FUJIFILM Factory Visit & Film Competition Update

February 5th, 2018

The first step in our One Minute Film Competition is now over, and there is no better way and time to expose our audience to the “behind the scenes” of making some of the valuable prizes that we and FUJIFILM/FUJINON will be presenting to the winners. 

One Minute Competition update:

First things first. It is with A LOT of appreciation that we would like to thank all the participants in our first ever film competition. The overwhelming response and engagement of the filming community in the event convinced us to continue and initiate future competitions like this one. 233 eligible films from 56 countries were submitted during the course of the competition (!) and now Nino and I are facing the long, responsible work of viewing all those creations and deciding the winners. We will live-stream the announcement of winners during Friday, February 9th at 7pm CET (6pm GMT/12pm EST/9am PST). 

FUJIFILM/FUJINON Factory visit:

Now, FUJIFILM was kind enough to privately host and guide me through one of its lens and camera factories located in Sendai, northern Japan. This factory is responsible for making the FUJINON MK lenses, X-T2 camera and GFX 50S camera and lenses. It was a great chance to see how some of our prizes are made and although it was a short visit, it was hard not to be impressed by the process of making these products literally by hand. I hope you will enjoy this short video and, like me, take one thing from watching it: regardless of our purchasing decisions, there are always hard-working, dedicated people behind the design and manufacturing of the equipment we use on a daily basis. Maybe it is a good chance to salute them all. 

Music for the above video is taken from art-list. Theme: Oliver Michael – One MomentMe and You and Firefly

Are you curious enough and want to see more factory visits in facilities related to our industry? If so, which ones? Let us know in the comments section below!

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 Maselli Luca
Maselli Luca
MemberFebruary 5th, 2018

Hi! The date of announcement is wrong, now is february :) (edit: the date was corrected)

 Donovan Kundiger
Donovan Kundiger
MemberFebruary 6th, 2018

Absolutely and totally impressed. One can assume great care is made during the precision crafting of photographic equipment, but seeing it visually presents the true depth of Fuji’s care and dedication. I will now view FUJI equipment with an even greater level of respect and will seriously look into purchasing some FUJI equipment. For what it is worth, every single day I still carry in my pocket a FUJIFILM FinePix Z3 point and shoot camera made in 2000 and it still takes great photos. It’s rugged, and I prefer it to a smartphone for handy quick pics during the day when not shooting with my professional equipment. For several years I have also been letting my daughter, who is now 7, learn to take photos with it and though it is scratched and dented I have a few photos taken recently from this camera on Shutterstock. Thank you for the factory video. I am truly very impressed.

 Donovan Kundiger
Donovan Kundiger
MemberFebruary 6th, 2018

Also, I’ll be sharing this video with all my photographer friends. I hope all who view it will do the same.

Narek Avetisyan
Narek Avetisyan
MemberFebruary 6th, 2018

Thank you guys and also to Fujifilm for organizing this competition.
It definitely motivated me to get up, group together some friends and shoot my first short.
No matter what the results are on Friday I really enjoyed participating.

 Benjamin Snider
Benjamin Snider
MemberFebruary 6th, 2018

I want to visit the factory where they manufacture film!

 Hubert Napierała
Hubert Napierała
MemberFebruary 7th, 2018

Lol it’s lightproof. You wouldn’t see a thing :D

 Freddy Bustamante
Freddy Bustamante
MemberFebruary 9th, 2018

Hey am I wrong or was the live stream winners announcement already supposed to have happened?

 Donovan Kundiger
Donovan Kundiger
MemberMay 22nd, 2018

Today I was pleasantly surprised to receive a certificate of entry plus a letter acknowledging my entry into the One Minute Film competition. That was a very nice and unexpected surprise, and in Thailand no less. Thank you. Sincerely appreciated, Donovan

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