Lecture for  9-11 years old children

SEMESTER 1: 2021 (September 26 – December 19)
SEMESTER 2: 2021 (January 30 – May 29)

Is cinema an art or entertainment, a craft, or a creative process?

When we watch a movie, we forget everything. Even the fact that there is only a play of light and shadow in front of us on the screen. We hardly think that it requires a whole factory or film studio, where people from more than 200 professions are involved in the work, to create that illusion.

In the material sense, cinema is thousands of kilometers of film, which are carefully stored in the FILM FUND of the Dovzhenko Center. Our acquaintance will begin with a tour of the former film copying factory.

We will find out when cinema was born and how old it is, how cinema went from black-and-white and silent to color and sound. Next, let’s focus on what is interesting about different types of cinema – fiction, documentary, popular science, and animation. We will also try to feel the mood created by films in different genres of cinema. In conclusion, let’s think about the special language of film art.

Cinema is impossible without an image. So, the principles of painting which relate to composition, light and shadow, color, and texture, apply here. However, unlike painting, the image in the cinema moves and develops over time. In essence, cinema is thousands of picture frames and their chains are combined into a single spatial and temporal whole. It happens with the help of montage. It is editing that makes cinema not just a set of individual images, but a real art.

The author of the program is Maryna Skyrda, chief art critic of the Dovzhenko Center Cinema Museum


  1. Film Production

    From black-and-white silent movies to color and sound

  2. Cinema types

  3. Film genres

    Fiction / Non-fiction / Animation

  4. The language of cinematography

    Historical drama, melodrama, comedy. adventure, fantasy, thriller, musical



  • Лекторій для дітей 9-11 років “Абетка кіномистецтва” складається з 9 занять,
    які відбуваються у суботу, о 12:00, раз на місяць з вересня по травень.

  • Заняття проходять в Дитячому просторі Музею кіно (5 поверх Довженко-Центру).

Вартість абонемента на сезон

720 грн.

Продаж абонементів розпочинається 25 серпня.

Придбати абонементи і квитки можна в касі Довженко-Центру в холі на 1 поверсі або перерахувавши кошти на рахунок, надісланий після реєстрації.


Довженко-Центр піклується про здоров’я та безпеку дітей.
Щоб запобігти поширенню COVID-19, ми подбали про відповідні умови
перебування у Дитячому просторі Музеї кіно.

During classes:
– the number of children in the group is limited – up to 10 people
– children are at a distance of 1.5 meters
– children use a separate toilet room

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