Applicants in one of the auditoriums of VGIK (All-Union State Institute of Cinematography). Entrance exams at the institute. Applicants take exams, paint a still life in one of the classrooms. Artist M. M. Pashkov oversees the work of students. A. Kruk, a teacher of the directing department, in the pavilion of the educational film studio. Editing VGIK. The editor shows the students the techniques of working with film. First-year students in the office of the dean of the faculty.