Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers

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The Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers is an organization that was established after the Order of the Council of Ministers of Ukrainian SSR in 1957. It was named at first as Orgbureau and constitutionalised on its first organizational convocation in January 1963. The first director of the association was Taras Levchuk and the association headquarters was decided to be in Kiev. In 1971 the association opened another office in Odessa and became a part of the Soviet Association of Cinematographers. Its membership listed around 500 individuals at that time. Together with the State Committee of the Council of Ministers in regards to cinematography the association was publishing its monthly issue of Novyny Kinoekranu (News of Cinemascreen) since 1961.

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