Welcome to RFW 2020

Let the #RollFilmWeek sharing begin!

#RollFilmWeek is finally here! Join the global celebration on Instagram through Friday.

If it’s your first time participating or if you need a refresher, check the guidelines before you post. Here are the updated “rules” for 2020:

  • DO post 35mm and medium format images. (More obscure types of roll film are also fine.) Please consider providing camera and film information in your captions.

  • DO NOT post large format (sheet film) photos, instant film photos, or digital photos. (We love apps like VSCO, too, but digital simulation of film doesn’t count; Roll Film Week is exclusively for analog photography.)

  • DO share images that haven’t been posted on Instagram before. They don’t have to be recent; feel free to scan vintage photos or past work.

  • DO use the #RollFilmWeek hashtag on Instagram — that’s the tag we’ll check when we curate daily features. There’s no limit on the number of photos you can post, but we recommend only two or three images per day.

  • DO NOT add the #RollFilmWeek to photos you’ve posted outside of the official Roll Film Week dates. (We pay attention to this when selecting photos to feature from the @rollfilmweek account.)

  • Discover, follow, and support other photographers. The purpose of this week is to celebrate film and connect with other people who love film photography. Please take time to browse the Instagram hashtag and get to know other members of the community.

Let’s get rolling,

P.S. — If you’re in the NYC area, you may be interested in a special event happening this week: Film photographer and friend-of-RFW Colin Poellot has been working with a community arts space in Queens to open a public darkroom. There’s an opening show with a reception and open house on Thursday evening. Here are the details:

AlterWork Studios, 30-09 35th Ave., Long Island City.
Into the Darkroom opening reception: Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
Exhibit on view through February 21, 2020.