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08-19-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Ferrania wants to listen to YOU

I thought this was worth sharing! There's a survey at the link below asking for input from photogs!

FILM Ferrania

Great news!

"FILM Ferrania is in the process of restarting production for analog film in both still and cinema formats.

FILM Ferrania was officially formed in Ferrania, Italy on July 23, 2013 by co-founders Nicola Baldini and Marco Pagni with the aim to build a new factory from the leftover parts of the old one, originally founded in 1923..

Through massive cooperation with the local government, FILM Ferrania currently has a facility, most of the necessary machinery and even a large stock of chemistry.

With all of this, we still have an enormous task ahead of us. We aim for nothing less than fundamentally changing the way you buy, use and process film today.

Most importantly, we aim to restore confidence in the future of analog film.

Our philosophy is simple:
We are people who love film, you are people who love film, and people have the power. So let's do this!"


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A year later and still very little from Ferrania. The Ferrania group on Flickr was quite enthused at the time of this announcement, but most of us figure that they ran out of money. There was a post to their Facebook page in April and nothing since. The only other word on the Web is this article on the Wittner Cinetech Web site:

Wittner Cinetec - Visiting FilmFerrania in Italy 2014

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I don't know if the linked survey is new, but I do like the design work. I did not complete the survey since I don't like to share my e-mail address.


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08-26-2014, 11:56 AM   #3
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Hmmm... Well, I wish them success and look forward to the possibility nonetheless.
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Film market is slowly increasing.. let's hope Ferrania will use this moment at best

An interesting market is now the "lomo" style rolls. They should work on the pro and the "hipster amateur" side too imho

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I answered their survey. Why not, right? If they manage to get some film made then I'll give it a try. I'm game for almost anything except heat damaged expired film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
I'm game for almost anything except heat damaged expired film.


That is precisely the traditional Ferrania look.

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(...and I love it...)
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I wish them well but I won't hold my breath.

Ferrania film is popular with the Lomography crowd.
That's why I always steered clear of it!

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I wish them well but I won't hold my breath.

Ferrania film is popular with the Lomography crowd.
That's why I always steered clear of it!

Chris
I am not much for Lomography, but (contrary to how some might take my comment above) I am very fond of Ferrania and have a secret hoard of the stuff. Some of my favorite images have been taken with this film.




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Film is film. How you use it is completely up to you. If you want to take "lo-fi" Lomo style shot or a "hi-fi" landscape then you can do that with Portra 160 as well as Lomography branded rolls.
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Has anybody tried their products? How are they?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
Has anybody tried their products? How are they?
Whose products? FILM Ferrania? They have not yet brought a product to market, though the understanding is that their films will be similar to the range offered before production ended a few years ago.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
How are they?
I have shot the Solaris 100 and Solaris 400 negative films (made by the former Ferrania company) and can offer the following characterizations that apply to both films:
  • Assertive grain
  • Unique and not-quite-realistic color rendition
  • High acuity
  • Amenable to significant adjustments in PP
I would class them as a "creative" tool and not appropriate for fine work.


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Are these films in production or not? I still have to understand...
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Are these films in production or not? I still have to understand...
No, Ferrania stopped production in about 2010. The new company, FILM Ferrania has not yet brought a product to market.

There are rumors of old stock being sold under various names, but the key is country of origin. If it does not say Italy, it is not Ferrania.


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I just supported their Kickstarter... and wish them luck. Hope to have my 1st run roll this coming spring.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/filmferrania/100-more-years-of-analog-film
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