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St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio

One of the largest documentary film studios in the country. Founded in 1918 as part of the Petrograd Cinema Committee, reorganised later on into Sevzapkino Cinema Factory's newsreel department. It was transformed again into the Leningrad Newsreel Studio in 1932, modelling itself on the Soyuzkino Leningrad Cinema Factory, and finally into the Leningrad Studio of Documentary Films in 1968. Many of its films were awarded prizes at the All-Union and International Film Festivals and State Prizes of the USSR and the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The studio hosted various directors at various times, including R. L. Karmen, E. Y. Uchitel, L. S. Cherentsov, S. D. Aranovich, P. S. Kogan, L. I. Stanukinas, I. P. Kalinina, M. S. Litvyakov, A. N. Sokurov, and N. V. Obukhovich. The studio's works represent a specific Leningrad (St. Petersburg) school of documentary films. Nowadays, a lot of films by studio take part in international film festivals of all the world.

Short film credits



Russia | 2003 | 29:00
Director: Edgar Bartenev
In a Komi village, we listen to inner sounds and see figures of Komi people. As we approach the edge of this enchanted world, we do not want to trespa...
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