Organizational and economic processes of Ukrainian film production in the 1920s

Volodymyr Myslavskyi

Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Kharkiv.

ORCID ID 0000-0003-0339-1820


Keywords: history of cinema, Ukrainian SSR, VUFKU, film industry.


The article examines the formation of the material and technical base of Ukrainian film production based on the wide range of little-known publications in the Ukrainian and Russian periodicals of the 1922-1930s. The influence of the technical equipment of film factories on the quality indicator of film production in the 1920s is analyzed. The All-Ukrainian Photo and Film Administration did not receive the necessary state funding for the development of film production and had to independently seek the possibility of such funding.

Initially, the main investments were directed to the development of the Odessa and partly Yalta film factories. In the second half of the 1920s, it was decided to build the largest cinema factory in the USSR in Kyiv, and therefore all funds were directed to this construction. However, after the transition to the production of sound films, the Kyiv Film Factory turned out to be completely unadapted to such processes. The article also discusses the negative consequences associated with the uneven distribution of funding for the development of three film factories.

Author Biography.

Volodymyr Myslavskyi, Doctor of Art Studies, Associate Professor, Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Kharkiv


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Published: May 14, 2021.

Vol 20 No 2 (2021).