Of course you will still be able to get film for years to come in the same way that you can buy vinyl records or horse saddles for that matter. Just be prepared for very limited variety, high prices and long waits for supply and processing. But as a practical media, film is dead.
Why is it that some of our clients have asked us to shoot BOTH digital and Med/Large format instead of just digital? I have seen this as a trend as of late from other photographers than I in our area. I have my own oppinions on why this is but will leave them out for now.
As was mentioned earlier, each format, digital or film, has its place and use. Some based on preference and some based on technical limitations.
Film WILL become an "art" over time, just like the "LP junkies".
So people into the "art of film" will continue to use it. I being one of them.
Most of the time, when I'm shooting 35mm, I'll bring both bodies - digi and film. Depending on whats happenin' I'll switch out between shots so I get the best of both worlds.
Leaving the neutral-zone however, there is something about a bad-ass shot on a chrome. The look, the feel.... Still to this day, I have not seen a digital shot that can compare to a drum scanned 6x6, 6x7.
When we purchase our Tango drum scanner, we got about $50,000 worth of Hasselblad equipment for $2000 because the guy was "goin' digital".
Man did we score!
Anyway, after using Canon digital for sometime he said to us that he made the biggest mistake he had ever made selling us the Hasselblad equipment.
This guy has exhibited in the Smithsonian twice......