Special issue dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). Applicants take entrance exams at VGIK: among the members of the selection committee - T. F. Makarova, M. S. Donskoy and others. Classes with students of VGIK are conducted by: I. K. Skobtseva, T. F. Makarova, S. A. Gerasimov. Fragments from feature films: "Othello", "Height", "Chairman". Filmmakers: M. Romm, A. Tarkovsky, A. Konchalovsky on the set of feature films. Film director Yu.N. Ozerov on the set of the film "Liberation"; next to him is the operator I.M. Slabnevich. Cinematographers of documentary films on the set of plots for documentaries. Filming front-line cameramen, among them - RL Carmen on a street in Berlin. Editing of the footage in the room of the Central Documentary Film Studio (TSSDF), incl. directed by A.A. Ovanesova .. A group of operators and other employees of the Central House of Photography at the entrance to the studio; among them - L.A. Maximov, P.A. Opryshko.