FILM Ferrania Begins Manufacturing Process For Slide Films

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Known Italian manufacturer Ferrania is back from the ashes as FILM Ferrania and has begun manufacturing for slide film on analogue still and movie cameras last Tuesday, Oct. 11.

After a successful test-run last September, FILM Ferrania will now be able to directly ship to its customers. Film stock to be produced in its initial run will be an improved version of the Scotch Chrome 100 slide film. The film will be suitable for still photography (on 135 and 120 rolls) as well as for filmmaking (on 16mm and Super 8 formats).

Originally founded in 1923, Ferrania closed down operations in 2010 by its previous owner 3M Company and was refounded as FILM Ferrania in 2013 to manage film production for analogue photography and cinematography at its factor in northern Italy.

FILM Ferrania's 2014 Kickstarter project 100 More Years of Analog Film met several obstacles such as meeting its shipping dates, reward send-out dates, discovery of abestos in its factory building and issues with suppliers which caused the delay of production. The supposed completion was on June 2015.

Check out this brief video of FILM Ferrania's 1917 Slitter below.

What do you think? Would you experiment with the new Scotch Chrome 100 slide film? Share us your thoughts through the comments section!


Check out their Kickstarter page for the latest updates. Preview image was taken from the video.

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9 Comments

  1. poglad
    poglad ·

    Wonderful! Can't wait to try this, E6 and cross-processed. :-)

  2. theblues
    theblues ·

    awesome! for once, it's in the right way :)

  3. wesco
    wesco ·

    I think Lomography is a bit optimistic here. Ferrania have made a testrun with the coating machine with just one layer, and are now slitting old jumbo roles of tri-acetate into smaller roles for the smaller coating machine of the research lab. They still need to prepare the emulsion, do the coating and chilling, all in complete darkness. Next, they have to slice the coated mini jumbo roles into 35 mm, 120 mm, 8 mm and 16 mm films, do perforation and packaging, and send out the rewards to the Kickstarter backers.

    Only after that they can start with regular distribution to retail shops and online, so I don't expect that for this year anymore. But I think they are on the right track, because many problems with the infrastructure (water, steam, electricity) have been resolved now. So I still have some hope to receive my Kickstarter rewards before Christmas!

  4. evilpete
    evilpete ·

    @wesco , I think you´re right. I also followed the hole process via kickstarter... Yep, let´s hope for some Ferrianas under the christmas tree.

  5. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    the positive side of the death of kodak is there are more another brand such as rollei & ferrania which producing new slide film for analogue lover

  6. shelbie
    shelbie ·

    Would love to get my hands on some of this! I hope this actually happens!

  7. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    I wouldn't say "no" to trying some of this stuff out…

  8. lomographysoholondon
    lomographysoholondon ·

    so exciting!

  9. antoniocampofreddo
    antoniocampofreddo ·

    Forza Ferrania aspettiamo tutti la tua rinascita !!

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