The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography , VGIK for short, is a film school in Moscow, Russia. The institute was founded in 1919 by the film director Vladimir Gardin and is, according to its own claims, the oldest film school in the world. From 1934 to 1991 the film school was known as the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography . Film directors who have taught at the institute include Aleksey Batalov, Sergei Eisenstein, Mikhail Romm and Vsevolod Pudovkin. Alumni include Sergei Bondarchuk, Elem Klimov, Sergei Parajanov, Alexander Sokurov and Andrei Tarkovsky. Since 1986 the school has...
|Location:|| Moscow, Moscow
|School type:||Film school|