Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography

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



The institute was founded in 1919 by the film director Vladimir Gardin and is, according to its own claims, 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: Всесоюзный государственный институт кинематографии).

Film directors who have taught at the institute include Aleksey Batalov, Sergei Eisenstein 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.

In 2008 the institute became a university.



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