Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography

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All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov (aka VGIK)
Всероссийский государственный университет кинематографии имени С.А.Герасимова (ВГИК)
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Former names
All-Union State Institute of Cinematography
Established 1919 (by Vladimir Gardin)
Type Film school
President Alexander Novikov
Rector Vladimir Malyshev
Location Moscow, Russia
Campus Urban
Website vgik.info (in Russian language)

The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (Russian: Всероссийский государственный университет кинематографии имени С.А.Герасимова, meaning All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov), aka VGIK, is a film school in Moscow, Russia. With no confirmed accounts, VGIK, along with the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and The American Film Institute, competes for the title of being the oldest film school in the world.

History

The institute was founded in 1919 by the film director Vladimir Gardin and is the oldest film school in the world.[1] From 1934 to 1991 the film school was known as the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (Russian: Всесоюзный государственный институт кинематографии).

Film directors who have taught at the institute include Lev Kuleshov, Marlen Khutsiev, Aleksey Batalov, Sergei Eisenstein, Mikhail Romm and Vsevolod Pudovkin. Alumni include Sergei Bondarchuk, Elem Klimov, Sergei Parajanov, Alexander Sokurov and Andrei Tarkovsky.

Since 1986 the school has been named after the film director and actor Sergei Gerasimov.

In 2008 the institute became a university.

Notable alumni[2]

It was necessary to do VGIK in the Soviet Union in order to be allowed by the State to direct a film.[citation needed]

Faculty

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References

  1. Историческая справка (in Russian). Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. Retrieved 2 September 2008.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Wikipedia:Notable alumni
  3. 3.0 3.1 Imre, Anikó (2012). A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas. John Wiley & Sons. p. contents. ISBN 1118294351. Retrieved 25 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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