According to MacRumors ( http://www.macrumors.com/ ) "The patents are being sold in two lots: the digital-capture portfolio related to capturing and processing images on cameras, smartphones and tablets; and the Kodak Imaging Systems and Services patents related to storing and analyzing images, among other things"
The WSJ article mentions "Eastman Kodak Co. has put 1,100 patents on the block" (You can't read the entire article without subscribing).
From the above, it doesn't appear patents relating to film are being offered.
The bidding, however, might be off to an inauspicious start. The
Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the opening bids from the two consortiums were unexpectedly low, in the range of $150 million to $250 million.
More than anyone person has or would want to spend. It's a mess, who'd want to get involved in it?
I dont think a single person has ever put forward a scenario where Kodak's film division is spun off successfully or bought out by another company. Kodak is worth so little now that anyone with a decent plan for Kodak could snap up the film and run with it, IF it could be done profitably.
Such a shame. I am more grateful than ever now for Ilford.