FILM FUND

The Film Fund started its work in 1996 when it obtained the vault and premises of the former Kyiv film printing factory, which was the biggest in Eastern Europe.

As of January 1, 2020, the Film Fund of Dovzhenko Centre stores 9,114 units – 56,043 film products – feature films, animated films, documentaries and popular science films mostly produced in Ukraine.

Most of them are presented on original materials – negatives and internegatives, while others are also presented on interpositives and digital media.

Dovzhenko Centre stores original materials of all Ukrainian films produced after 1992.

Soviet films are mostly presented on internegatives or interpositives.

The oldest film in the vault is a nitrate film dating back to 1909.

The oldest Soviet Ukrainian feature film dates back to 1922.

All films are stored in separate vaults based on their nature, namely, in the storage of original materials (negative image, sound negative, internegative and master print), storage of interpositives (release prints), storage of magnetic tape recordings, storage of films cleaned after fungus/mould infection, as well as the digital storage.

To preserve films, the storages have controlled temperature and humidity. Besides, they are equipped with germicidal lamps for inactivating bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.

To monitor the film condition, the centre staff re-inspect each film every 3 to 5 years.

FILM FUND

The oldest film in the vault is a nitrate film dating back to 1909.

The oldest Soviet Ukrainian feature film dates back to 1922.

All films are stored in separate vaults based on their nature, namely, in the storage of original materials (negative image, sound negative, internegative, and master print), storage of interpositives (release prints), storage of magnetic tape recordings, storage of films cleaned after fungus/mould infection, as well as the digital storage.

To preserve films, the storage has controlled temperature and humidity. Besides, they are equipped with germicidal lamps for inactivating bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.

To monitor the film condition, the center staff re-inspect each film every 3 to 5 years.

FILM RENTAL

Films from the Film Fund of Dovzhenko Centre are rented upon the permission letter from the Ukrainian State Film Agency and after filling in application form.
Films that belong to Dovzhenko Centre can be rented after filling in the application form

In addition to controlling the preservation and distribution of films, the Dovzhenko Center Film Fund on the basis of the only film laboratory in Ukraine provides a wide range of services for processing color and black and white film materials and production and restoration of film copies:
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TRANSFER A FILM

The Film Fund of Dovzhenko Centre will be happy to accept films and videos on analogue media, which have scientific, historical or artistic value, for storage.

The transferred films can be digitised, scientifically attributed and restored (if needed).

They will be stored according to the requirements of the archival legislation of Ukraine.

During the transfer of the materials to the Film Fund, the parties sign a bilateral Deed of Gift containing all the necessary information.

To transfer archival films, please, contact us by email or phone:

filmfund@dovzhenkocentre.org / +38 044 201 6543