The scheme - choose-film.com – is
supported by Fujifilm Professional and is a one-stop portal for all
users of film. Subscription to choose-film.com is free, and once
photographers have signed-up they can enjoy a host of benefits.
Members are able to create their own profile web page that carries a
gallery of their images, a blog, links and contact details. In
just two weeks, over 1,200
photographers have signed up to the programme.
The members’ area
of the website also
features a lively forum, free classified advertisements, a directory
of where to buy film and film cameras and a shop where photographers
can buy film at special offer prices. There is also an Image
Week competition with prizes to be won.
Plus, anyone signing up to
before 1 May 2007 will go into a draw to win £200-worth of
Fujifilm Professional film and a host of goodies.
Jerry Deeney, of Fujifilm
explained the thinking behind the initiative: “We
to become an online community where supporters of traditional film
can come and exchange experiences, information, tips and of course
show their images. Film is the creative choice for many photographers
and this scheme is an outlet for this creativity. While Fujifilm
Professional is supporting the website, I hope the members will be
the driving force behind it and that they will shape the way things
go in the future.”