Odessa Film Studio

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Odessa Film Studio
Closed Joint-stock company
Industry Film
Founded 2005 (originally in 1919)
Headquarters Frantsuzkyi bulvar 33, Odessa, Ukraine
Key people
Viktor Nozdriukhin-Zabolotnyi (acting Chairman)
Products Motion pictures, TV films
Owner Government of Ukraine (50%+1)
and Nova Film Studios LLC
Parent Odessa Film Studios of featured films
Nova Film Studios
Website http://odessafilm.com.ua

Odessa Film Studio (Ukrainian: Одеська кіностудія художніх фільмів) is the first film studio established in Ukraine (Odessa). It is partially owned by a government and supervised by the Department of State property fund of Ukraine together with the Ministry of Culture. Together with Dovzhenko Film Studios they are the only state-owned and major film producers in the country. The studio is located at Frantsuzky bulvar 33 (33 French Boulevard), Odessa, Ukraine. In a close vicinity to it is located a smaller film studio House of Mask.

History and reorganization[edit]

  • It was founded on May 23, 1919 by the decision of the Odessa Governorate Executive Committee out of the remnants of cinema studios of Grossman, Kharitonov, and Borisov. This date was the day of birth of the first in the country state film studio. At first she was listed as "Political film section of political department and of 41st Division of the Red Army", and the first filmed here feature film was the film "Spiders and flies." The original studios went into decline after the Russian Civil War and the Ukrainian War of Independence as their owners emigrated running from political prosecutions. The Grossman's film studio "Myrograph" existed in Odessa since 1907 and was the oldest one recorded in Ukraine.
  • In 1922 was "film sektion" reorganized into Odessa Film Factory of All-Ukrainian Photo Cinema Administration (VUFKU). The Odesa film studio, which was VUFKU’s main production facility, underwent extensive renovations. The studio purchased its new modern equipment in the West allowing the studio to shoot, light and process the film stock using state-of-the-art technology. In 1926 Vyacheslav Levandovskyi and Deviatkin created an animation studio of VUFKU.
  • In 1930 VUFKU was reorganized into "Ukrainafilm" of "Soyuzkino" (Union-cinema).[1]
  • In 2005 was Odessa film studio reorganized to Close Joint Stock Company (the government owns the majority of shares).


The studio is located in the downtown right near the shore of Black Sea covering some 7 hectares (17 acres) and consisting of three pavilions of 600 square metres (6,500 sq ft), 432 square metres (4,650 sq ft), and 240 square metres (2,600 sq ft). Inside the studio's building is located another film studio, Vira Kholodna Film Studio and the Odessa Film School. The Odessa Film Studio has its own movie theater, U-Cinema, which is also located in the same building.

On the territory of the studio there is a Museum of the Cinema, in which you can find out about many interesting facts on the history of the cinema. Here you can find historic materials, from the invention of cinema, to the postmodern, digital and avant garde.


Selected films[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]


Selected directors[edit]


Selected actors[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kinofest NYC - VUFKU History". kinofestnyc.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 


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