection and has sourced and screened films from archives, museums, historians and private collectors all over the world.
The tour will start in the top foyer of Watershed next to the festival information desk and will last approximately 20 minutes. Please note: Due to various stairwells in our old listed building this tour unfortunately isn't accessible for wheelchair users.