Peculiarities of genre formation in 21st century cinematography

UDC 791.43.01

Violeta Demeschenko

Institute for Cultural Research, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
ORCID ID 0000-0001-8296-4628


Keywords: genre, genre structure, genre morphology, traditional genres, hybrid genres, artistic form, film art, animadoc.


This scientific exploration is an attempt to consider the theoretical problems of genre development in modern cinema. Even today in the 21st century, modern cinematography remains one of the art forms that continues to develop dynamically. It is this development that continues to transform its genre classification rather quickly. This process occurs because the large number of modern films does not fit into the traditional genre classification and creates the need to search for new principles regarding the formation of the genre as such. The process of genre creation takes place permanently, both in cinematography and in art in general.

In relation to this process it is important to highlight the clarification and understanding of the specifics of existing film genres, the classification of which must be constantly reviewed in order to understand the directions of the development of modern film art and to realize its specifics. Solving such a task requires taking into consideration the evolution of the genre system, which has turned into a continuous process that lasts throughout the 20th-21st centuries. Moreover, with regard to this process it is crucial to define the main trends related to the tradition of genre creation, which is influenced by artistic and socio-cultural factors.

Authors Biography.

Violeta Demeschenko, Ph.D. (Theory and History of Culture), associate professor, Institute for Cultural Research, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.


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Published: 2023.04.04.

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