FILM Ferrania

The film that made cinema history has returned to tell new stories. In black and white.

The Ferrania Story

Film Ferrania represents Italian excellence in the world of film. It all began decades ago when Ferrania emerged as one of the leading producers of photographic and cinematographic film. Ferrania's films became synonymous with quality and style, capturing the imagination of directors, photographers, and artists from around the world. From that moment on, the name "Ferrania" became a symbol of excellence in the analog film industry. Italian masters of the mid-20th century, such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Federico Fellini, created many of their most iconic films on P30 stock. Today, the Ferrania research and development team continuously works on the development of new films capable of capturing the imagination of artists, photographers, and filmmakers worldwide.

Film Ferrania is the unrivaled pioneer in introducing a completely new range of black and white films. The film is born with its own distinct character, which can be subtly manipulated during printing. Ferrania film is not a generic commodity that can be swapped with others. With its high silver content, the film possesses the incredible capability to capture an abundance of information, granting the opportunity, during development and printing, to reveal intricate details that would otherwise fade into obscurity—especially in the depths of shadows.

P33 Film


Innovation and Tradition in Black and White

The P33 Story

Built from the ground up, P33 has a sensitivity of ISO 160, giving photographers a smoother, more versatile photographic experience. Building upon the innovation and recent improvements made to the latest version of its predecessor P30, such as extended spectral sensitivity and dynamic range, P33 upholds unique features such as fine grain and crisp well-defined contrast. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a budding enthusiast, this panchromatic film opens up the world of black-and-white analog photography, making it more accessible for all.

P30 Film


Discover the analog authenticity of the contrasts of Film Ferrania P30.

The P30 Story

Ferrania P30 embodies a timeless aesthetic reminiscent of the film stocks favored by renowned Italian filmmakers during the mid-20th century. With its abundant silver content, this film delivers strikingly high-contrast images accompanied by virtually imperceptible grain. Perfectly suited for outdoor environments bathed in natural light and indoor settings with supplementary lighting, P30's 80 ISO exposure index provides flexibility and versatility. 

It comes as no surprise that legendary Italian directors like Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Federico Fellini chose P30 to create their most iconic films. The popularity of P30's look in cinema was so immense that in 1958, a special version was specifically developed for still photography.

Orto Film


Explore the unique appeal of Film Ferrania's orthochromatic film.

The Orto Story

Discover Ferrania Orto, P30's quirky cousin. With its distinct orthochromatic character, high silver content, and exceptional resolving power, this film delivers striking contrast, sharpness, and sensitivity. From halftone images to charismatic portraits and breathtaking landscapes, Orto is a versatile film that pushes the boundaries of your creativity. Unleash the power of Ferrania Orto and capture captivating moments with precision and depth.

Ferrania History


An explosives factory was built on the banks of the Bormida River in the village of Cairo Montenotte in the Liguria region of Italy.


FILM Ferrania reaches a major milestone when the number of staff hits 500, and factory space totals 90,000 square meters.


Vittorio De Sica’s Italian neorealist drama filmThe Bicycle Thiefis released, beginning a long-running relationship between Ferrania and Italian film masters like Fellini, Rossellini, Pasolini and many (most) others.


Ferrania was a highly respected company, and a major presence in Europe. 3M came calling from America, and grew Ferrania into the third largest film manufacturerin the world.


The iPhone is invented, redefining photography forever and eliminating 90% of the market for film. Ferrania was too big (in factory size) and too small (in brand name) to survive.


Nicola Baldini and Marco Pagni visit the shuttered Ferrania campus and discover the potential for a sustainable future for analogue film.


"100 More Years of Analog Film" Kickstarter campaign raises funds from 5500+ members of the photography and film community. The money rescues key equipment from the scrap pile for future use.


"Handmade" production techniques result in the first product release, Ferrania P30 Alpha. The response from the film community is overwhelmingly positive.


With the entry of the new partner Silvio Pignone, a comprehensive reconfiguration of the equipment was undertaken to ensure consistent production and quality over time. The research activities received a fresh boost with the introduction of modern measuring machines, etc.


The substantial investments finally put the Ferrania team in a position to achieve a stable and reliable production state, enabling full-time production of black and white films.



P33 Black and White Negative Film, 35mm



P30 Black and White Negative Film, 35mm

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P30 Black and White Negative Film, 120 Roll



Orto 50 Black and White Negative Film, 35mm



Orto 50 Black and White Negative Film, 120