CineStill BwXX - 35mm Film

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Cinestill BwXX is an emulsion first used in 1959 to shoot movies in Hollywood studios. This black and white 35mm film is now available for UK photographers to create their own unique vision! Films that have included scenes shot on this emulsion include Kill Bill Vol 1, Schindler's List, Casino Royale and Raging Bull - the definition of artistic royalty.

BWxx is officially rated at ISO 250, although photographers shooting at ISO 200 are highly unlikely to see any difference in the negatives.



Format: 35mm
Colour: B&W
Type: Negative
ISO: 250
Exposures: 36
Pack size: 1


To understand more about the details above you can check out our film guide or if you want some inspiration then head over to our page on choosing your next film. And if you want the full details about the film, including technical information, read about Cinestill BWxx over on EMULSIVE.


Cinestill celebrated it's 5th birthday in 2017, having quickly developed a fantastic reputation world-wide for their innovative approach to fulfilling analogue needs. They are specialists in converting rolls of cinema film - designed for movies - into batches of 35mm and medium format film that can be used in thousands of cameras, and developed in any minilab in the world. Their passion is for everyday photographers to have the same access to high-quality emulsions as Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, and The Coen Brothers! Sometimes referred to as Cine Still.

For more information about the brand check out our bio of Cinestill


Where we ship

When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Cinestill BwXX 35mm Film today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!

The Analogue WonderLab

When you’ve shot your roll of film and are looking to get it developed and scanned, then look no further than the Analogue WonderLab!

We can process your film for you, scan it at the resolution you need, and email back the files quickly and securely.

We offer FREE tracked shipping to our lab so that you can send us your negatives with total peace of mind. And our lab team are all passionate film shooters themselves, so you know that your film will get the best possible treatment!

Head to the WonderLab page here to read more details, or add the bundled developing above when you purchase your film.

Please note that our long-term aim is to offer developing for every film that we sell, but this is a work-in-progress. For full details and FAQs please head here

How Does the Bundled Developing Work?

To make your analogue adventures even easier (and cheaper!) we’ve implemented the option to pre-pay for your processing when you buy your film. This means that you choose your developing and scanning options on this page, via the little tick-box above, and add everything to basket for an immediate 10% saving on all processing costs.

Your film will be dispatched in line with our usual shipping times (full details here) and you will also get an email with instructions on sending the film back to the WonderLab (with tracked shipping - on us!)

When you have shot the film - whether that takes you a day, month or year - you generate the free tracked postage label by following the simple instructions from the email, and pop it in the post with a note of your original order number. We’ll do the rest!

So buy the bundle and relax into the shooting process, knowing that you’ll get to see the final results from your photography, without having to reach for your wallet again.

Happy Shooting!

We send all parcels via TRACKED service - free in the UK for orders of film over £50.

This means that when you buy your film from us you will be emailed a tracking link at dispatch, and will be able to follow your parcel’s journey all the way to safe arrival.

Please note that it is not a signed service so you won’t need to be at home to receive your film, and our letterbox-friendly boxes fit through the vast majority of European letterboxes!

You will have different shipping options and costs at checkout, depending on how quickly you need your film. Please refer to the Delivery Details page for full information

Get Inspired

Visit our Wall of Inspiration to read different film reviews and see images from our talented Analogue Wonderland community.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Simon Armstrong
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @armstrs01
Superb All-rounder!

Superb all-rounder. Great detail, sharpness and contrast. Deep blacks and just enough grunge for my taste. Lovely stuff. If only it was 1/2 the price, I’d buy it by the truck load.

Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Beginners, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract, Travel, Studio work, Low light/Night
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: monkeypuncher (flickr)
Cinestill strikes again!

This is a fantastic film stock that delivers emotive results. With Tri-X prices shooting up, this will definitely be a stock I'll consider using again. Attached images were shot at box speed (ISO 250 in daylight) at Holme Gardens in Dorset with a Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 and Carl Zeiss T* Tessar 45/2.8.

michael phelan
Perfect for: Portraits, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: muddman
first time

these are a couple of photos I took on an old yashica 230 aF rangefinder. I left it on auto and used 28mm wide angle lens. The film was developed in ID 11 and I may have over developed(temp. too high I think) as highlights were burnt in(particularly bright light) on some of the negatives. the one in the lift was abit grey but the one with the hands shows good contrast and didnt require any digital help beyond scanning. The others, taken outside with no viewfinder were acceptable. I have bought another roll alongside Ilford delta 3200 as comparison. They are not in the camera yet.

Luke Farmer
Perfect for: Portraits, Street Photography, Creative/Abstract, Travel
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Love it

Great film. I don't know if it's supposed to have the same halation effect as 800t or 50d, but I didn't experience that. However, it did produce some great shots, and in a world full of VERY similar B&W films, it's nice to have something that looks a little unique.

Jake Williams
Perfect for: Great All-Rounder, Portraits, Landscapes, Street Photography, Architecture, Creative/Abstract, Travel
Sharing with the Film Community: Yes
Accreditation Handles: @rolleicorder82
Photographers Wouldn't Give An XX For Anything Else

Super XX has a legendary reputation and has leant its look to many a classic body of work, such as William Klein's New York pictures, as well as the silver screen. It has a tonality that you just don't see with many modern films, which feels like stepping back in time. Black and white allows us to move away from the everyday and see things for what else they are, especially in between sunlight and rain. If you love a more poetic or magical realist approach, then this is definitely a film for you. The recommended D-96 is a perfect match for it, but I look forward to trying it with tanning and staining developers.