Film Ferrania is Alive!

By Paul McKay

After several years of hard work, multiple set-backs and challenges, Film Ferrania's hard work has paid off and the first batch of P30 35mm film is available to buy in Europe!

(Update: and now Ferrania P33 35mm film has arrived!)


Why is this so exciting?

Those of you who have followed the trials and tribulations of Nicola Baldini, Dave Bias and Marco Pagni will know just how long this moment has been in-the-making. They are part of the Ferrania team who have taken the original Italian factory from disuse and ruin to producing fresh photographic film within the past decade.

I would highly encourage you to spend some time on their website's blog - reading the articles and seeing the photos as they went from zero to film in 2016 having spent years raising funds, gathering the team and fixing the machinery.

Film Ferrania workshop
Film Ferrania workshop
Film Ferrania workshop
Film Ferrania workshop
Film Ferrania workshop
Film Ferrania workshop

All images (c) respective photographers, used with permission from the Film Ferrania website


Which film is available today?

The first film from their labs and factory is the iconic P30: based on the original cinematic film from the mid-20th Century but updated for the modern shooter. A limited quantity is available today - with more to come in February. Click on the product title for more details!


Paul Unboxing the P30


Happy Shooting and Grazie Mille!
- Paul and Mary


1 Comment

  • I used FERRANIACOLOR slide film since late 1950’ through the 1960’s and made up the formulae from the chemicals. I introduced COLOUR PHOTOMICROGRAPHY into University College London Geology Dept when I was the Photographer there for 8 years 1962 1970 starting on £12 a week and finishing up at age 27 on £27 a week -- I used to use the Tungsten Balanced refills for a Zeiss Photomicroscope and the daylight balance for making Lecture Slides. In 1959 when I joined BARKING PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY we used to cover the Barking Carnival on FERRANIACOLOR slide fillum — about 8 members went out taking shots and then rush back to our meeting place where I had 2 .5 Litres of FERRANIACOLOR Chemicals made up and processed all the films then we put them into Slide Mounts added a sound track on a tape deck then rushed back to the Carnival Ground to show the Mayor, Carnival Court and the Great Un-Washed Barking Public a slide show . That was REAL PHOTOGRAPHY ! HA HA !

    Peter ELGAR

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