Film Ferrania Announces P30 Black and White Film Will Ship This Month

Film Ferrania, the reborn Italian manufacturer of analog film stock today announced that it will be selling an "Alpha" version of their first product, P30 black and white negative film, by mid-February.

Ferrania collected funds on Kickstarter in 2014 to resurrect a dormant film factory in northern Italy, but ran into difficulties getting it back up and running. While the pre-production batches of P30 still seem to have some issues with scratched film, Ferrania promises that this will be fixed when shipping starts. As it bills the film an "Alpha" it will take under advisement feedback from early adopters.

Mat Marrash

P30 test shot by Mat Marrash (on scratched pre-production film).

According to the company

FERRANIA P30® ALPHA is an 80 ISO panchromatic black and white motion picture film for still photography, and reintroduces the legendary P30 film produced by Ferrania during the 1960s.

Ferrania has posted a gallery of images taken with the newly produced film on its website and promises to update it as production moves along.

Dave Bias

P30 test shot by Dave Bias.

After years of companies cutting film stocks and limiting the availability of formats, 2017 is shaping up to become a milestone year for film photographers. Kodak already announced at CES that they would bring back their own Ektachrome slide film, and French company Bergger recently introduced a newly formulated black and white film, Bergger Pancro 400.

Photos by Mat Marrash and Dave Bias.

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Peter Brody's picture

Or just buy Ilfords XP2 and shoot it as ISO 200 or 100.

Hans Rosemond's picture

Some pretty contrasty stuff there

Richard Keeling's picture

Always good to see a new film on the market, and as I am one of those who contributed to FILM Ferrrania's Kickstarter project, I will be sure to get some of this film. Looking forward to using it.

Anonymous's picture

Now I am just waiting on the 120 version. :-)