Dovzhenko Film Studios

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National Cinema Studio of feature films named after Oleksandr Dovzhenko
State-owned Corporation
IndustryMotion Pictures
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine
Key people
Oles Yanchuk (CEO)
ProductsMotion Pictures Edit this on Wikidata

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 studio in Ukraine that was 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 studio was awarded national status.


Main entrance to Dovzhenko Film Studios

The studios began in 1920s when the All-Ukrainian Photo-Cinema-Directorate (VUFKU) announced 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 in 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 within the studios in memory of the many film producers who had once worked here.[citation needed] One film pavilion is named Shchorsivskyi, because Olexandr Dovzhenko shot his film Shchors there.[according to whom?] This area of the studios is used as a museum.[citation needed]

The apple orchard on the side of the avenue near the studios was planted by the order of Dovzhenko himself. In 1957, it was named in memory of Alexander Dovzhenko.[according to whom?]

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

Selected films[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]


See also[edit]


  • Ruta Malikenaite. Guildebook: Touring Kyiv. Kiev: Baltia Druk, 2003. ISBN 966-96041-3-3

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