The Expired Film Rumble


Don’t you hate it when things expire? Milk, eggs, yogurt, and bread are not fun when they are expired. Moldy, smelly, disgustingness does not sound too appealing. Expired Film, on the other hand, will only bring you joy and surprise.

Photo by: tskotcher

The distinctiveness of expired film is its unpredictability. Expect the Unexpected. You can possibly achieve color shifts, graininess, and the vintage look. For this rumble, we want you to take some photos with your most expired film. Take the most unique jaw dropping photos you can and we’ll reward you for it. It’s a new year and we want to see something new and exciting, so bring it.

REMEMBER TO ONLY USE EXPIRED FILM. The top 3 winners will receive 10 piggies added to their LomoHomes. Now get your Expired Film loaded. Camera ready. And Shoot!

• Prize(s): 3 winners of 10 Piggies.
• Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated. Please keep in mind of our expired film theme.
• Upload Limit: 3 Photos
• Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px in either width or height.
• Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)

written by mmoya on 2011-01-24 #news #competition #rumble #expired-film


  1. sarahboat
    sarahboat ·

    Wow, what a great idea for a rumble!!

  2. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Mmm, 99% of my film is expired!!

  3. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    @kylewis yeah me too!

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  5. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    this is awesome!

  6. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    I think the oldest film I've used expired in 1980s somewhere. It's kodak EPH1600. Really amazing stuff.

  7. iaki
    iaki ·

    me too! haha but the most expired is from 1999 =) epp 120

  8. thebastardchild
    thebastardchild ·

    All I shoot on is expired cos its £2 a roll :) Plus the extra surprise that I get from it.

  9. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    ...I continually use plenty of expired film. Can I still enter old shots into this rumble?

  10. mightymouse
    mightymouse ·

    Just got my Kodachrome back from Dwayne's Photo that expired in 1981. Here I GO!!

  11. mintography
    mintography ·

    I recently found an unused old cheap disposable camera in a box from my parents house. I think it is from around '94. It has no expiration date on it. When would film from then likely expire?

  12. mgf
    mgf ·

    my lc-a loves expired films :D

  13. nicx
    nicx ·

    I only own expired film! Think i'll have to use my 1997 bunch is was a great year!

  14. pulex
    pulex ·

    Still got a roll that expired 1984, my year of birth. Thats the oldest i hve followed by the same film but expired 89, already shot one, two still in my fridge. Submited one shot of it.

  15. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    so we all use almost only expired films, will be easy haha :D

  16. eighteyed-hendra
    eighteyed-hendra ·

    im in :)

  17. crstemple
    crstemple ·

    Very excited about this rumble! I JUST processed two rolls of Kodak EliteChrome 200 that expired 11 years ago, so I am amped and ready for this!

  18. squamy
    squamy ·

    80% of my shots are expired film too! Excellente! :D

  19. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Got a roll in my camera (& 22 more in the fridge) but honestly I just can't wait to see the submissions.

  20. macstef
    macstef ·

    hehe its much harder finding a not expired film :-)

  21. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    I have too many expired film shots to choose from! One of my submissions is from film that expired in 1978! Another is from 1989 (and that one look worse). The last submission is from film that expired in 2000. I love expired film!

  22. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Aiyaaa only three photos??

  23. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Oooh I love expired film - I have some Agfa Isopan Ultra 400 that expired in 1969! I've got in in my Felica - 60s German film with a 60s German camera!

  24. maneke
    maneke ·

    * Here we go ...

  25. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    now, almost all my films in my fridge and freezer are expired.... from few months to few years...

  26. lucianamorin
    lucianamorin ·

    lololololoveeeeeeeeeeee this

  27. phaliyp
    phaliyp ·

    nice rumble!!

  28. wallflowersforjane
    wallflowersforjane ·

    excellent rumble. but now i am utterly spoilt for choice on which three images to choose!

  29. willdoney
    willdoney ·

    Just entered my first rumble. Hooray for my old film store at home!

  30. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·

    my lab sells expired film by the canister, no boxes so i never know how old it is. the latest one i shot and uploaded had to be pretty old though~! and all polaroid film is expired now too right!

  31. jarvislomo
    jarvislomo ·

    expired is good :D

  32. panelomo
    panelomo ·


  33. jonolomo
    jonolomo ·

    expired = cheap = good

  34. pinoo
    pinoo ·

    I love this competition, I always use expired films !

  35. pinoo
    pinoo ·

    I love this competition, I always use expired films !

  36. troch
    troch ·

    I always knew I kept a bag of old film at the back of the refrigerator for a reason.

  37. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    i am expired aswell...

  38. elgana123
    elgana123 ·

    Hi guys! Hope you'll enjoy my work as I enjoyed to shoot them :) ! by the way, happy valentine's day !

  39. pattyequalsawesome
    pattyequalsawesome ·

    Woohoo! Great competition :)

  40. camerabrain
    camerabrain ·

    the girl with the cake is hot

  41. mr_y
    mr_y ·

    expired film will rule the word, so let's start to pay some respect XD

  42. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    I like this. I have film in my freezer from the mid 1980's.

  43. knowgood
    knowgood ·

    A friend just hooked me up, for free, with about 50 rolls of expired (99) Fuji Reala - and now an expired film contest. Nice.

  44. smurfkuh
    smurfkuh ·

    I only use expired films haha

  45. chrystani
    chrystani ·

    Sweet! Using that expired Silvertone... Yessssss...

  46. mattlongstaff
    mattlongstaff ·

    One great use for eBay is the amount of people selling exposed films on the cheap, not realising the opportunity they present!

  47. zippergooch
    zippergooch ·

    When is this ever going to end?

  48. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    so if they extend a rumble and I've already submitted that means they didn't like my shot? haha

  49. huck
    huck ·

    Whoops! Submitted two with expired film and somehow have a completely random one on there with unexpired film, is there a way to remove it?

  50. huck
    huck ·

    Oh, scratch that, it was using expired Klik Max, may as well stay in there.

  51. parktreeone
    parktreeone ·

    Loving the photos from this rumble, just uploaded my entries from a film that expired in 1966, couldn't believe it worked, especially as it is cross processed as well.

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