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.
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