Film Rescue International™
Please only submit one order form per shipment. Normally within one business day after you submit your order form, we'll contact you by email with your order form in that email thread. Any corrections or clarifications can be made then. This email conversation becomes your work order. Do your best here but don't worry it's not perfect.
You will receive your invoice by email along with a secure payment gateway link. You'll enter your payment details at that point; you may pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
First, check the box that pertains to the type of work you're sending us. You'll see a box with "I have read and understood the information..." for the service you've selected. If you understand how our service works and pricing, check the box. Then you'll be able to see and choose the options you want.
If you don't understand how we work or our pricing, click the link (at the end of the "I have read and understand" line) to the appropriate service page and review the details. If you still don't understand, please take a picture of what you're sending and email that to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and we'll make sure you're well informed. Your confirmation of understanding is required to proceed with the order form.
If you have more than one type of work to send, you may need to scroll up / down the page in order to complete additional sections. Check the "I have read and understood..." box, and then pick the options you want.
* Select at least one service.
1. The safest way possible to develop any film suspect in its condition, is into B&W. Developing into B&W means we're leaving the more resilient silver image intact. Once the B&W version of the film has been digitized, there is the option to chemically redevelop the film into color. This is called "film acceleration". Added to this, one of the biggest differences between Film Rescue and a company doing normal film developing is that all images are worked in Photoshop to improve them. This often makes a world of difference.
2. Should you be open to some risk, color film less than about 20 years expired can usually be safely developed into color directly with acceptable results. With Film Rescue, this isn't just normal color film developing. We're using a special high contrast color film developer (AN-6) that is from a company manufacturing it exclusively for us in Italy. Like option 1, all images are adjusted in Photoshop which makes a huge difference with expired film being developed now.
1. Develop my film the safest way possible into B&W negative (even if it is color film), scan, Photoshop and put images into an online gallery where I can download medium size Jpegs. For an additional charge, I have the option to upgrade pictures on a pick and choose basis or order my entire film accelerated into color on your next developing cycle. 18.00 USD plus 1.00 USD per recognizable image*. No image no charge.2. I can live with some risk. Develop my color film directly into color using your special AN-6 high contrast color film developer, scan, Photoshop and put images into an online gallery where I can download medium size Jpegs with the option to upgrade pictures on a pick and choose basis. (We don't recommend this if your film is greater than 20 years past it's expiry and/or if it has been stored in higher temperatures or other suspect conditions – with many older color films, choosing this option is as good as throwing the film to the wind) 18.00 USD plus 1.00 USD per recognizable image*. No image 18.00.
* RECOGNIZABLE IMAGE: Please see the FAQ page here for information regarding what we consider "recognizable".
* TURN AROUND TIME: Please see the Old Photographic Film Processing page here for information regarding our turn around time.
Available upgrades once you have your online gallery of images. Pick and choose..
Film Return - Your long expired film being developed now, is not an archival record in the same way as film that was processed in a timely manner. Our processes can't necessarily be relied upon to be stable as this is often compromised in order to get an image at all, making the value of having your film returned likely strictly sentimental. What we have already done in digitizing your film would be difficult to improve on and many of the negatives are dense and can't be digitized in a conventional scanner.
Please dispose of my film (recommended)Please return my film if there is image on it 15.00Please return my film regardless of the results 15.00
B&W film, Kodachrome and Kodachrome type films will only be processed as B&W negative. If you have a mix of films that can and can't be developed into color (i.e. Kodachrome and Ektachrome film) and want what can be developed into color, developed into color, choose the second option. If you don't know what you have and want the safest approach taken choose the first option. If you're unsure, add into the additional information or instructions your concerns and we'll discuss it with you before we proceed.
Process as B&W negative, the safest and most economical option.Process my color film in color.
* Choose at least one video format. Add 50% for each additional format.
*Note*: 32 gb USB 3 drives which are enough for most orders are 7.00 USD
For more information about our various scan levels, please visit our Movie Film Scanning page.
Bronze scan (0.33 / ft)Silver scan (0.48 / ft)Gold scan (0.56 / ft)Professional scan (0.60 / ft)
Please see the FAQ page here for information regarding what is necessary before sending your film
US orders by mail: Film Rescue, PO Box 88, Westby, MT 59275-0088
Effective October 2019 new USPS rules: First Class mail over 10 ounces and/or thicker than ½ inch must be mailed at a USPS retail counter.
US orders by courier: Film Rescue, 207 Main Street, Westby, MT 59275
Westby, Montana is a remote town and couriers will often arrive outside of practical hours. If you request a signature, delivery of your package could be delayed. Please include our phone number on the shipping label: 1-800-329-8988. We prefer packages requiring a signature be sent to us through the USPS (mail).
European and U.K. orders: Please use the Europe/U.K. order form found here
Canadian and all others by mail: Film Rescue, PO Box 428, Indian Head, SK, S0G 2K0 (Canada)
Canadian and all others by courier: Film Rescue, 500 Grand Ave, Indian Head, SK, S0G 2K0 (Canada)
* Once you submit your order you'll receive a copy at the email address you provided. If you have access to a printer, please print a copy of the order form to send along with your film.
Otherwise, please include at least your name, email and phone number inside the package with your film; once your film arrives, we'll match it with the online order form you've submitted.
* A service must be selected before submitting an order.