The Old Moscow Scenery, Mosfilm

Old Moscow Scenery was built in 2003 specifically for the shooting of the Karen Shakhnazarov’s film ” Vsadnik po imeni Smert”. On this backlot more than 100 films were shot, among them such well-known ones, as “Gospoda Ofitsery”, “Bednaya Nastya”, “Statsky Sovetnik”, “Gibel’ Imperii”, “Myortvyjye dushi”, “Doktor Zhivago”, “Naturshchitsa”, “Vivat, Anna Ioanovna”, “Anna Karenina”, “Institut Blagorodnych Devits”, “Belyi tigr”.

Mosfilm Decorstroi is the department that builds the scenery at Mosfilm nowadays. That is the structural subdivision of FGUP Mosfilm film company.

Mosfilm Decorstroi resources make it possible to create scenery of any complexity for setting it both indoors (in studios) and outdoors, as well as to carry out certain kinds of works on scenery design.

In addition to full-length feature films, Mosfilm Decorstroi builds scenery for TV-series, music videos, commercials, entertaining TV-shows, cultural events, presentations, exhibitions.

The Scenery built by Mosfilm-Decorstroy create the setting required by the client. It can be historical or modern, new or artificially aged; it can have different national or geographical specificities.

Indoor scenery.
The most common kind of scenery. Flats, apartments, halls, winter gardens, offices, industrial premises, working premises, back rooms, hallways, entrance halls.

Outdoor scenery.
Urban areas, rural areas, streets, squares, roads, glades, country sites, forest, mountains, snowdrifts.

Specific scenery.
Railway car, ship, plane, submarine, spaceship
The production base of “Mosfilm-Dekorstroy” and the qualification of our employees allows us to carry out the whole complex of works on manufacturing such decorations, as well as provide separate services to organizations.

Mosfilm is the leading Russian film company producing almost all the film- TV- and video products in the country. The studio’s production capacity is more than a hundred films a year. Mosfilm produces, distributes and sells film-, TV- and video products. It also provides services relating to all phases of filmmaking.

Most films are made in studios on the territory of Mosfilm. They are headed by the leading Russian cinematographers: Vadim Abdrashitov, Stanislav Govorukhin, Georgiy Daneliya, Svetlana Druzhinina, Vladimir Menshov, Vladimir Naumov, Gleb Panfilov, Sergei Solovyov, Alla Surikova, Andrei Eshpai and others.

In recent years Mosfilm has been actively involved in the modernisation of its production and technical capabilities. A great deal of work has been done on the reconstruction of stages and studios and on equipping them with the equipment and cameras that meet the highest modern day standards.

The most advanced digital equipment is installed in Mosfilm Sound Studio. The re-recording studios it contains were the first in the world to receive Dolby Premier Studio quality certificate from the Dolby Laboratories Company in 2006.

Mosfilm provides all kinds of work on the editing of films and video films, telecopying and computer graphics, and this work is carried out through the use of most advanced equipment. The Studio created the unique museums of historical costumes, prop and vintage cars. Mosfilm is the only studio that has preserved its film archive and carries out a great amount of work on the restoration of films from its golden collection at its own expenses. Mosfilm is actively involved in Russian film festivals in many countries and runs retrospective shows and screenings in Russia, as well as in other countries.

Having overcome the crisis of the 90s, the studio has not only preserved its traditions and professions in the sphere of cinematography but became a highly profitable enterprise. In the past nine years, it has increased its profitability by more than 10 times.

Nowadays Mosfilm consists of the new technologies, active film-making, high skilled creative workers, rare collections. All this allows the studio to be rightly considered the leading enterprise of the Russian film industry and to contribute hugely to the revival of the Russian cinema.