National Film Foundation of Russian Federation
- History of the foundation
- Festival center
- Moscow Representative Office
- Illuzion Cinema theater
Gosfilmofond of Russia is a federal government state-funded cultural institution-cinematic organization, that is storing collections of movies and other film materials, as well as implements collecting, art manufacturing, culturally educational, artistically historical, filmographic, methodological and informative activities. The organization is located in Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, at Beliye Stolby Microdistrict, Gosfilmofond Prospekt.
Gosfilmofond Russia has the largest and one of the world’s best cinematic collection, with about 70 000 titles of movies or 967 000 rolls of film material – from silent pictures of the Lumiere brothers filmed in France in 1895, to modern works of Russian and foreign cinema , which are the masterpieces of visual history. In addition to movies Gosfilmofond keeps 450000 units of cinematograpic memorabilia (posters, photographs, literary script, etc.).
The Government of Russian Federation provides legal, financial and logistical support necessary for the preservation, integrity and inalienability of the movie collection from other film materials Gosfilmofond.
Gosfilmofond of Russia has an exclusive right to use their own means of identification and manage its exclusive rights on intellectual activity results, including the provision to another person the right to use relevant results, having proper official contract.
About the Foundation
According to the order of the Soviet government the construction of Gosfilmofond began near Moscow, and was built as the All-Union Film Storage as far back as 1936-1937’s.
On October 4, 1948 by the Decree of Council of Ministers the All-Soviet Film Storage was transformed into the Gosfilmofond of the USSR.
In 1957 Gosfilmofond has become a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), and its director, Mr. Victor Privat, who headed the Institution for more than 30 years, has took a position of the Vice President of FIAF. As a result of an active international cooperation with the colleagues from FIAFI and inter-archive exchange the Gosfilmofond collection was replenished with thousands of films»
In 1991, after the demise of the Soviet Union, the Gosfilmofond of the USSR was renamed into the Gosfilmofond of Russia preserving the integrity of the collection and preventing its separation.
In 1993, by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Gosfilmofond was introduced into the list of the most valuable objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation.
In 1997 Gosfilmofond was placed into the Guinness Book of Records as one of the three largest film archives of the world with one of the largest movie collections which consists of more than 60 000 film items.
The objectives of the Gosfilmofond of Russia:
1) its organization through increasing, gathering, recording, registration and storage of the collection of movies and other film materials;
2) the implementation of research and collecting activities that aim to increase the collection of movies and other film materials, as well as promote the collection.
The activity theme of the Gosfilmofond:
Providing of preservation, increase and restoration of the stored collection of movies and other film materials, conducting of informational culturally educational events in its particular field.
Gosfilmofond of Russia has an office that is located in Moscow, Maliy Gnezdnikovsky pereulok., 7/6, as well as two branches: the Illusion movie theatre in Moscow, Kotelnicheskaya Naberejnaya., 1/15, and zoobase , located in the Vladimir Oblast, Petushinskiy district, Leonovo village.
Gosfilmofond of Russia Trademark
The flag of Golfilmofond of Russia consists of black, blue, green, and red colors which symbolize cinematographic transition from black and white film to colored alternative, sensitive to blue, green and red spectrum rays.