Ferrania Film was a highly successful manufacturer of film for both stills photography and cinematography since 1923. Between 1964 and 1999, the company was owned by the 3M Corporation and sold films under various brand names. After 3M's withdrawal from the company, Ferrania struggled on until finally closing its doors in 2010.
In 2012, a group of Film Ferrania's former employees decided to try and revive the company's film production line. Having set up a Kickstarter campaign this autumn, they hope to bring their first batch of films to market in the first quarter of 2015.
The team have set up their new operations in Film Ferrania's former Research and Development building. The facility is equipped for the manufacture of films – but only in small production runs and at very high costs. To produce economically viable quantities, further components of the company's old production plant must be acquired.
With a week to go until the Kickstarter initiative ends, the necessary funds have already been raised – so it seems that fans of analogue photography and cinematography may have a lot to look forward to.
For further information visit Kickstarter and Film Ferrania