Cinema of Belarus

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Pobeda cinema in Minsk

The Cinema of Belarus began on 17 December 1924 with the creation by decree of what later became Belarusfilm studio. The studio was moved to Minsk in 1939. Film production was interrupted by World War II, and restarted in 1946, when the studio assumed its current name.

Most of the output has been in Russian rather than Belarusian.

Belarusfilm is also a co-organizer of the Listapad film festival held in Minsk, Belarus in November.

Film studios


DOTYK Queer Film Festival logo

Notable films




  • Vitali Silitski; Jan Zaprudnik (7 Apr 2010). The A to Z of Belarus. Scarecrow Press. pp. 81–82. ISBN 978-0810872004. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  • Rollberg, Peter (2008). Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. Scarecrow Press. pp. 97–99. ISBN 978-0810860728. Retrieved 24 January 2016.

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