Flat Film Archive

The Flat Film Archive. An ever growing catalogue of flattened 35mm canisters.

The Flat Film Archive was borne out of the Hillvale Cubes. Sifting through each roll of film in preparation for the cubes’ construction, it was discovered that every canister was unique in its own right.

Although 35mm film is produced in a uniform fashion (from small-run hand rolled film to mass manufacturing), each roll has individual markings — from hand written notes, varying imperfections and expiration dates.

This evolving archive serves as an appreciation of 35mm canister design.  The Flat Film Archive is proudly presented and maintained by Hillvale Photo.

You can also follow along on Instagram - @flatfilmarchive