Federal State Cultural Institution
The founder and owner of Gosfilmofond assets is Russian Federation
A particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the Russian Federation

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.

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New Online Exhibition

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New Online Exhibition

1812 ("Patriotic War ", "The invasion of Napoleon," " Borodino Battle"). Historical drama, b/w, 48 min.

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