Archival items: 91968

The archive contains 91968 items (35mm and 16mm). It includes documentary films, newsreel series, film journals, raw archival footage. We implement film digitization programs, and also fulfill individual scanning/digitization requests.

The major Russian film studios

Central Studio of Documentary Films (CSDF)

The largest documentary film studio in the USSR. Famous directors such as Dziga Vertov, Alexander Dovzhenko, Sergey Gerasimov, Roman Carmen, Mikhail Romm, Vladimir Osminin, Eldar Ryazanov worked at the studio.

CSDF catalog

Centrnauchfilm (CNF)

Film studio of popular science and educational films. In the 70s, the studio produced more than 300 films a year. It was here where sound and widescreen films were shot for the first time in the USSR, and unique technologies and techniques were created.

CNF catalog

Leningrad Studio of Documentary Films (LSDF)

The studio was establised in 1932 and quickly became one of the largest stuidios in USSR. LSDF produced hundreds of documentary films and film journals, the most notable of which were 'Leningrad Newsreel', 'Our Land', 'Soviet Karelia'.

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Lennauchfilm (LNF)

Leningrad Popular Science Film Studio was established in 1933. The main goal of this studio was to show Soviet achievements in science and technology. The studio did not stop working during World War II, even at the time of the Siege of Leningrad. In the 50s and the 60s, Russian director Pavel Klushantsev pioneered the new genre combining documentary and sci-fi. Klushantsev’s Planet of the Storms made such an impact on US filmmakers that Hollywood created two adaptations.

LNF catalog

Sverdlovsk film studio

The film studio was founded in Ekaterinburg in 1943, during World War II. The studio created more than 200 feature films, 500 documentary films, several hundred popular science films and animation movies. Various films are included in the Top 100 Soviet Films.

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Kazan studio

Kazan studio was established in 1932. In the 60s, it became one of the largest documentary film studios in the country. In its heyday, the studio employed more than 120 people. The organization had offices in Chuvashia, Mordovia, and the Republic of Mari El. The Kazan Newsreel Studio produced almost 4 500 footage items. Its newsreels series and documentaries cover the entire history of the Republic of Tatarstan, starting from the 1920s.

Kazan studio catalog

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