Kinonedelja – Online Edition

The Kinonedelja (Kino-Week) newsreels represent Dziga Vertov's first contribution to cinema. A total of 43 issues, each containing an average of 5 to 7 different items, were produced between May 1918 and June 1919. Vertov joined the newsreel’s ranks as a secretary initially but by the fall of 1918 had taken on full responsibility for the series. The Austrian Film Museum holds prints of 14 clearly identifiable issues of the Kinonedelja series. The films provide an invaluable record of life in the young Soviet Russia, then in the throes of civil war. Within the framework of the EFG1914 project, and continuing its recent tradition of publishing important works by Dziga Vertov in digital form, the Film Museum has made its complete Kinonedelja holdings freely available online. The publication of the Kinonedelja  Online Edition marks the first presentation of moving images on the Film Museum’s website. For the online presentation, the Viennese collection is complemented by additional digitized Kinonedelja issues and fragments held by the Danish Film Institute in Copenhagen and the Swedish Film Institute in Stockholm.

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Kinonedelja No. 1

Issue Date: May 20, 1918

Video Duration: 7 min 55 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 4

Issue Date: June 25, 1918

Video Duration: 5 min 8 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 17

Issue Date: September 24, 1918

Video Duration: 5 min 21 sec

From the Collection of the

Danish Film Institute

 

Kinonedelja No. 22

Issue Date: October 29, 1918

Video Duration: 10 min 28 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 24

Issue Date: November 19, 1918

Video Duration: 8 min 34 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 28

Issue Date: December 17, 1918

Video Duration: 5 min 5 sec

From the Collection of the

Swedish Film Institute

 

Kinonedelja No. 31

Issue Date: January 17, 1919

Video Duration: 10 min 20 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 32

Issue Date: January 24, 1919

Video Duration: 2 min 25 sec

From the Collection of the

Swedish Film Institute

 

Kinonedelja No. 34

Issue Date: February 7, 1919

Video Duration: 8 min 48 sec

Kinonedelja No. 3

Issue Date: June 15, 1918

Video Duration: 8 min 51 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 5

Issue Date: July 2, 1918

Video Duration: 5 min 46 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 21

Issue Date: October 22, 1918

Video Duration: 7 min 39 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 23

Issue Date: November 5, 1918

Video Duration: 6 min 9 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 25

Issue Date: November 26, 1918

Video Duration: 5 min 26 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 29

Issue Date: December 24, 1918

Video Duration: 7 min 4 sec

From the Collection of the

Swedish Film Institute

 

Kinonedelja No. 32

Issue Date: January 24, 1919

Video Duration: 6 min 51 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 33

Issue Date: January 31, 1919

Video Duration: 8 min 22 sec

 

Kinonedelja No. 35

Issue Date: February 14, 1919

Video Duration: 8 min 49 sec