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‘Film is Still Alive’ is a Mini-Doc About the Love of Analog Photography


Just as vinyl records have made a comeback as of late, film photography has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Film is Still Alive is a 10-minute miniature documentary that explores why film photographers these days are still in love with their medium despite the camera industry moving to digital.

The documentary was made by Canadian photographer Take Kayo and filmmaker Ryan Savella, who spoke to a number of amateur and professional film photographers to hear their thoughts.

“Film photography never died, it was dormant,” the duo writes. “Now it’s alive and thriving.”

The duo is aiming to raise awareness and funding for an ongoing “Analogue Photography Series” of interviews with various figures in the film industry, including amateurs who do everything themselves, professional photographers, art galleries, commercial photo labs, and camera stores that specialize in film.

“The goal of this documentary series is to show how diverse this analogue film community is, and encourage everyone to participate in the process,” the duo says. “Yes, film is still alive!”