Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

Photochemical Film Lab List

As a communal resource, we have been working on consolidating and adding to various existing lists of film laboratories still in operation around the world with all relevant contact information, websites, country and when relevant, the formats supported. The focus of the updated list is primarily photochemical labs. This list includes commercial film labs, film archives' in-house labs, and community or artist-run labs. To the best of our knowledge, this list is accurate as of 15 January, 2021.

This list is the result of a consolidation and revision of data from previous similar efforts by FIAF (2013 film lab survey), AMIA's Film Advocacy Task Force, Mick Newnham (Australia National Film and Sound Archive), Andrew Oran (Fotokem), Christian Richter (Kodak), and the many FIAF affiliates who responded to our request for updated information on lab closures.

Offered below are several pages that may help you visualize and organize your search. The first offers an interactive Google Map showing the locations and details of all listed labs, followed by labs organized by continent, and finally a comprehensive list of all film labs.

Should you hear about the closure of a film lab or know of a lab left off this list, please let us know by emailing Rachael Stoeltje, Director of IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, at