Motion Picture Film

Spooled and Shipped from Ottakring, Vienna

Why use motion picture film?

Motion picture film has an exceptional quality and consistency. In Resolution, exposure latitude and flexibility, motion picture film stands shoulder to shoulder with professional film stocks like Portra and Ektar. In fact, these film stocks are based on the technology of the Vision 3 film sold here! At the same time, motion picture film comes at less than half the price of Portra film stocks.

The DX coding on the recycled film cartridges means it can be used in any 35mm film camera, including modern point and shoot cameras.

Why so cheap?

As a one-man operation, I have little expenses, which allows me to sell the film at a very competitive price. I am passionate about analog photography, and it is my mission to keep it as affordable as possible. As a frequent shooter myself, I was frustrated with the rising price of film, which lead me to find an alternative where I would not have to compromise on quality. All packaging, including the film cartridges and film boxes is recycled, which means that Otterfilm has a very low carbon footprint, while also keeping costs down!


Any downsides?

With Otterfilm you will not be compromising on quality and reliability in the slightest! The only possible downside is that the process of developing ECN-2 chemicals is slightly different from regular C41 color negative film. There is an extra step in development, the removal of the remjet layer, which prohibits development in regular lab processors. Read more in the developing section to find out where to drop off your film!

What is Remjet?

The Remjet layer is a black layer of carbon on the back side of the film. It serves to prevent static buildup in motion picture cameras, and prevents scratches and ripping of the film caused by the high speed of movie cameras. At the same time, it serves as an anti halation coating, preventing the light from being reflected off the pressure plate of the camera, which would cause the highlights to be exposed twice.

What is Vision 3?

All Vision 3 film shares a special dye layering technology developed by Kodak. It was developed for the motion picture film sold here, and then used for Kodak Portra 160, Portra 400 and Ektar 100. All these films therefore share a similarly high dynamic range, fine grain and high color accuracy.