FERRANIA P30® ALPHA PRESS MATERIALS

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Video

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One-minute introductory video. Credit: Courtesy FILM Ferrania

Additional Documentation

Click any thumbnail to download PDF documents and images about the history of the Ferrania company, and information about our team and factory, The LRF. For information about our 2014 Kickstarter campaign, click here.

15.6MB ZIP file Credit: Courtesy FILM Ferrania

15.6MB ZIP file
Credit: Courtesy FILM Ferrania

 
 

Logos & Graphics

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FERRANIA P30® ALPHA pack shot and logos JPG, PNG and EPS files included

FERRANIA P30® ALPHA pack shot and logos
JPG, PNG and EPS files included

FILM Ferrania logo JPG, PNG and EPS files in three colors.

FILM Ferrania logo
JPG, PNG and EPS files in three colors.

"Effe" vintage Ferrania mascot logo JPG, PNG and EPS files

"Effe" vintage Ferrania mascot logo
JPG, PNG and EPS files

 
 

Sample Images

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Please note that these samples are from a pre-production test batch and thus do not represent the final product. For this reason, they have not been retouched, and all defects shown, especially the scratching, will be solved in final industrial production batch.

Special thanks to Studio Fahrenheit, The Darkroom, Blue Moon Camera & Machine, and Icon for processing and scanning services.

This gallery will be updated in the coming days with images from newer production runs.

 
Credit: Guido Tosi

Credit: Guido Tosi

Credit: Adam Goldberg

Credit: Adam Goldberg

Credit: Zeb Andrews

Credit: Zeb Andrews

Credit: Gianni Giovannini

Credit: Gianni Giovannini

Credit: Mat Marrash

Credit: Mat Marrash

Credit: Heather Champ

Credit: Heather Champ

Credit: Gianni Giovannini

Credit: Gianni Giovannini

Credit: Jessica Hibbard

Credit: Jessica Hibbard

Credit: Dave Bias

Credit: Dave Bias

Credit: Nicola Baldini

Credit: Nicola Baldini

Credit: Nicola Baldini (this image from the first handmade roll)

Credit: Nicola Baldini (this image from the first handmade roll)


 

Press release

FILM Ferrania introduces FERRANIA P30® Black & White 35mm Film

CONTACT: press@filmferrania.it

Cairo Montenotte (SV), Italy – FILM Ferrania is proud to announce its first product, FERRANIA P30®, in a limited ALPHA edition. FERRANIA P30® ALPHA reproduces, with modern techniques developed by FILM Ferrania scientists, the exact film that made Ferrania world-famous more than 50 years ago. With its cinema pedigree, ultrafine grain, and very high silver content, FERRANIA P30® ALPHA has no peers in the modern analog film market. Pre-sales of FERRANIA P30® ALPHA in 35mm still format, with 36 exposures, will begin mid-February 2017 at www.filmferrania.it/shop.

A Jewel from the Age of the Italian Cinema Masters

Each frame is like a piece of jewelry.
— Nicola Baldini

FERRANIA P30® ALPHA is an 80 ISO panchromatic black & white motion picture film for still photography, and reintroduces the legendary P30 film produced by Ferrania during the 1960s. FERRANIA P30® ALPHA is coated on triacetate base and features an incredibly high silver content of 5 grams per square meter. Speaking about this silver-rich film, FILM Ferrania CEO Nicola Baldini states, “Each frame is like a piece of jewelry.”

Pasolini, Rossellini, Visconti and many other italian directors powered their masterpieces with P30 film. In 1961 Sophia Loren won the Academy Award for La Ciociara (Two Women) by Vittorio De Sica and the entire world started to appreciate the beauty of FERRANIA P30 ® film. In 1963, the legendary film 8 ½ by Federico Fellini was shot on FERRANIA P30 ® stock, cementing its place in cinema history.

Building a Viable Future for Analog Film

The original Ferrania company began making still and cinema film products in 1917 and quickly became the “Kodak of Italy.” In 1964, Ferrania was purchased by the 3M Corporation and the research facility, Laboratori Ricerche Fotografiche (or “LRF”) was built. Ferrania grew to be the fourth largest film manufacturer in the world. All film production operations ended in 2009.

In 2013, FILM Ferrania was born when co-founders Nicola Baldini and Marco Pagni visited Ferrania. They recognized the raw potential of the old factory and began a challenging industrial downscaling project designed to match the needs of the modern analog film market by using the LRF as the primary facility. Inside this single building is a color film factory “in miniature.” Its overall footprint and resource demands, as well as production capacity, are a small fraction of existing manufacturers - but it is capable of producing, in a sustainable way, professional-quality motion picture and still film products that rival any in the market.

In addition to the LRF, FILM Ferrania has secured hundreds of tons of equipment from the former campus that will be essential for expansion efforts, and has saved more than 90 years worth of unique documentation containing the entire film manufacturing knowledge of Ferrania. Key to this salvage effort was a highly-successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, launched in October 2014. Over 5500 backers from around the world pledged $322,420 USD to save “Trixie”, “Walter” and “Big Boy”.

With these elements in hand, FILM Ferrania is creating the world’s first color film manufacturing base that is expressly designed for the 21st century market.

For further details about FERRANIA P30 ® ALPHA, FILM Ferrania, and the history of the former Ferrania company, please visit FILM Ferrania’s Press Page, or contact:

In Italian
Nicola Baldini
FILM Ferrania, s.r.l.
Viale Della Libertà, 57
17014 Cairo Montenotte (SV), ITALY
n.baldini@filmferrania.it

In English
David Bias
FILM Ferrania USA Inc.
234 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001, USA
d.bias@filmferrania.it

 

 

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