Dovzhenko Film Studios

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National Cinema Studio of feature films named after Oleksandr Dovzhenko
State-owned Corporation
Industry Motion Pictures
Founded 1927
Headquarters Kyiv, Ukraine
Key people
Oles Yanchuk (CEO)
Products Motion Pictures

The Dovzhenko Film Studios (Ukrainian: Національна кіностудія художніх фільмів імені О. Довженка, translit. Natsional'na kinostudiya khudozhnikh filmiv imeni O. Dovzhenka) is a former Soviet film production studios located in Ukraine that were named after the Ukrainian film producer, Alexander Dovzhenko, in 1957. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the studio became a property of the government of Ukraine. Since 2000 the film studios were awarded status national.


Main entrance to Dovzhenko Film Studios

Its history the studios begin in 1920's when the All-Ukrainian Photo-Cinema-Directorate (VUFKU) announced concourse on a project proposition for the construction of a cinema-factory in 1925. Out of 20 of them was chosen the project of Valerian Rykov who led his architect group composed of students of the Architectural Department of Kyiv Art Institute. With the construction of the O. Dovzhenko Film Studios beginning in 1927, it was at the time the largest in the Ukrainian SSR. Although the filming pavilions were still unfinished a year later, movie production had begun. Many memorial plates are located within the studios in memory of the many film producers which had once worked here. One film pavilion is named Shchorsivskyi, because Olexandr Dovzhenko shot his movie, Shchors, there. This area of the studios is currently used as a museum.

The apple orchard located on the side of the avenue near the studios was planted by the order of Dovzhenko himself. Since 1957, they were named in memory of Alexander Dovzhenko.

In December 2009 a studio for the digital restoration of Ukrainian films was opened on the complex.[1]

Selected films

Soviet Union


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