Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography

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All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov (a.k.a. VGIK)
Всероссийский государственный университет кинематографии имени С.А.Герасимова (ВГИК)
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Former names
All-Union State Institute of Cinematography
Type Film school
Established 1919 (by Vladimir Gardin)
President Alexander Novikov
Rector Vladimir Malyshev
Academic staff
ca. 200
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), a.k.a. VGIK, is a film school in Moscow, Russia.

History[edit]

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: Всероссийский (ранее 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. A full member of the international CILECT network of film schools, the Institute became a university in 2008.

Notable alumni[2][edit]

During the period of the Soviet Union it was a requirement of the state to attend VGIK in order to be allowed to direct a film.[citation needed]

Faculty[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Историческая справка (in Russian). Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. Retrieved 2 September 2008. 
  2. ^ Wikipedia:Notable alumni
  3. ^ a b Imre, Anikó (2012). A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas. John Wiley & Sons. p. contents. ISBN 1118294351. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°50′06″N 37°38′15″E / 55.83500°N 37.63750°E / 55.83500; 37.63750