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Central Studio for Documentary Film

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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.

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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 Great Patriotic War, including Moscow Strikes Back, winner of the 1942 Academy Award for Best Documentary.


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  • Den novogo mira (1940)

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