Uzbekfilm

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Uzbekfilm
Type Corporation
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 1925
Headquarters Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Products Motion pictures
Television programs

Uzbekfilm (Uzbek: Oʻzbekfilm, Ўзбекфильм; Russian: Узбекфильм) is the largest and oldest film studio in Uzbekistan. It was established on July 1, 1925.[1]

The company was initially called Sharq Yulduzi (Eastern Star). In 1936, it was renamed to Uzbekfilm. During the Soviet-German war against Nazi Germany and its allies, the company was called Tashkent Film Studio. In 1958, it was renamed back to Uzbekfilm.

Since its founding Uzbekfilm has produced about 400 feature films and 100 animated films.[2] Some of the most popular films produced by Uzbekfilm include Maftuningman (1958), Mahallada duv-duv gap (1960), Yor-yor (1964), Shum bola (1977), Toʻylar muborak (1978), Suyunchi (1982), Kelinlar qoʻzgʻoloni (1984), Armon (1986), and Abdullajon (1991).

After Uzbekistan became independent in 1991, the government of the country took full control of the studio. In 1996, Uzbekfilm was turned into an open joint-stock company.[3] The studio produces half a dozen feature-length films a year.

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  1. ^ A. M. Prokhorov, ed. (1974). "Uzbekfilm". Great Soviet Encyclopedia (in Russian) (3rd ed.). Moscow: Soviet Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ "Uzbekfilm". Uzbekkino (in Russian). Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Open Joint-Stock Company Uzbekfilm". Oʻzbekkino (in Uzbek). Retrieved 12 September 2014.