Central Studio for Documentary Film

Central Studio for Documentary Film or CSDF (Russian: Центральная студия документальных фильмов, ЦСДФ) is a Soviet/Russian film studio. It was the largest Soviet newsreel and documentary cinematography studio. Headquartered in Moscow, USSR. Currently known as Russian Central Studio for Documentary Film.

History

Studio traced its history from 1927, when a special newsreel division of Sovkino was formed.

In 1931 it was reorganized into All-Union Newsreel Factory - Soyuzkinochronicle

Since 1936 known as Moscow Newsreel Studio and since 1940 as Central Newsreel Studio. In 1944 known under its current name - Central Studio for Documentary Film.

In USSR, CSDF was responsible for some newsreel series, like:

  • News of the Day / "Новости дня",
  • Foreign Newsreel / "Иностранная кинохроника",
  • Soviet Sports / "Советский спорт",
  • Soviet Cinema / "Советское кино",
  • Pioneria / "Пионерия"
  • etc.

In 1944 — 1946 Studio Director was Sergei Gerasimov.

Studio produced a number of documentary films about the second world war, including Moscow Strikes Back, winner of the 1942 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Filmography

  • Pobeda na Pravoberezhnoi Ukraine i izgnaniye nemetsikh zakhvatchikov za predeli Ukrainskikh sovietskikh zemel (1945)
  • The City That Stopped Hitler: Heroic Stalingrad
  • Stalingrad (1943)
  • Bitva za nashu Sovetskuyu Ukrainu (1943)
  • Narodniye mstiteli (1943)
  • Den voyny (1942)
  • Den novogo mira (1940)

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